Bojo Cake with Pineapple

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This Surinamese bojo cake with pineapple recipe is a variation on a bojo cake recipe I shared before. Bojo cake is a cassava-coconut cake. In my original bojo cake recipe I made a vegan version of this Surinamese cake. This time I won’t be making it vegan, but using the traditional bojo cake ingredients for a ‘fine’ (delicate) bojo cake. Which, basically means, I’m adding eggs to the mix and using butter.

Adding pineapple into the bojo cake gives this cake a nice tropical flavor.

How To Make Surinamese Bojo Cake With Pineapple

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple | Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 01

For the Bojo Cake with Pineapple you’ll need: sugar, finely grated cassava, coconut milk, finely grated coconut, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, almond essence, salt and of course pineapple.  Be sure to use pineapple chunks. I know on the photo this looks like crushed pineapple, but you will need chunks.  Trust me on this. Next to that you’ll also need some raisins (preferably soaked in rum, otherwise, soaked in water will be fine as well) and you’ll have to save some of the juice of the pineapple and add a bit of rum.

And yes, I forgot to add raisins, juice of the pineapple and rum to the photo….

 

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple | Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 02

First off, add all ingredients to a bowl, the cassava, coconut, sugar, raisins and pineapple chunks.

 

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple | Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 03

As well as the coconut milk, pineapple juice, rum, vanilla extract, salt,  and almond essence.

 

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple | Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 04

Followed by cinnamon, melted butter and eggs. I like to use a hand held mixer to mix it all together till it’s all incorporated.

 

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple | Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 05

Once incorporated, poor the batter into a baking tray. The batter will be pretty wet and runny, but that’s how it’s supposed to look. You’ll need to bake the cake in the oven for roughly an hour and a half, maybe two hours, till golden and a cake tester comes out clean.

 

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple | Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 06

It may look a bit like a lasagna, but it’s not…. It’s a delicious bojo cake with pineapple!

 

 

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple | Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 07

Having the pineapple chunks in there really are a nice addition. The cake will be soft and moist, the texture won’t be like a regular cake, but it’s super tasty. But maybe I’m biased…

 

Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties.

I hope you’ll love this cake as much as I do!

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Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is often served at parties.

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Bojo with Pineapple
Surinamese Bojo Cake with Pineapple is a cassava-coconut cake with pineapple chunks. This traditional Surinamese cake is served often at parties.
Surinaamse Bojo met Ananas is een cassave-kokos cake met stukjes ananas. Deze traditionele Surinaamse cake wordt vaak op feestjes geserveerd.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1-2 hours
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1-2 hours
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Surinaamse Bojo met Ananas is een cassave-kokos cake met stukjes ananas. Deze traditionele Surinaamse cake wordt vaak op feestjes geserveerd.
Votes: 8
Rating: 4.5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C / 350 °F. Grease a 30cm x 20cm / 12 inch x 8 inch baking tray.
  2. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and, using a hand held mixer, mix until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and bake for roughly an hour and a half to 2 hours until the cake is golden brown and firm at the top. When you put a skewer it shouldn't come out sticky but clean.
  4. When the cake is done, take it out of the oven and leave to cool in the baking tray. Once cooled cut into squares and serve.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

  • I buy frozen grated cassava at the international supermarket but you can also grate fresh cassava. If you're using frozen cassava make sure to take the cassava out of the freezer a few hours in advance so it's fully thawed when you're going to use it.
  • I always use fresh grated/shredded coconut which I also buy frozen at the international supermarket. Make sure the coconut is fully thawed before use. If you can't find fresh coconut you can substitute it with dry grated/shredded coconut.
  • I always have raisins soaked in rum at home so I use those. But if you don't want that you can leave out the rum and soak them in water instead.
  • You don't have to buy pineapple juice for this recipe. Just use the juice that's left after draining the pineapple chunks (either from a can or fresh). If you don't have enough juice you don't have to substitute it with anything else. It's okay to use less juice.
  • Extra rum in this recipe is optional. You can just omit this if you don't want to add rum. You don't have to substitute it with anything.

6 comments

  1. CB
    6 July 2020

    What kind of coconut do you use? Is it dry sweetened & shredded? Or unsweetened shredded ? Or frozen coconut pulp?

    1. Rachel (Cakies)
      6 July 2020

      I always use fresh coconut, so it’s unsweetened.
      I buy frozen grated/shredded coconut at the international supermarket but you can also grate fresh coconut. Just make sure it’s thawed fully before use.
      However, if I don’t have any fresh coconut at hand I use dry shredded coconut.

  2. Melinda
    21 February 2020

    Hi! I’m living in Tokyo, and cassava root is impossible to find (so far). Can I just substitute cassava flour for the fresh/frozen cassava? TIA!

    1. Rachel (Cakies)
      24 February 2020

      Hi Melinda,
      Unfortunately I don’t think it’s not possible to substitute fresh cassava with cassava flour. I’m afraid the consistency will be very different.

  3. Annelies Smeekes
    8 March 2019

    What is Cassava as I have never heard of it before. I would love to try making this Bono cake as it sounds lovely

    1. 10 March 2019

      Cassava is also called manoic, yuca or barzaillian arrowrooy, it’s a root vegetable, also used to make tapioca.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava

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