Enyucado / Cassava cake

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Cassava cake is tasty and nuanced in aroma and flavor Colombian dessert!

The main ingredient is Cassava also called yuca or manioc, among other names, is a very common product and a staple of Colombian diet. It is a very versatile root rich in starch, mild in flavor and amazing texture.

There are so many ways to use it!!
Fried, boiled, in soups, in cakes, to make empanadas or baked goodies!
So, try something new with this recipe, I promise it’s well worth the extra work.

Cassava cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 1/2 pounds cassava pealed and finely grated
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese finely grated
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp anise seeds whole
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  1. Combine the cassava with the cheese.

  2. Add the melted butter and sugar while continuing to stir.

  3. Add the coconut milk and stir well.

  4. Rub the anise seeds between your hands to release the aroma and add to the mix, stir until the dough is soft and even.

  5. Pour the mix in a previously greased baking form.
  6. Preheat the over and bake for 40-50 minutes at 190C or until golden and fully set.


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