Grated cheese cassava cake

I have cooked this recipe four times now and I can say that the fourth attempt pushed me to the level of almost pro. I have to say that this Filipino dessert or “kakanin” is my all time favorite dessert. And that’s the reason why I keep making and perfecting it.

Of course there are lots of ways to make this but this recipe is my personal favorite. The grated cheese helps to enrich more of the flavor. As an asian, cheese is somewhat weird to add in the food but cheese on the dessert? Yum. But living in America for two years, somehow get me accustomed in eating the stuff I thought was weird like cheese. I can now enjoy eating cheeseburger, grilled cheese and egg cheese sandwich. I am open to try other cheeses though except those stinky ones.

Anyhow, this is the recipe I got from pansalasang pinoy.

Ingredients:

Batter:

2 packs grated cassava (about 2 lbs total weight)

1 can coconut milk

½ can evaporated milk

2 pieces raw egg

¼ cup butter, melted

6 tbsp cheese, grated

½ cup condensed milk

14 tbsp sugar

Topping:

1 can coconut milk

2 tbsp sugar

½ cup condensed milk

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp cheese, grated

1 piece raw egg

Cooking procedure:

Preparing the batter:

1. Combine the grated cassava, butter, condensed milk, evaporated milk, cheese, sugar, and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly

2. Add the coconut milk in the mixing bowl where the mixed ingredients are. Mix again.

3. Grease the baking tray then pour-in the batter (ingredients that has just been mixed)

4. Pre -heat oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit  for 10 minutes then put-in the baking tray with batter and bake for 1 hour.

Preparing the Topping:

5.  Combine the sugar and flour and put-in the heated saucepan.

6.  Pour-in the condensed milk then mix thouroughly.

7.  Add the cheese while stirring constantly.

8.  Pour the coconut milk and stir constantly for 10 minutes

9. Pour the topping over the Cassava Cake (baked batter) and spread evenly.

10. Separate the yolk from the egg white of the remaining egg (we’ll be needing the egg white)

11. Glaze the topping with the egg white (you may use a basting brush for this step)

12. Broil the Cassava cake until color turns light brown.

13. Garnish with grated cheese and serve. Share and enjoy!

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