Chiffon Custard Cake Recipe (A Family Favorite)

Updated on February 3, 2020
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As a child, Edwin's mom told him, "If you want to eat, you should cook it yourself." And that's exactly what he's been doing ever since.

Chiffon Custard Cake
Chiffon Custard Cake

A Merging of Flan and Cake

I love flan (Spanish custard), and I also love chiffon cake. My mom, who previously lived in the Philippines, got a recipe from her neighbor that combines both of these treats into one fantastic dessert. There are many variations to this recipe, not only in the Philippines but in other parts of the world as well. I hope you like this dessert as much as I do!

5 stars from 2 ratings of Chiffon Custard Cake

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 15–20 servings


For the custard:

  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the meringue:

  • 7 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar

For the caramel:

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar


  1. First, prepare the custard. Blend all of the custard ingredients in a bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed.
  2. When well blended, pour the mixture through a food strainer into another bowl.
  3. Next we will prepare the cake. Sift together all of the dry cake ingredients into a bowl.
  4. Form a crater in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the cake's wet ingredients. Pour the mixed wet ingredients into the crater of the dry ingredients.
  6. Using an electric mixer, mix the cake batter at medium speed, then increase to high speed, until mixture is smooth.
  7. Prepare the meringue: In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed for 1 minute, then at high speed for another 1 1/2 minutes.
  8. Carefully fold the cake batter into the meringue.
  9. In a small saucepan, add sugar to caramelize. Melt over low-medium heat until golden, stirring constantly.
  10. Remove from heat and pour the hot caramel into the bottom of a non-stick 10"x10"x2" rectangular baking pan. Swirl the pan to spread the caramel evenly. Set aside to cool.
  11. Pour the custard into the caramelized pan.
  12. Then pour the cake mixture over the custard.
  13. Bake at 350˚F, in a pre-heated oven, for 1 hour.
  14. Allow cooling. Then invert onto a serving plate.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer

KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Empire Red
KitchenAid KHM512ER 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, Empire Red
Unlike other hand-held mixers I've used before, this one is very lightweight. The beaters are also very slim, like your typical egg beater, which make this excellent for beating egg whites to make the meringue in this recipe.

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    • Edwin Alcantara profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwin Alcantara 

      10 months ago from California

      Your welcome.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      10 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Yummy! I love this dessert. I have not made it myself, yet. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Edwin Alcantara profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwin Alcantara 

      10 months ago from California

      Your welcome.

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      Linda Crampton 

      10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A chiffon custard cake sounds like a wonderful creation. It looks lovely in the photograph. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


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