A great dessert to offer is the best dessert cassava cake recipe. This is great to serve especially these special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other events that you can think of.
This cassava cake Filipino recipe is very popular in these events, especially in the Philippines. I don’t ever miss seeing it. It is in demand and always serve on these special occasions.
Actually, this is one of my best and favorite dessert! Sometimes at home, I felt the craving for eating something sweet. This cassava cake is the one that comes to my mind. I want this specific recipe made in Filipino style.
This cassava cake is an original typical filipino desert although you can also find some versions of cassava recipes created from Thailand, Singapore and, other Asian countries.
WHAT IS A CASSAVA CAKE?
It is basically a cake made with minced cassava that tastes sweet and delicious. A cassava is part of the root of the plant called “Manihot Esculents”. The root of this plant is harvested which is called cassava or another name “Manioc or Yuca. This root has starchy texture and is consumed as part of a meal in most Spanish speaking countries and it is also an edible dessert in the Philippines.
WHAT CAN WE MAKE OUT OF CASSAVA?
We can create different kinds of recipes out of cassava. The most popular is cassava cake recipe Filipino way. It is grated cassava with sweet toppings. One best kind that I really love is called cassava cake recipe with macapuno. This is actually sliced coconut stripes that are filled with sweet creamy like substance which is mixed with the cassava toppings.
Another way they use the cassava for is to make starch out of it and create “tapioca”. This is mostly found when you order a glass of bubble tea. I actually love this tea with tapioca, especially the taro flavor. Sometimes this starch is converted to become like cornstarch which is used to make some food substance thicker.
How would you like to make a cassava cake recipe using cassava flour? When you watch the video on how to make a cassava cake you will get some ideas where you can use a homemade cassava flour. I am sure this will taste different and delicious!
One kind that I also really love is this soft cassava cake recipe or what they called cassava cake pudding. It has a creamy texture and has an edible taste. There are many other types of meals that are being created out of cassava. If you knew some just feel free to share them with us by commenting below.
HOW TO COOK CASSAVA CAKE RECIPE?
Below is a video from Youtube where you can watch clearly the step by step cassava cake recipe and procedure. In here, you will also find the different kinds of ingredients that you should buy to create this delicious dessert.
Video created by Tipin Mendoza
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CASSAVA
Cassava is also recognized by the name Yucca or Manioc which is grown in the tropical countries of Asia, South America and Africa. This woody shrub is one of the biggest sources of carbohydrates. It is advisable to cook it very well before eating it and not to eat raw because when raw it consists of a harmful substance that is poisonous to the body.
1.) PLENTY OF MINERALS
If you are searching for food that is rich in vitamins to sustain your body, cassava has many minerals such as phosphorous, calcium, iron, manganese, and potassium that your body needs. These are essential to improve your body’s strength and make it healthy.
2.) GREAT AMOUNT OF FIBER
Sometimes if you are constipated this cassava will help you feel better. It is also rich in fiber that will actually make you lose weight. In addition, if you have high cholesterol level this will lessen it. It will also help you avoid cardiovascular decease. If you have high blood sugar problem eating cassava will lower it. Because of its fiber, the sugar that you consume will be less absorbed into the blood.
3.) HIGH SOURCE OF CARBOHYDRATES
This will give you enough strength because having the perfect supply of carbohydrates in your body will generate the best amount of energy that will help you in your physical activities. Eating cassava will transform the carbohydrates into glucose which will eventually be formed to glycogen. The muscles will, in turn, use this as a stored energy to help exert effort. If you love sports, this cassava is very useful.
4.) DOES NOT HAVE GLUTEN
If you are conscious of eating food with gluten, this cassava a great alternative for food without it. Such as wheat, barley, rye, and oats. People who have allergies consuming such food with gluten they can use food made with cassava like tapioca or cassava flour.
5.) GREAT SOURCE OF SAPONINS
Nowadays everybody is talking about cholesterol and how to reduce it. By eating cassava which is an excellent origin of saponin this will benefit in reducing the levels of cholesterol. It also serves as an antioxidant that helps prevent our body cells from getting harm, especially from cancer. This is a great way to make our bodies healthy and free from cancer.