Taisan (Filipino Chiffon Cake)
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  • 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 White Side:
  • Egg whites of 6 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • For toppings:
  • melted butter
  • sugar
  • grated white cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a loaf pan with butter.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients (cake flour, baking powder, and salt). Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Add dry ingredients and continue mixing for 2 minutes until batter is smooth. Scrape once in a while. Set aside.
  5. 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.
  6. Gently fold the egg yolk mixture to whipped egg whites until the ingredients are combined.
  7. Pour batter over prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  10. Brush the top lightly with butter, then sprinkled with sugar and grated cheese.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from the cookbook “Goldilocks Bakebook”.
Recipe by Salu Salo Recipes at https://salu-salo.com/taisan-filipino-chiffon-cake/