• Serves 15
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients


A traditional Filipino fluffy chiffon cakes in individual moulds, perfect for snacking.

Ingredients (serves 15)

  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted, plus more for brushing moulds
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup and 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs yolks and whites separated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Generously brush paper molds with butter and set aside.
  3. Sift cake flour, baking powder and 1/3 cup sugar together in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Combine egg yolks, water and butter in a bowl of a standard mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix at low speed until well blended. With mixer running, slowly add the dry ingredients and continue mixing for 3 minutes or until well blended. Set aside.
  5. Beat egg whites at high speed until egg whites double in volume. While beating, add cream of tartar and sugar until medium peaks form.
  6. Gently and swiftly fold in the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites. Fold in 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese. Divide the batter evenly among the molds. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in cooling rack. When cool, brush tops with butter, sprinkle sugar and top with grated cheese.

  • Very interesting concept using grated cheese.


  • I’m from a filo background and love these things.
    Never thought to make them myself as there is a store 5 mins away from my house but will definitely be trying this out.
    Thank you for sharing! If they turn out well, I’ll be making a big batch for Christmas!


  • My bestie used to make these all the time, now I know her secret hehe I’ll have to suprise her for christmas with some


  • I have never tried one of these cupcakes, must put it on my to try list as it looks lovely.


  • Yummy savory cupcakes – great idea. Thanks for sharing.


  • They look delightful – will definitely give them a go!


  • Different, Will try them. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Right recipe for me. I love sweets yet I try to be healthy. These little cupcakes are beautiful. Thank you.


  • These sound really great. Worth trying.


  • I’ve never heard of these before but they sound yum!


  • These definitely sound different. I wasn’t sure what to expect by the title. They would be interesting to try for sure.


  • These cakes are certainly different from the usual cup cake!


  • These look lovely!

    • They look sweet so you would never guess they are cheesy!


  • Interesting recipe – love cakes that are just a bit different.

    • Just delicious and good cakes – we love them.


  • These seem nice and look effective too.


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