Cassava Cake: Smells And Tastes So Good!

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The sweet, homegrown smell of cassava cake. It’s simply wonderful. No other dessert can replace our local cassava cake. 🙂 This particular cake stands out for its texture and taste. It’s not your regular cake but once you get a taste of it, you’ll love it. ❤️

Cassava Cake Is A Popular Local Treat

The Philippines is known for its many local treats. Bibingka, suman, and puto are just a few of these local treats.

Of course, the cassava cake is also one of these local treats that’s worth gushing about. Read Related: Craving Some Native Desserts? Try Don Benito’s

Cassava cake is not just a popular dessert in the Philippines; it’s a traditional sweet treat. It’s moist and it smells heavenly, especially when heated up.

Cassava cake is not just a popular dessert in the Philippines; it’s a traditional sweet treat that’s often home-cooked in the provinces.

It’s moist and it smells heavenly, especially when it’s heated up.

This super moist cassava cake is from Mitz Bakeshop in Los Baños. ❤️

Cassava Is A Staple Food

Considered to be an important agricultural crop in the country, cassava is abundant. It’s pretty much a tropical root crop that’s easily grown all year round.

Also known as yucca, cassava is a starchy root with rough ground skin and white flesh. One of the good things about cassava is it’s very nutritious.

Also known as yucca, cassava is a starchy root with rough ground skin and white flesh. One of the good things about cassava is that it’s very nutritious.

So, what can you do with cassava? Well, there are a lot of things that you can do with cassava.

You can mash it, stew it, sautee it, fry it, or even boil it.  Best of all you can make it into a cake.

You can mash it, stew it, sautee it, fry it, or even boil it.  Best of all you can make it into a cake.

What Exactly Is Cassava Cake?

The cassava cake exemplifies the Filipino creativity to make use of what’s abundant.

Cassava cake is a traditional treat. Its distinct feature is the sticky texture. To say that it’s moist is an understatement.  😀

There’s one word that best describes this local cake ... yummy! ❤️ 👍

This particular cake requires very simple ingredients.

A  cassava cake requires the simplest ingredients. You just need some grated cassava, flour, sugar, and various kinds of milk (coconut, condensed, and evaporated). You also have the option to add some cheese and strips of buko (coconut) meat.

A  cassava cake requires the simplest ingredients. You just need some grated cassava, flour, sugar, and various kinds of milk (coconut, condensed, and evaporated). You also have the option to add some cheese and strips of buko (coconut) meat.

Once it’s baked in the oven, it smells heavenly. ❤️❤️❤️

How To Make Cassava Cake

If you want to learn how to make cassava cake, you can! As a matter of fact, learning how to make cassava cake is probably one of the easiest things to do.

You have the option of using fresh cassava or cassava flour. Even with the former, it’s still pretty easy to make cassava cake. The only challenge there is if you can find fresh cassava.

Some of you (our precious and loyal visitors) aren’t located in the Philippines and might have a hard time finding fresh cassava. Well, you can always use cassava flour.

An Easy-To-Follow Cassava Cake Recipe

For today’s purpose of learning how to make cassava cake, we will use fresh cassava. It’s so easy. 😃

I’ve always thought it was tedious to make cassava cake. If you look at how biko or even suman is made, it’s pretty tedious.

It’s a different thing with cassava cake. It’s very easy to learn how to make it. The cassava cake recipe featured here does not even require any oven.

Here Are The Cassava Cake Ingredients

The cassava cake ingredients are very simple. You don’t need a lot of ingredients.

You just need some fresh cassava (500 grams), sugar (2 tbsp), and evaporated milk (200 ml). That’s it! 👍

The only challenge with working with fresh cassava is how to peel it. Well, for starters, you need to be careful but it can be done.

To peel the fresh cassava, it’s better if you cut the cassava into smaller pieces. It will be easier for you to peel.  Then remove the outer bark and the inside peel by cutting a vertical slit. That way, you only cut through the bark and the inner peel. Carefully peel off the two layers.

To peel the fresh cassava, it’s better if you cut the cassava into smaller pieces. It will be easier for you to peel.  Then remove the outer bark and the inside peel by cutting a vertical slit. That way, you only cut through the bark and the inner peel. Carefully peel off the two layers.

Once you have peeled the fresh cassava, grate them. Then squeeze use a strainer to squeeze out the cassava juice.

Your grated cassava is now pretty dried up. Add the sugar and milk. Then set aside.

Get a tin container or a llanera mold. Add a bit of sugar and melt it over the fire to make some kind of syrup. Once the sugar is melted, add some of your cassava batter and steam. Just wait until it’s cooked. That’s how easy it is to make cassava cake at home.

Watch the video below to learn how to make cassava cake at home.

Available At Mitz Bakeshop

If you don’t have the time to make some, you always the option to buy.😀

There is a place in the Los Baños, Laguna where you can get really good cassava cake.

In case you find yourself in Los Baños, Laguna, drop by Mitz Bakeshop. Aside from their cassava cake, they also offer a lot of other goodies. Their egg pie and buko pie are pretty good as well.

Mitz Bakeshop is one of the pioneers in buko pie production in Los Baños, Laguna.  Together with Letty’s Buko Pie and Original Buko Pie, Mitz Bakeshop is a go-to place for some authentic tasting buko pie and other native treats such as cassava cake.

Needless to say, their cassava cake is so good!

The cassava cake from Mitz Bakeshop is chewy on the edges. Not gummy but chewy. It tastes so good. it’s not too sweet but it’s still is a treat

The cassava cake from Mitz Bakeshop is chewy on the edges. Not gummy but chewy. It tastes so good. it’s not too sweet but it’s still is a treat.

When you heat it up in the microwave, the topping melts perfectly. Then you get the sweet aroma of cassava and condensed milk rolled into one.  It’s just so good.

When you heat it up in the microwave, the topping melts perfectly. Then you get the sweet aroma of cassava and condensed milk rolled into one. It’s just so good.

Smells heavenly after a few seconds in the microwave.

They also have some egg pie, which is another delightful treat. It’s so light and fluffy.

The egg pie from Mitz Bakeshop is a must-try as well. 😍

How To Contact Them

Mitz Bakeshop

Cell Phone: 049-827-4097

Mitz Bakeshop in Los Baños, Laguna offers a wide array of local pies and goodies. Make sure to drop by.

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