Cassava Cake (Dhandialuvi Boakibaa)


Cassava cake or Dhandialuvi boakibaa is one of the most loved desserts in Maldivian culture. It is usually made during Ramadan and served with other short eats like Kulhi boakibaa or Maldives Fish Cake. Here is my recipe for cassava cake or Dhandialuvi Boakibaa. 


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Serves 6-8


  • 1 packet of 500grams frozen grated cassava or 2 cups freshly grated cassava (available from Asian grocers)
  • 1 cup shredded young coconut
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon jasmine flower water or rosewater (optional) 


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 20cm cake tin and line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place the cassava, coconut, sugar and the jasmine flower water (if using) in a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cooked and lightly golden.
  4. Allow to cool in the tin. Slice to serve. 

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