I’ve never heard or tasted Cassava until recently. It’s a very common ingredient in South East Asia and the Cassava cake is a very popular dessert in the Philippines. I made this cake as a special dessert at the Union. The cake is usually made with young coconut but I used shredded coconut instead that was infused with rum. I also feel that the recipe I used wasn’t sweet enough so I increased it to 3/4 sugar and I felt that it still wasn’t sweet enough. I lined the pan with banana leaves because I read about it in a traditional Filipino cookbook but none of the recipes that I’ve seen online mention it. I added pineapple ice cream on top and mango sauce around it. I loved it.
There’s a video at the bottom of the page giving you a good tutorial on how to make this cake. It’s very simple.