Taisan is a Filipino version of a chiffon cake baked in a loaf pan and topped with melted butter, sugar and shredded cheese. This simple cake will have you wanting one slice after another.
In a few weeks, we are going for a short vacation to my birth land, Philippines. While I cannot wait to spend time with families and friends there, I am also excited to enjoy all the native baked treats and desserts back home.
Taisan is one of the goodies I utterly miss. It is the one that my father always have ready in his hands, in a yellow plastic bag as a pasalubong (gift) coming home from his work.
Basically, Taisan is a chiffon cake that is baked in a loaf pan. It is made special with a generous brushing of melted butter on top, plus a whole lot of sugar and shredded cheese as toppings.
It really fits the description of an ideal cake for me-naked and no fancy frostings. If you love the same- you have to give this Taisan a try.
How To Make Make Taisan (Filipino Chiffon Cake)?
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two 9×5 loaf pans with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, beat yolks until slightly thickened. Stir in the sugar and beat well until the mixture is slightly pale in color. Stir in the oil, water and vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Gradually add this dry ingredients mixture to the yolk mixture in the bowl and whisk well until smooth.
Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat the mixture on medium-high speed until the whites form firm, stiff peaks.
Fold the meringue (beaten egg whites) into the yolk batter in three additions using a rubber spatula, until the mixture is uniform in color. Pour the batter into the two prepared loaf pans. Bake the Cakes at 350 F for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cakes comes out clean.
Brush the tops of the cakes with melted butter. Allow them to cool slightly and lift them out from the pan, and onto serving plates. Sprinkle with sugar and shredded cheese.
Sprinkle as little or as much cheese and sugar as you desire. At that point, it is out my hands. It is your cake 🙂 Slice the Taisan and enjoy every delicious bite!
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