Taisan is a popular Filipino chiffon cake topped with melted butter and sugar. The first time I tried taisan was two years ago when I visited the Philippines. My niece introduced me to it and since then, I always have it every time I return for a visit. I was happy when I saw the recipe for taisan in the Goldilocks bakebook that I got recently and I had to make it. I already made it twice and every time, my family enjoys it.
The taisan that is normally bought from the bakery comes in small slices. In this recipe, I used a regular loaf pan to make my version of taisan. The original baking time calls for 8-10 minutes but the taisan I made took 40 minutes to bake. After letting it cool for 10 minutes, I topped it with melted butter, sugar and grated cheese. Yummy!
- 1 cup+ 4 tablespoons cake flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Egg yolks of 4 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup evaporated milk
- 1 ½ tablespoons water
- ½ tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Egg whites of 6 large eggs
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ cup sugar
- For toppings:
- melted butter
- grated white cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a loaf pan with butter.
- Sift together the dry ingredients (cake flour, baking powder, and salt). Set aside.
- In a big bowl, combine egg yolks, vanilla extract, 1/ 4 cup sugar, milk, water, butter and oil. Using an electric mixer, mix until well blended.
- Add dry ingredients and continue mixing for 2 minutes until batter is smooth. Scrape once in a while. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and sugar for 1 minute at low speed. Increase to medium speed for 4-5 minutes or until a medium-peak is form.
- Gently fold the egg yolk mixture to whipped egg whites until the ingredients are combined.
- Pour batter over prepared pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
- Let it stand for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan.
- Brush the top lightly with butter, then sprinkled with sugar and grated cheese.
- Serve and enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from the cookbook “Goldilocks Bakebook”.