Cassava Pone 

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in St. Lucia has published a cookbook featuring 25 original cassava recipes, and who knew the starchy staple could be prepared in such sweet and savoury ways. Here’s another recipe excerpt from the book for dessert lovers. This Cassava Pone, a popular Caribbean sweet treat was contributed by the folks over at Mannee’s Bakery. 

Cassava Pone
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 32
Author: Edouard Orle/ Marie Ange Moise/ Phillip Allen/ Theresa Louis
  • 2 1/2 lbs mashed cassava
  • 1 lb grated coconut
  • 3 oz shortening
  • 3 oz margarine
  • 5 oz sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 oz raisins
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. mixed spice or cinnamon
  • 2 caps vanilla essence
  • 12 oz milk + water (5:5)
  • Spice, salt, lime or orange spice to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl except milk and water and stir. 

  3. Add water and milk until well incorporated.

  4. Pour batter into a baking tray and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!


Browse more original cassava recipes from the book in the free digital copy right here

Saint Lucia's Cassava Recipe Book


Ministry of Agriculture (Saint Lucia)


Our aim is to develop St. Lucia's Agricultural sector to ensure increased production of quality food and other commodities through environmentally sustainable management practices for the benefit of the entire population.

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