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Bánh Khoai Mě (Cassava Cake)  - 10/14/08


Bánh Khoai Mě is a Vietnamese cake made with grated Cassava also named Manioc, sugar, coconut milk, eggs, flour, and a pinch of salt.

Traditionally, the cake is baked in a regular square pan or round pan but the problem is once it is ready to be served, everyone is fighting to get the 4 corners of the cake because it is crunchy and then leaving the  middle of the cake untouched.  It is not because the middle of the cake is not good but the side and corner taste a lot better because of the crunchy crust. 

  I found the perfect solution by baking them in a small charlotte mold so that you get the crunchy crust in every single bite.  By baking the cakes into a small mold, the crust becomes extremely crunchy and when you bite into the cake you first get the crunchy part and then the contrast of the soft interior.  The cake is so good especially with a cup of hot coffee or Tea.

The ingredients are simple and it is so easy to put it together but make sure to allow at least a good hour and a half for baking the cakes.



The cakes are best eaten the day it is baked because of the crunchiness of the crust but it is also good the next day but the crunchiness will be gone.

This the traditional way that the cake is served. It has a lot more of soft filling than crust.  My version of the cake on the contrary is covered with a crunchy crust.


Preparation work..


2 frozen package of Grated Cassava

1 can of coconut milk

1 and 1/2 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of corn flour

2 egg yolks

1 pinch of salt

Ingredients: Cassava, Egg yolk, sugar, coconut milk and a pinch of salt.

All the ingredients are mixed together until smooth.


The mixture is then poured into small molds.

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees

Freshly out of the oven.

The cakes goes in the oven for a good 45 minutes to 1 hour to create a nice golden and crunchy crust

Let it cool down for a few minutes and then remove the cake from the mold.  It is pretty sticky so with the help of a knife peel the crust from the mold.  Do it while the cakes are still hot.



The cakes are resting on a cooling rack before serving.

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