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Honduran Yucca Cake with Sweet Milk Sauce recipe

Honduran Yucca Cake with Sweet Milk Sauce.

Yucca—also known as cassava—isa staple crop throughout Honduras and grows everywhere, evenin the poorest soils. Similar to a crustless pumpkin pie, thisdense, sweet yucca dessert has a lovely texture and spiced mochaflavor. Use a hand grater rather than a food processor to gratethe yucca for best results. For a finishing touch, pour sweetenedcondensed milk over the baked cake before serving.

Recipe: Honduran Yucca Cakewith Sweet Milk Sauce

1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 lbs. yucca, peeled and grated (about 4 cups) *
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
2/3 cup (5 fluid ounce can) NESTL ® CARNATION®Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup prepared double strength NESCAF CLÁSICOPure Instant Coffee, cooled
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (14-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION® SweetenedCondensed Milk

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Combine sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmegand salt in small bowl. Combine yucca, eggs, coconut milk, evaporatedmilk, coffee, butter and vanilla extract in large bowl untilwell blended. Add sugar mixture; stir until well blended. Pourbatter into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpickentered in center comes out clean. Cool completely in dish onwire rack.
  • To serve, pour sweetened condensed milkover entire cake to glaze or top each piece with desired amountof condensed milk.

    Makes 15 servings.

    Estimated Times: Preparation – 25 min |Cooking – 35 min |

    * Note: Frozen yucca masa typicially foundin Latin markets can be substituted for the fresh yucca. Oncethawed, measure out 4-cup amount and then drain prior to addingto recipe.

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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    This coconut cake made from scratch is bathed in a mixture of condensed milk and coconut milk, and sprinkled with coconut flakes. It s a popular cake in Brazil and one of my family s favorites!

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