Now that we got the mains and appetisers out of the way, what’s for dessert? Filipino cuisine is just loaded with amazing dessert recipes. After all, we love our sweets! Many families around the Philippines have their own dessert specialty. Whether it’s puto bumbong, leche flan, or yema, there’s bound to be something sweet at the table during Christmas. It’s just tradition!

So I have several dessert recipes as a part of my Filipino Christmas series. The first dessert is something my mom would make, and I actually stole this recipe from her (sorry mom!). Her special cassava cake is the best ever, and I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom. This easy recipe will keep your guests coming back for seconds and thirds.

When making a cassava cake or just baking in the kitchen, just head to Landers Superstore for all you need. They have 4 branches across Metro Manila to serve you:

Landers ArcoVia

Landers Alabang West

Landers Balintawak

Landers Otis

So do my mom proud and try out this recipe for Christmas. I know you won’t regret it!


Ingredients (makes 2 cakes)

  • 4 cups grated cassava
  • 1/2 stick of butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tin evaporated milk
  • 1 whole condensed milk
  • 3 whole eggs + 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cup of coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup grated young coconut
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the cheese.
  2. Pour into a baking tin or loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 325 Fº for 40 minutes.
  4. Remove then drizzle with cheese. Put back in the oven and bake for 20 more minutes at the same temp.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temp.
  6. Place in the fridge to chill for an hour.
  7. Slice and serve!

Watch me figure out the recipe and call my yayas at home in the video below! And if you do try out this recipe, let me know in the comments so I can tell my mom. 🙂

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