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Round Cassava cake

Cassava Cake

This cassava cake is appropriately sweet with notes of cheddar cheese and milk, and a whole load of the filling, tasty cassava meat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword cassava cake
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 576kcal
Author sanna


For The Cake Base

  • 2 lbs frozen grated cassava thawed (If using fresh, see notes below)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1.8 oz grated cheddar cheese or lossely packed 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter softened and cut to small pieces (or 42.5 grams)

For the Topping

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9.5 inch spring form pan with butter. Mix all the ingredients for the base in a large bowl, until the sugar is dissolved and everything is incorporated.
  • Pour mixture onto greased pan. Set it on top of a baking sheet that is lined with foil to catch any seepge. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or more, until the cake has set and there is no more liquid on top. Some brown spots might be present. 
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the topping. In a bowl, combine flour and water and stir until smooth. Add the rest of the topping ingredients and mix well.
  • When the cake base is done, briefly remove it from the oven and pour the prepared topping gradually. Allow the liquid to be absorbed by the cake before pouring some more. Bake cake for another hour and 20 minutes or until the top has set and the color is golden. Some areas will be darker than the others.
  • Let cake cool completely in the pan. Loosen sides with a knife and remove cake from pan.


If using fresh cassava, weigh out 2 and 1/4 lbs fresh cassava, then peel and grate.
Recipe adapted from Cassava Cake by Donovan Cooke from book World Class Cakes written by Roger Pizey.
Nutrition Facts
Cassava Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 118mg5%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 22.6mg27%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 22.6mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 3.8mg