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Comprehensive Guide in Making Cassava Cake
If you’re fond of Filipino food, you obviously have heard or even tried one of their classic desserts called the cassava cake. It’s no secret that cassava cake is a very common food in the country because the Philippines is abundant with cassava, or locally referred to as “kamoteng kahoy.” In the West, cassava is more known for use of its starch, like when in making tapioca.
Due to the popularity of this very simple dessert, many variations have come out, but all of them practically carry the same goodness and sweetness in every bite. And quite interestingly, just about anyone can make a cassava cake without training or special equipment.
So, without further ado, here are the steps in making cassava cake without the need for fancy equipment or tools or even skills.
But first, the ingredients you need are two packs of grated cassava, two cups of coconut milk, half an ounce of evaporated milk, three pieces of egg, butter, cheddar cheese, half a cup of condensed milk, and granulated white sugar. For the topping, set aside two tablespoons each for flour and sugar, condensed milk, grated cheddar cheese, and two cups of coconut milk.
Step 1 – Let’s begin by making the cassava butter. Grab a mixing bowl and put the grated cassava, milk, butter, portion of the cheese, eggs, sugar, and coconut milk in it. It is recommended that you mix all the ingredients well using a wire whist. It’s quite obvious that anyone can do this batter step without any special skills; and the fact is it only will take a couple of minutes to get it done.
Step 2 – For this step meanwhile, you just need a baking pan and make sure you grease it with oil. You can do this in two ways: first, spray cooking oil, or second, pour oil and spread using your fingers. Then you now can simply add the cassava mixture to the baking pan. But don’t forget to preheat the oven.
Step 3 – Step three is all about baking the cassava cake until it is done. But you don’t have to sit and wait without doing nothing while baking is in progress. Instead, you can begin the preparation for the topping. Keep in mind that without the topping, your cassava cake will be largely incomplete. It’s not a good idea to skip this step, like some people would do because you will end up with a bland and flavorless cassava cake. You don’t really need to skip it because it’s quite an easy step to follow. You just have to mix all the topping ingredients mentioned earlier and then cook them over medium heat until the texture is thick enough.
Step 4 – The last step is to pour over the topping unto the baked cassava cake, but make sure you spread it evenly. Grab that extra cheese and bake the cake for a couple of minutes once again to achieve a perfectly brown top.