Cassava Cake Recipe

Cassava Cake is a classic Filipino dessert made from grated cassava (manioc).  Cassava is also known as  kamoteng kahoy and balinghoy in the Philippines. Cassava starch is also used to make tapioca. There are different cassava cake around, but this Cassava Cake Recipe is by far, the best that I have had.

I was able to taste several versions of Cassava Cake when I am still in the Philippines. I remember back then — when I was still younger — almost all the vacant lots in our subdivision have either banana trees planted or kamoteng kahoy. We used to cut the trunk of the cassava plant to use as the foundation of our bahay-bahayan (play house). When it’s time for meryenda (mid afternoon snack), boiled cassava is always present. I like to dip my boiled cassava in sugar. When it comes to making cassava cake, I like to do the cooking (or baking) part, not the preparation. Since fresh cassava is dug  from the ground, the people assigned in preparing the cassava needs to do the digging, cleaning, peeling, and shredding. Now you know why I chose to do the cooking part.

Cassava Cake

This cassava cake recipe is my personal favorite. It is not until the time when I came here in the US that I was able to try the best cassava cake. I wish that  was exaggerating, but I am not. This cassava cake recipe is really great because it tastes good, it is rich, and very easy to prepare. The credit goes to our good friend, Sharon, who was kind enough to share her cassava cake recipe to us. So I asked for her permission to share the recipe with you, and she agreed. So here we are now with this Cassava Cake Recipe for everyone’s enjoyment.

Try this Cassava Cake Recipe. Enjoy!

Cassava Cake Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
    Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
    Total time: 
    • 2 packs grated cassava (about 2 lbs total weight)
    • 2 cans coconut milk (4 cups)
    • ½ (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
    • 3 pieces egg
    • ¼ cup butter, melted
    • 8 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1 cup condensed milk
    • 16 tablespoons granulated white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    1. Make the batter by combining the grated cassava, butter, ½ cup condensed milk, ½ cup evaporated milk, 6 tablespoons cheddar cheese, 14 tablespoons sugar, and 2 eggs in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
    2. Add the 2 cups coconut milk in the mixing bowl where the mixed ingredients are. Mix again.
    3. Grease the baking tray then pour-in the batter (these are the ingredients that you just mixed together).
    4. Pre -heat oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then put-in the baking tray with batter and bake for 1 hour.Remove from the oven and set aside.
    5. Meanwhile prepare the topping by combining 2 tablespoons sugar and flour in the heated saucepan.
    6. Pour-in the condensed milk then mix thoroughly.
    7. Add 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese while stirring constantly.
    8. Pour 2 cups of coconut milk and stir constantly for 10 minutes
    9. Pour the topping over the Cassava Cake (baked batter) and spread evenly.
    10. Separate the yolk from the egg white of the remaining egg (we’ll be needing the egg white only)
    11. Glaze the topping with the egg white using a basting brush. Simply dip the brush to the egg white and brush it on the cassava cake.
    12. Set your oven to broil mode. Broil the Cassava cake until color turns light brown.
    13. Garnish with extra grated cheese on top. Serve. Share and enjoy!


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    1. thanks for the recipe. . . my kids really loved it!

    2. sir pede po bang gamitin ang Tapioca starch instead of grated cassava..thanks

    3. thank you po

    4. sna mas precise ung sukat ng ingredients para mas madaling gawin… anyways thanks sa mga recipes and more power ^^

    5. dggucchi says:

      yung condence milk lng po yan…magpainit ka po ng kawali then lagyan mo ng cooking oil na kauntin lng then ilagay mo na ang milk at magkakaroon kna ng yema:)

    6. tama!walang subtitute.kaya nga cassava cake

    7. kate park says:

      kuya ilang grams po ung ginamit mong cassava flour?thank u po ng marami

    8. Look for Yucca in vegetable section. It is fresh cassava.

    9. thanks once more for this site…

    10. Carina Chen says:

      hi! Sir,

      i just wanna say thanks fot your site, i learned and tried and loved some of your recipes and they are helping me a lot…specially your bilo-bilo and biko recipes,our kababayans here in Taiwan love it too so they order from me from time to time, they are requesting for cassava cake and here you have it, it’s hard to find it here though and this morning i was able to buy fresh cassava so im excited to try your recipe once more, i know it wont fail me…im just wondering if i can use our Eden cheese? Sir have you ever tried it before…we have mozarella cheese here though but its expensive, i have not seen sharp cheddar yet, i hope i can find soon….thanks a lot once more, we love this site…

    11. Norvie De Guzman says:

      Hi Kuya, million thanks for all the recipes posted. Have tried some of them already and it was great. looking forward to your E-cookbook Vol. 1

    12. Hey Vanjo!~ pede bang i bake ko lang uli after mailagay yung toppings?

    13. just a quick question im trying to make your cassava cake the only problem is we dont have grated cassava but we do have fresh cassava and i dont know how to use fresh after i grated the cassave should i squeeze the fresh grated cassava till it dries or should i just leave the way it is after i grated the cassava?

    14. I’m having a party this weekend and am inviting some Friends for Filipino Dishes,I will make some Pinoy desserts too like Leche Flan & Puto and I will try to make Cassava Cake too!:) I know it will be good!:) More Powers Panlasang Pinoy!Godbless Always!

    15. the cassava was good. thanks….

    16. hi kuya slamat po sa lahat ng recipe nu po. the best kau po…God bless! from spain,

    17. Hi. meron akong marami cassava powder sa pantry, can i use this in lieu of the frozen cassava? and should i adjust the measurement since dry namn ang powder?

      Many thanks

    18. Ahmm, di ba kaya nga cassava cake kasi cassava yung gamit sa recipe. Walang substitute.

    19. gudevening po! kuya pede pu pki convert ng 2packs/2lbs ng grated cassava to grams or cups! pls po! then what if fresh grated cassava ung gmitin q kailangan pa po buh tanggalin ung liquid ng grated cassava?! plsss ans.!!! :D

      • 1 pack is 454 gms, yun kasi ang nabibili na dito sa North America. so 2 packs around 908 gmd, di ko pa na measure ilang cups yun eh.

    20. easy to do this here at vancouver. you can find all ingredients at any T&T Supermarket. cheers and more power to this site…bon appetit!

    21. Dell Bradshaw says:

      can u put in wed site how to make a INUTAK , u know na kakanin din sa pilipinas,,, ang katambal ng inutak is Ice Cream,,,, thank u waiting ur reply,,,,


    22. Hi po, Im a young mom of three and your site is been a great help for me Ive tried some of your recipies and it taste good. I love to bake too. Tanong ko lang po kung puede kong e add ang eggyolk sa batter mixture, sayang kasi kung itatapon ko na lang.
      Im looking forword for your response.
      Thanks a lot for inspiring us to cook…
      God Bless!

    23. where I could find a grated cassava that already in a packed.Is it frozen?

    24. Kuya, anong klase ng cheese ang ginamit niyo?

    25. yung fresh cassava it needs to squeeze some of d juice
      kc m2big pg d nbwsan….
      thanx prang ang dling mglu2 wen u c d video
      at ska ang ganda ng kamay mo prang d nglulu2
      daig p ng ibang maybahay…..LOL

    26. Great site! Just want to ask, can I use glass dish (pyrex) for baking cassava cakE? will the baking time be affected?
      thanks and more power to you.

    27. I used sharp cheddar for this recipe, Pinky. Happy New Year!

    28. I am a newlywed couple and It’s my first time to celebrate new year with him away from our families. I need to cook 1 dessert for him and it turns out he likes cassava cake. I follow your recipe diligently. He likes it very much. Thank you for sharing your recipe to everyone.
      Happy New Year and May God Bless You!

    29. Jing Yerkic says:

      Hi kuya, anung klasing grated cheese po ang gamit mo?

    30. thank you for all those wonderful recipes..i really love them all…