Fluffy Taisan Bread Recipe (Filipino Chiffon Cake)

Elevate your baking with Taisan bread recipes. Discover tips, techniques, and more for perfecting this Filipino delight. Let these directions guide you.

Filipinos' love for bread is heartwarmingly evident, whether savoring warm, freshly baked bread with a cup of rich kapeng barako or indulging in delightful festive treats like bibingka and puto bumbong during celebratory seasons. Amidst the fast pace of modern life, the taste of tradition and the comfort of cherished moments remain constant sources of happiness.

Taisan bread is a cherished dessert that embodies chiffon cake’s light, airy texture, a hallmark of Filipino baking artistry. With each bite, you’ll experience a harmonious blend of flavors that resonate with the Filipino love for both the familiar and the extraordinary.

This blog will guide you with a Taisan bread recipe, ensuring every step is as delightful as the final result. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just beginning to explore the world of culinary creations, our expert tips and playful variations will help you infuse your Taisan loaf with a touch of your unique spirit.

Get ready to whisk, mix, and bake your way to perfection. Grab your apron, and discover the flavors, textures, and heartwarming essence of Taisan bread.

What is Taisan?

Taisan bread, a beloved Filipino chiffon cake, entices with its signature blend of softness and subtle sweetness. This culinary gem stands out for its irresistibly fluffy texture, making each bite a delightful cloud-like experience. 

Beyond its light and delicious taste, the Taisan loaf holds cultural significance, often gracing the merienda table for a heartening afternoon snack or taking the spotlight at special gatherings. 

While other cakes have their own charm, Taisan’s airy crumb sets it apart, offering a unique contrast to denser treats. With its rich cultural heritage and unmatched texture, Taisan bread embodies the spirit of Filipino indulgence in every velvety slice.

Elevate the enchanting experience of Taisan bread even further by incorporating the excellence of Arla Foods’ dairy products. The creamy and wholesome goodness of Arla butter perfectly complements the softness of the cake, enhancing its flavor profile. Adding a touch of Arla cheddar cheese elevates this beloved treat, providing a harmonious balance of savory richness that takes Taisan bread to new heights of culinary delight. 

How to Make Fluffy Taisan Bread (Filipino Chiffon Cake)

Create a delectable Taisan loaf with this recipe, resulting in a perfectly sliced cake that doubles as delightful mamon. Skillfully whip up a fluffy meringue base, expertly incorporate it into the batter, and finish by adorning with delectable Arla cheddar. 

Cook: 40 to 45 minutes for loaves, and 12 to 15 minutes for mamon
Temperature: 388 degrees F (170 degrees C)
Gear: 8.2” x 4.2” x 2.5” loaf pan


Set A:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Set B:

  • ⅓ cup cooking oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Set C: 

  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Set D: 

  • ½ cup Arla unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ to 1 cup cheese, or Arla cheddar cheese , grated


  1. Sift the Set A ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  2. Make a well in the center and add Set B ingredients. Mix to make a smooth batter and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add your Set C ingredients. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until fluffy, then gradually add sugar. Continue beating until your meringue forms stiff peaks.
  4. Fold meringue into the batter and mix until just combined or until no white streaks are showing. 
  5. Pour batter into a parchment-lined baking pan. Spread evenly and bake. To check its doneness, insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean, take it out of the oven. 
  6. Let it cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire or cooling rack to cool completely. 
  7. Brush the baked loaf with melted Arla unsalted butter, then top with the rest of Set D ingredients. 

Important Tips for Making Fluffy Taisan Bread

While messing up this effortless dessert is almost impossible, there are ways to improve it. Here are a few essential Taisan recipe tips to remember to make the fluffiest and most delicious loaf.

  • Use grated cheddar cheese for your topping. Try Arla’s cheddar cheese to achieve a rich and creamy texture for your topping. Arla’s cheddar cheese offers a perfect balance of sharpness and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, elevating your Taisan loaf to a new level.

  • Experiment with flavored extracts to give your plain cake base any flavor you desire. Try adding a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract as your base. For unique twists, you can also explore other extracts like pandan, ube (purple yam), or lemon. 
  • Add food coloring to your Taisan bread to match any occasion. You can also try matching the color of the loaf with the flavor you’ve put. Purple food color for ube and green for pandan.
  • Remember to fold the meringue in, not stir. Folding prevents it from deflating the air you’ve just incorporated. Do not overmix. Mixing vigorously will cause your bread to deflate while baking.
  • Tap your pan to remove the air bubbles. While you want fluffy Taisan bread, it shouldn’t be full of air pockets. Tapping your pan once or twice on a surface will force trapped air bubbles to rise to the top and pop.

Create Flavorful Symphony

Coming from a nation celebrated for its rich dessert culture, Taisan bread holds the power to elevate ordinary days into extraordinary experiences. Make any merienda special with this fool-proof Taisan loaf recipe.

To elevate this indulgence further, envision the magic of Arla dairy products intertwining with these flavors–a symphony of taste waiting to unfold. Transform your culinary creations with Arla’s products. Check out our Lazada storefront for a full-scale spread of our inventory. 

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