Introduction: Yucca Root to Cassava Cake
A sweet treat I learned to make years ago when I lived in Hawaii. This is a from scratch recipe, it is labor intensive and makes a mess but the reward is how good it tastes!
Step 1: Ingredients
- Two large yucca roots grated and drained through a cheese cloth yields about 1 lb
- one can of coconut milk 13.5oz
- one can of coconut cream 15oz ( keep about 1/3 of it for the topping)
- four eggs
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of coconut
- 1/4 cup of coconut for the topping
Grating the yucca root:
Using a cheese grater, grate the yucca root and place it in a cheese cloth. Wrap the grated yucca root up in the cloth and drain out the excess liquid. Funny note, my son wanted to dink the "milk" from the yucca...Well I think the pictures say it all.
Step 2: Mixing and Microwaving
Mix all of the ingredients into the bowl with the grated yucca root. there is no real order. I started with the sugar and coconut milk then the eggs and about 2/3 of the coconut cream. Remember to save about 1/3 of the coconut cream for the topping later. Lastly I added about a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix all the ingredients well and to an even consistency. Next take the bowl and cook it in the microwave at 3 minute intervals stirring at each stop. As the mixture thickens decease time making sure not to burn it to the bowl. I usually go 3 mins stir, 3 mins stir, 2 mins stir, 1.5 mins stir, 1.5 mins stir and by then the mixture has thickened up a bit. This step can be bypassed but it helps decrease the oven cooking time. Once the mixture has thickened move it to a greased baking dish.
Step 3: Baking and Adding the Topping
Bake the mixture in the oven at 325F for about 20 minutes then take it out and add the remaining cononut cream to the top of the mixture along with some additional coconut(just enough to cover the top). Place it back into the oven and increase the temperature up to 375F and cook until the top is a golden brown. Once fully cooked remove and let cool.
Step 4: Enjoy!
This cake taste good warm, room temperature or cold. The yucca plant is an interesting ingredient to cook with and this cassava cake is my favorite way to cook it up. I hope everyone enjoys this sweet Instructable!