Cassava Cake

Cassava cake is a classical Filipino moist cake made from grated cassava, coconut milk, and condensed milk with a custard layer on the top. It is a very famous dish in the Philippines, where people commonly eat it for a light meal between lunch and tea time. 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 packs grated cassava
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • 14 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ can evaporated milk

For the Toppings

  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups coconut milk


  • Combine grated cassava, condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, cheddar cheese, and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly until a smooth batter is formed.
  • Add 2 cups of coconut milk and mix again.
  • Grease a baking tray and pour in this batter.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes then put-in the baking tray with the batter for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the topping by combining sugar and flour in a heated saucepan.
  • Add ½ cup condensed milk and mix properly until smooth.
  • Add cheddar cheese and coconut milk. Keep stirring constantly for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour this batter over baked cassava cake and spread evenly.
  • Separate the egg yolk of the remaining egg.
  • Glaze the topping with egg white using a basting brush. Simply dip the brush and egg white and brush it on the cassava cake.
  • Set your oven to broil mode and broil the cassava cake until the color turns light brown.