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A perfect dessert for your noche buena!

It’s Noche Buena tonight and you may want to consider preparing a quick and easy dessert: cassava cake! This dessert is one of the two of my favorite desserts, along with biko (glutinous rice cake cooked in coconut cream and sugar). My mom used to call it pudding. I love the top part of the cake with a little bit of burnt sugar. What makes this dessert extra special is when I prepare this for my family and friends, I top it with macapuno (sweetened young coconut).- Robert

Robert’s version of this cassava cake is the best I’ve ever tasted. Initially, my wife and I were a bit hesitant about eating cassava cake (Have you seen the indie film, “Kamoteng Kahoy?” ) but after hearing how he prepares the cake and how his family loves it, we conceded.  Incidentally, the picture below is the actual cassava cake that came from Robert’s kitchen in NY and delivered by my sister all the way to our dining table in Ontario!  -Jay

Have a hearty noche buena and Merry Christmas to everyone!

Daddy Robert’s Cassava Cake (Pudding)
Ingredients:
Batter:
2 packs grated cassava (about 2 lbs total weight)
1 can coconut milk
½ can evaporated milk
2 pieces raw egg
1 stick of butter, melted
6 tbsp cheddar cheese, grated
½ cup condensed milk
14 tbsp sugar (1 cup minus 2 tbsp for topping)

Topping:
1 can coconut milk
2 tbsp sugar
½ cup condensed milk
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cheddar cheese, grated
1 big jar of coconut string

Cooking procedure:
A. 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.

B. Preparing the Topping:
5. Combine the sugar and flour and put-in the heated saucepan.
6. Pour-in the condensed milk then mix thoroughly.
7. Add the cheese while stirring constantly.
8. Pour the coconut milk and stir constantly for 10 minutes.
9. Turn off heat when it becomes thick enough.

C. Setting the Cake:
1. Put coconut strings on the baked batter
2. Pour the topping over the macapuno strings and spread evenly.
3. Broil the Cassava cake, moving the pan to make sure all areas have some burn on them.

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