Food of the Philippines: Cassava cake recipe (Bibingkang Kamoteng – Kahoy)


Cassava Cake – One of the Most Enjoy Delicacies in the Philippines

Originating as a South American dish centuries ago, Cassava Cake is one of the most popular and enjoyed homemade delicacies or Kakanin. Made from grated cassava – the light and heavy cake version of this recipe is a holiday favorite among Filipinos.


  •    2 packs cassava – grated (approx. 16 oz)
  •    1 can condensed milk (approx. 14 oz)
  •    1 can coconut milk (approx. 13 oz)
  •    1 bottle macapuno strings

     As for the Macapuno Strings – Use half a bottle for the mix and the other half for the topping


  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1/2 can evaporated milk “or” 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 bottle macapuno strings (as noted above)
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Prepare a baking pan and grease with butter – Set aside 
  • Combine all ingredients in a deep bowl – make sure every ingredient is combined
  • Pour into the greased baking pan
  • Bake for 45 minutes. 
  • Combine the topping ingredients
  • Pour over the top of the baked cassava
  • Bake for another 15-20 minutes
  • Remove from oven – serve warm