I am sure many of you have missed my baking contributor CP Choong, who famously created massive social media frenzy with her amazing Nutella Cheesecake (shared over 350,000 times on Facebook and going!) and Brownie Butter Cake (pinned almost 200,000 times). She took a break from baking for a few months and now she is back.
She is an amazing baker who can whip up all kinds of cheesecake and with the festive season of Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up, I asked her to share a few cheesecake recipes with us. Let’s start with this amazing Parmesan Chiffon Cake, a recipe she tried from Nasi Lemak Lover (an amazing food blogger and baker from Malaysia, do check out her blog).
This Parmesan chiffon cake has a very light, feathery sponge cake texture with just a subtle cheesy flavor and aroma from Parmesan cheese. The taste of the Parmesan cheese is just right, not overly cheesy. To jazz up the presentation of the cake, CP coated butter cream all over the top of the Parmesan cheesecake and then sprinkled with shredded Cheddar cheese. The savory cheese topping makes the whole cake more dimensional in taste, combining savory and sweet together. Look at the pictures, isn’t it beautiful?
You can also be creative and play around with toppings: fruit compote, jam or preserves, etc. If you don’t have the chiffon cake tube pan, you can use normal round pan (not too big, recommended 7″ or 8″) to maintain the height. If you haven’t tried Asian-style Chiffon cake, you should totally try this Parmesan chiffon cake recipe as it’s one of the most delightful cakes ever. The texture is similar to Angel cake but it’s not dry, but very moist. It’s truly amazing. Happy baking!
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