Caribbean Recipes – Bojo Cake

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 29, 2020: If you are looking for a flourless cake that is still a great dessert or snack option, try the unique Caribbean recipe, the Bojo cake, from the CARICOM South American nation of Suriname this weekend. Here’s how to make it according to The SpruceEats


1/2 cup golden raisins

1/3 cup rum

1/2 pound cassava (peeled with woody center removed)

2 cups coconut (grated; fresh or dried)

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 eggs

1/4 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 teaspoons almond extract

4 tablespoons butter (melted)

1 teaspoon salt

Optional: graham cracker pie crust


Soak the raisins in the rum (overnight if possible).

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Butter a 9-inch round cake pan, or 9-inch square brownie pan, and line bottom of the pan with wax paper or parchment.

Finely grate the manioc root (easily done in a food processor). Stir the coconut and grated cassava together with the cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, almond extract, and salt.

Stir the liquid ingredients into the coconut mixture. Stir in the melted butter. Stir in the raisins and the rum.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan (or graham cracker crust if using).

Bake for 1 hour, until golden brown on top.

Run a knife around the edge of the pan while the cake is still warm, then let cool in the pan.

Cut into small squares or slices and serve. This cake is delicious warm or cold, with a dollop of whipped cream. 

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