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Filipino Mamon recipe (special)

This Mamon Recipe is a very soft cake that is typically sold in bakeries or even in fast-food chains specializing in Filipino cuisine. Being on the sweet side and with Filipino’s affinity to anything sweet, mamon is another snack to be served in the midday or mid-afternoon.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Mamon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 pcs
Calories 264kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2


  • ¼ cup salted butter melted, plus more for brushing molds and cakes
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • cup sugar plus more for sprinkling on cakes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 eggs yolks and whites separated
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese grated


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Generously brush your paper molds with butter and set aside. I make mamon in paper molds but metal ones and ramekins can be used instead.
  • Sift cake flour, baking powder, and 1/3 cup sugar together into a bowl and set aside.
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  • Combine egg yolks, water, and butter in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix at low speed until well blended. With the mixer running, slowly add the dry ingredients and continue mixing for three minutes or until well blended. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Set aside.
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  • Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat at high speed until egg whites double in volume. With the mixer running, slowly and steadily add 1/2 cup sugar. Continue beating until medium peaks form. Medium peaks hold their shape fairly well but the tip of the peak curls back onto itself when the whisk is lifted.
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  • Gently and swiftly fold in the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites.
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  • Divide the batter evenly among the molds. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Place the molds on a cooling rack for ten minutes. Remove from the molds and allow cakes to cool completely on the rack.
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  • Brush the cakes with butter and sprinkle with sugar and grated cheese.
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Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg