Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu

November 15, 2016
Easy to bake kuih bingka ubi kayu | Baked cassava cake.
It is egg free and gluten free Malaysian traditional sweet bite.
Bingka ubi Kayu

Food and Story

Have you tried Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu  | Cassava Cake before?

My parents used to grow tapioca plant or cassava plant in our backyard.

Once these tubers are ready, dad would pull the plant out, mom would clean dirt around the tubers, peeled off its thick skin and started to grate.

A lot of work involved.
After grating she would squeeze the starch.
Then she would add coconut milk, sugar and pour in a pot that look like angel cake mould.

She then cook on stove until the cake caramelised in rich golden in colour.
The generation before her (ie my grandparents era) Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Cassava Cake was cooked over wood fire.

And some charcoal heat were added on the pot cover for perfect browning top and bottom.
I can only imagined that Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Cassava Cake cook over wood fire would so tasty!

The worst part of the day was ...
waiting for the cake to cool completely :)

bingka singkong

What Kuih means....

Malaysian kuih (pronounce as coo-way) or finger food , can be applied to booth; sweet and savoury.
We can have these kuih / finger food at any time of the day; kuih for breakfast, kuih for afternoon tea or kuih for dessert.

I cannot imagine myself having a slice of cheesecake for breakfast, another slice for afternoon tea, another for dessert.

It'll be bit too much for even one slice for one sitting for entire day.

But with Malaysian kuih, not limiting to only Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Cassava Cake, 
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I can have them as many as I like without feeling like a balloon at the end of the day.

After all, our staple breakfast ranges from Nasi Lemak (coconut rice with sambal), noodles, flat bread known as roti canai and of course these lovely kuih spread

bengkang ubi kayu

How to cook Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Cassava Cake 

I am all into short cuts and making my life easy, less mess in the kitchen as well as not to compromise the taste.

Instead of grating like mom used to do, I buy the frozen grated tapioca from Asian grocer!

Then I add all other ingredients... straight into the oven  ;P

That is it!!! Less mess, less work but still... the worst part is the 'WAITING'!

Serving Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Cassava Cake

Once you notice that Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Tapioca Cake is crusty and golden around its edges, its ready to come out from the oven.

Let Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Tapioca Cake completely cool, in its pan before slicing.

How to store Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Cassava Cake

Best keep them in an air tight container at room temperature, once it has completely cool.
Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu | Cassava Cake is best eaten within 48 hours.

Recipe below : Courtesy from my sis :D

How to bake Kuih Bingka Ubi Kayu / Cassava Cake video

I made a simple video (above) to show how easy it is to make Malaysian kuih at home.


  1. Addictive! I love that kind of cake.



  2. Love how your kuih turns out beautifully.
    Have a great week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

    1. Thank you Kristy.
      You too have a good weekend :D

  3. They look beautiful and must be very delicious!

  4. A substitute for grated tapioca? stores here only carry the 'pearls' small to large. What would be a good substitute please? thanks..

    1. Hi Anon (Appreciate if you could let me know your name please :) )
      I am afraid.. no substitute :(
      Grated tapioca is different from tapioca pearls.
      Grated tapioca is actual tuber grated and could be found in the freezer section.
      Whereby the tapioca pearls known as sago are a by product of tapioca, ie made from tapioca starch.

  5. I made bingka ubi yesterday for the first time...and it turned out great...no eggs as the tradional way...

  6. Hello Lisa, thank you for sharing the recipe and the lovely video. May I ask what is the measurement of the baking tin you use for this recipe? Thanks. Alice

    1. Hi Alice,
      Its 8 x 26 cm approx

    2. Hi Lisa, for this recipe, is one baking tin measuring 8 X 26cm adequate please? Your video clip shows two tins. Thanks.

    3. Hi Tan,
      I used 2 tins of the above size. If you halved the recipe its possible to use only 1 tin.
      However, I have baked in 23cm by 23cm tin before. Its doable too but with full recipe.

  7. Hi Lisa, thank you for this recipe. I was craving for this. It's in the oven now☺

  8. Hi Lisa, can I use tapioca flour instead of grated tapioca?

    1. Unfortunately no.
      Tapioca flour is actually the starch, after tapioca has gone through many process to obtain the starch and made into flour.


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