Cassava Bibingka (Cassava cake)


banana leaves (available frozen in Philippine stores or Asian/oriental stores, you can also use grease proof paper)
3 large eggs
2 cups of sugar
7 cups of raw cassava, grated or frozen and squeezed dry
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


1 cup coconut milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3 table spoon of grated cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven 170 Celsius
2. In a bowl beat the eggs and sugar until light and lemony colour. Add the melted butter, coconut, cassava, coconut milk. Mix it well and pour it into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese on top and then put the mixture in the oven for 30 minutes
3. While waiting for the mixture to cook, for the topping, in a small sauce pan over a medium heat. Add the brown sugar, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Cook while stirring often until the brown sugar dissolve. Stir it for 5 -10 minutes, take it off the heat and leave it on one side.
4. Pour the topping over the newly baked Bibingka, spreading it evenly.

Serves 8-10
Duration 40 minutes

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