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. Im drooling :) .. I’ll make this for Valentines.. :)

    2. can i use cassava flour instead?

    3. michelle says:

      first time ive tried your recipe.. turns out so great! my husband loves it.. :) thank you and more power!

    4. wow….thanks panlasang pinoy for all the food tips…natututo talaga ako sa pag ta try to make lalo na ang cassava cake my favorite….more power to all..

    5. luchie mccann says:

      hi kuya san nilagay un an other 1/2 cup evap milk???

    6. luchie mccann says:

      kuya san napunta un an other 1/2 can ng evap milk , which di ko nakita nilagay for toppings ?

    7. whats the difference when i use fresh cassava from the one that you used?

    8. bugsbunny says:

      sir what do u mean by broil? ung oven po kc nmin old n kya wala pong set up for broiling.. at tska po ask ko lng po kng ok lng po b n ilagay ung topping habang mainit ung cake? d po b un lulubog? slaamt po!!! merry xmas!!!

    9. filipino redneck says:

      can i use coconut cream instead of coconut milk?

    10. how far can I go in dehydrating the grated fresh cassava, does it need to be supper dry by using cheese clothe to squeeze or can I leave some of water by squeezing it by hand?

    11. Ivy Amante says:

      Hi kuya, i have a real kamoteng kahoy, pano ko gamitin un, grate lng po ba and ilang cups? Thank u and more power.

    12. hello there,

      Just want to thank u for sharing all of your recipes,
      its really a big help for us who are not good in cooking…
      i enjoy watching and for every recipe taht im not familiar with ingredients im always check ur site for the ingredients and be guided through out the cooking…thanks a lot,,….
      more recipes ….

    13. Ana Brantly says:

      Punta ka sa mga asian store or even regular store lang. They usually sell fresh YUCCA, yon yong cassava. I-grate mo na lang sa food processor. Mahirap tlaga maghanap ng grated cassava kung walang asian store dyan sa inyo.

    14. ano po ang size ng baking pan na ginamit nyo???

    15. u try sa philippine store sa korea, i think sa dunducheon sa annabels meron…

    16. hi kuya, thanks for sharing ur recipes, i tried making cassava cake, and it really tastes good.. more power and God Bless

    17. mary grace says:

      elow po….thank u po sa lahat ng mga recipes…more power po…God bless U!!!!

    18. umm…it took 2 hours to bake my cassava cake. i can’t say there’s something wrong with my oven because it’s only a year old. and after i glazed the cassava, it didn’t turn out as pretty as the one on the video. but it turned out good!

    19. can i use cassava starch instead of grated cassava? thnx!

    20. 1nday Londres says:

      Hi while writing this the cassava cake is cooking in the oven. I found that the quantity of mine is so much more than what I have seen in your video, or is it because you only showed using 1 pack of the cassava?
      It would also be helpful if you could indicate the volume of your ingredients. ie what is one can of coconut milk, is that 200 ml. Watching your video it seemed you used a small tin of the coconut milk. Appreciate your help, a bit late but for the next time.
      I have yet to taste my finish product so will get back to you for people’s comments at my daughter’s school’s International Night.