Kakanin

September 27, 2019
Ube Cassava Cake

DIFFICULTY: Moderate

Makes 1 cake
Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour


Ingredients:

Cassava Cake:
1¼ cups cassava, finely grated
1½ cups dessicated coconut
⅓ cup butter, melted
½ cup brown sugar, packed tightly
1¾ cup evaporated milk
1⅓ cup condensed milk
3 pieces eggs
2 pieces egg yolk
1¼ cups coconut cream
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup processed cheddar cheese, grated

Ube Layer:
1¼ cups cassava, finely grated
2½ cups ube, boiled and mashed
¼ cup cornstarch
1 piece egg
2 pieces egg yolks
¾ cup butter, melted
½ cup evaporated milk
½ cup condensed milk

Ube Topping:
½ cup coconut cream
¼ cup condensed milk
2 cups ube jam
¼ cup cornstarch
2 pieces egg yolks
¾ cup butter, melted

Cassava Topping:
½ cup coconut cream
½ cup condensed milk
2 pieces egg yolks
Grated processed cheddar cheese

Procedure:

Cassava cake:
1. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well combined and the consistency of a slightly thinner pancake batter is achieved.

Ube Layer:
1. In a blender / food processor, place all ingredients and blend until a smooth thick consistency.
2. Mix in grated cassava until well combined.

Ube Topping:
1. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Set aside.

Cassava Topping:
1. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients except cheese until well combined. Set aside.

Assembly:
1. Place a layer of half the ube mixture in a spring form pan greased and lined with baking paper. Bake in an over pre-heated to 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes or until the top is firm but not set. cool slightly.
2. Carefully spoon in half the cassava mixture on top of the ube layer and return to the oven to bake for 30 minutes or until top is firm but not set.
3. Pour over ube topping to cover the top. Return to oven and bake for another 5 – 10 minutes or just set on top. Remove and cool.
4. Carefully pour over the cassava topping to cover the top and spread the grated cheese evenly. Return to oven and bake for another 15 – 20 minutes. Remove and cool before slicing and serving.

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