Delicious Budin Cassava Cake recipe of Tayabas, Quezon. A Filipino dessert made from grated cassava (manioc), eggs, and sugar, this delicious cake is surprisingly light and moist.
Budin cassava cake is a popular dish in the Philippines, especially in South Luzon. It is so popular that a street was named after it called “Kalye Budin“. It’s like my cassava cake recipe except this has eggs and cheese in the ingredients.
This cassava bibingka is a favorite pasalubong that melts in your mouth. The recipe can be adjusted according to your taste and level of sweetness. It’s the perfect dessert after a hearty meal and is also great to serve on special occasions.
What Is Budin?
It’s a Filipino cassava cake but more popularly known as budin by locals of Tayabas, Quezon. Budin does not have a custard topping unlike the common cassava cake known in the Philippines. Cassava cake is a classic Filipino dessert that has many versions and goes by different names like cassava pudding, cassava pie, cassava bibingka, bibingkang kamoteng kahoy, bibingkang balanghoy.
Don’t confuse cassava bibingka with the traditional bibingka rice cake. The latter uses glutinous rice or malagkit as the base for the cake.
Cassava, Manioc, Yuca
These are some of the names the root crop is called depending on what corner of the world you are from. Unlike sweet potatoes and yams, it’s a long tuberous starchy root that is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions.
It is widely used in different cuisines in Asia and around the globe whether as a savory dish, dessert or snacks. Cassava is also where tapioca pearls are made of and can be processed as cassava flour.
How To Prepare Fresh Cassava
You do need some elbow grease when preparing cassava before cooking. Before going forward, did you know that you cannot eat raw cassava? The root contains traces of cyanide, which may be dangerous to your health. With that in mind, make sure the cassava is well cooked.
Before grating, peel off the hard skin of the root using a knife. Once peeled, wash the cassava root thoroughly in running water. Finely grate with a cheese grater. Place the grated cassava in a cheesecloth or clean kitchen towel and squeeze to extract the juice of the root. There you have it, the grated manioc is ready for cooking!
Other Recipes You Can Use Cassava
Aside from budin cassava cake, there are other delicacies where you can use manioc. It’s so versatile that you can also make savory dishes from it. Here are some that you might like.
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Budin Cassava Cake
- 1 kilo grated cassava
- 2 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 whole eggs
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
- Pre-heat oven at 350° F or 180° C and prepare baking dish or baking pan by greasing with melted butter.
- Place butter in microwave-safe bowl. Place bowl in microwave and cover bowl with small plate. Heat butter at 50 percent power until melted.1/2 cup unsalted butter
- Place grated cassava in a mixing bowl. Crack and eggs, melted butter, sugar, salt, coconut milk and cheese.1 kilo grated cassava, 2 1/2 cup sugar, 2 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 whole eggs, 1/2 cup grated cheese
- Mix the batter with a rubber spatula or wooden ladle until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Pour cassava mixture in prepared baking pans and bake in oven for 40 – 50 then turn oven to broil setting for the remaining 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let it cool down before slicing to serving size. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!