Ube Cassava Cake

Ube Cassava Cake is a type of kakanin in the Philippines made out of ube (purple yam) and cassava (tapioca) baked with coconut milk and sugar.

Ube Cassava Cake

I have some leftover ube and cassava in the freezer and was thinking what to do with them, initially I was thinking of making two different things but I was quite lazy that day so I thought of combining them instead to make one thing?

My cassava cake (moms recipe) proved to be really popular with friends as well in this blog so why not make something similar where I can use the same recipe but with 1:1 ratio for both ube and cassava. Will it work? First I was quite sceptical as I haven’t tried this and both have a different consistency when cooked, cassava tends to be sticky and jelly like while ube tends to be more starchy so I am not expecting a good result.

After preparing them similarly to my mom’s cassava cake recipe, I immediately placed it in the oven patiently waiting as it bakes and see what results it would give. An hour and 15 minutes later it is cooked but I still have to wait until it’s cooled down so I can slice it properly. Two more hours and its judging time! Was it good, was it better than cassava cake, or was it a failure? Well I can’t say it’s better than the cassava cake as I had guessed due to the different texture but I guess it’s better than ube halaya or similar. I liked it but I am not sure about you, hopefully you try this little experiment of mine and let me know what your thoughts are.

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Ube Cassava Cake

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 75 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Ube Cassava Cake is a type of kakanin in the Philippines made out of ube (purple yam) and cassava (tapioca) baked with coconut milk and sugar.



Ube Cassava Cake


  • 1/2 large can coconut milk
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all cassava cake ingredients; mix thoroughly until even in consistency.
  2. Pour cassava mix in a greased baking tray, spread macapuno on top then bake in a 180C preheated oven for 60 minutes.
  3. While baking in a sauce pan mix together topping ingredients, mix thoroughly until even in consistency. Cook in low heat until sauce thickens.
  4. Remove cassava cake from oven then pour sauce on top, distribute evenly then place back in the oven and bake at 220C for 15 more minutes or until top turns golden brown.


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5 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    Oh my!!! That looks delicious! I sure wouldn’t mind that, love yam!

  2. Love it! I tried ube halaya and like it but never had cassava cake. I so want to make this now…..I just can’t remember the last time I saw ube here. Great move to try this out.

  3. Love this cake and that topping sounds amazingly delicious. I was shocked to see cheddar cheese in the ingredients but I guess that gives the cake that extra binding power and protein. Sharing, of course!

  4. mjskitchen says:

    Have never heard of cassava but I know and love Ube. It sure looks like together they make a great cake!

    • Gina says:

      Cassava is commonly known as yucca from Latin America. Instead of French Fries, they serve yucca fries with their fried chicken.

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