Fijian Cassava Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert, snack, treat
Cuisine: Paleo, AIP, Vegan
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Serves: 4-5
 
I first tried this cake in Fiji, and variants of it are commonly found throughout parts of the Pacific and Southeast Asia - below is a paleo-friendly version, probably pretty close to how this was traditionally made pre-the advent of dairy/refined sugar in the region. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 2 packages grated cassava (2 lbs total; can be found in the frozen sections of Asian/Latin grocery stores; common Filipino ingredient)
  • ⅓ cup of honey or coconut sugar, or ½ c maple syrup (V) (can adjust sweetener level based on preference - this is mildly sweet)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ cup coconut cream
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together and pour into greased 9x9 pan, then bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until brown on top and chopstick comes out clean.
  2. Enjoy with afternoon or morning tea while discussing rugby, rugby players, or anything pigskin-ball-related. Maybe even go play some rugby. Just don't hurt yourself, cuz that game is intense. Sheesh.
Recipe by Flash Fiction Kitchen at http://www.flashfictionkitchen.com/fijian-cassava-cake-2/