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Cassava Pone

Cassava Pone – an African dessert that is decadent, dense pudding with crisp edges made with cassava and coconut milk and packed with great flavors. A good and healthy alternative to the usual cakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine African
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 -10 slices
Calories 511kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 pounds grated cassava I used frozen cassava
  • 1 1/2 cup grated mature coconut
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 14 oz. can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2- teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour to 9x13 baking dish or use a baking spray. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients: grated coconut, frozen defrost cassava, coconut milk, melted butter, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, minced ginger, salt and vanilla. Mix well until all the ingredients have been fully combined. If using raisins you may add at this point.
  • Pour the mixture in the prepared baking dish and bake for about 60 minutes or until the center is firm. If it is still wobbly add another 10 minutes.
  • Remove and let it cool for about 10 minutes, then cut in squares and serve.
  • You may top with whipped cream and toasted coconut or fruits.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 25.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.6mg