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Cassava cake topped with jackfruit sorbet

Burmese cassava cake

Published: April 25, 2022 at 12:58 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 8 - 10

Cassava – a starchy root vegetable – is the star of this five-ingredient cake from Burmese restaurant Laphet. It's served with jackfruit sorbet in the restaurant, but is great with ice cream or cream, too

  • Gluten free
Nutrition: Per serving (10)
NutrientUnit
kcal229
fat8.8g
saturates6g
carbs35.7g
sugars18.6g
fibre1.1g
protein1.3g
salt0.2g
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Try this impressive cassava cake, then check out our Burmese crispy wontons, Burmese fried chicken and more Burmese recipes.

Ingredients

  • 50g clarified butter or ghee, plus extra for the tin
  • 500g cassava, grated
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 egg

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Butter an 18cm springform cake tin and line with baking paper. Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl with 2 tsp of salt, then tip into the tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is caramelised and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

  • STEP 2

    Cool completely on a wire rack, then cut into slices to serve.

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