Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Cassava Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8-10

500 g


150 g

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

500 ml

1-2 sheets



300 ml


250 ml

60 g

1 teaspoon

Fresh cassava root




Melted butter, plus additional for brushing

Thin coconut milk

Banana leaves



Sweetened condensed milk

Egg yolks

Coconut cream


Lemon zest

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 190oC (375oF). Peel and grate the cassava to obtain 4 cups. Set aside.

  • Beat eggs until foamy. Add sugar, salt and melted butter. Blend in cassava and thin coconut milk.

  • Wilt the banana leaves by holding over an open flame for several seconds. Line a 23 x 32 cm baking tray with the banana leaves. Brush banana leaves with butter. Pour in the cassava mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  • To make the Topping combine condensed milk, egg yolks, coconut cream and butter in a double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in lemon zest then set aside.

  • Take the cassava cake out of the oven after 20 minutes and spread Topping on it.
    Return cassava cake to oven and bake another 5-10 minutes.
    Remove the cake from the oven when the topping turns golden brown and a knife inserted in teh centre of the cake comes out clean.

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