Taisan

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Taisan is a soft and fluffy Filipino chiffon cake brushed with butter then sprinkled with sugar and cheese on top. One bite is not enough and you’ll be coming back for more!

taisan with grated cheese on top

I consider this simple cake as an all-time fave. Not only is it delicious but it’s so easy to make. When I think about it, I started with this recipe when learning to bake. Until now it’s still a favorite in our home.

taisan in a plate

Is it a loaf or a cake?

Well, I’ll leave this question for you guys. Simply put, it’s a chiffon cake baked in a loaf pan. What really makes this cake amazing is the simplicity of it. You don’t need any frosting or ganache to enjoy it!

How to make Taisan

So if you’re just starting out with baking or a seasoned baker, this recipe will guide you step by step. It is so easy and simple you won’t even break a sweat. Basically, making the cake can be divided into two parts, the meringue, and the batter.

taisan meringue ingredients
INGREDIENTS FOR MERINGUE

Start by pre-heating the oven at 160°C or 320°F and prepare a non-stick loaf pan. Next is making the meringue, and you’ll only need three ingredients for this. 3 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, 1/2 cup sugar.

  • Beat 3 egg whites with a hand mixer until frothy.
  • Add 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and beat again at medium-high speed for 3 minutes or until foamy white.
  • Gradually add 60 grams or 4 tbsp sugar while beating until stiff peaks or can hold form.
  • Stiff peak means the bowl can be held upside down over your head and the egg whites stay put. When done set aside.

Now on to making the cake batter and what ingredients to use.

taisan batter ingredients
INGREDIENTS FOR BATTER

To make the batter, you’ll need 3 egg yolks, 80ml or 1/3 cup milk, 100 grams or 7/8 cup cake flour, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. baking powder.

  • Beat egg yolks with wire whisk first until yolks totally break.
  • Change into a hand mixer and gradually add sugar until pale in color.
  • Slowly pour milk while beating in medium-high speed.
  • Add vegetable oil and mix until fully incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, add baking powder to the cake flour.
  • Mix with a wire whisk until incorporated.
  • Tip in the baking powder-flour mixture into the egg yolks mixture and beat again until smooth in texture.
  • Take the meringue and gently fold to the yolk batter in three additions until batter is uniform and well mixed.
  • Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes at 160°C, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Once it cools down, remove from pan and brush the cakes with melted butter. Sprinkle sugar and grated cheese on top.

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Taisan

Taisan is a soft and fluffy Filipino chiffon cake brushed with butter then sprinkled with sugar and cheese on top. One bite is not enough and you'll be coming back for more!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Filipino chiffon cake, taisan, taisan recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Mia

Ingredients

For meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ cup sugar

For cake batter

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 80 ml or ⅓ cup milk
  • 100 grams or 7/8 cup cake flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder.

Toppings

  • melted butter, sugar, grated cheese

Instructions

Making the meringue

  • Beat egg whites with a hand mixer until frothy. Add cream of tartar and beat again at medium-high speed for 3 minutes or until foamy white.
  • Gradually add sugar while beating until stiff peaks or can hold form.

Making the cake batter

  • Beat egg yolks with wire whisk first until yolks totally break. Change into a hand mixer and gradually add sugar until pale in color.
  • Slowly pour milk while beating in medium-high speed. Add vegetable oil and mix until fully incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, add baking powder to the cake flour. Mix with a wire whisk until incorporated.
  • Tip in the baking powder-flour mixture into the egg yolks mixture and beat again until smooth in texture.
  • Take the meringue and gently fold to the yolk batter in three additions until batter is uniform and well mixed.
  • Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes in a pre heated oven at160°C, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Once it cools down, remove from pan and brush the cake with melted butter. Sprinkle sugar and grated cheese on top. Bon appetit!

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