Home ›› About Barbados ›› Barbados Recipes ››


Cassava Pone


Pone is a sweet tasty treat made from cassava root, a ground provision popular for centuries in the Caribbean.

You can purchase cassave pone at Barbados bakeries and supermarkets, or use the recipe below to make your own...



  • 3 cups dry cassava flour

  • 2 cups grated coconut

  • 1½ cup sugar

  • ¼ lb seedless raisins

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 cups milk

  • ¼ lb shortening (melted)

  • ½ teaspoon orange peel

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 1½ teaspoon mixed spice


Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine the melted shortening, milk, beaten eggs and essence.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a well greased shallow baking pan or dish. Glaze with sugar and water.

Bake at 300°F for 1½ hours or until a skewer comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, then slice into squares and enjoy!