Brazo de Mercedes (Creme-Filled Log Cake)

Brazo de mercedes  is a Filipino dessert recipes bake from white egg with a custard filling. It has a similarity with another all time favorite- Braso dela Reina

Brazo de Mercedes Meringue :

15 egg white
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 cup of sugar

Brazo de Mercedes Recipe Creme Filling

  • 15 pcs egg yolk
  • 2 can Alaska condensed milk
  • unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar

 Preheat the Oven into °250 F

Preparation for Filling:

  • In a saucpan, simmer milk over low heat unti decreases by half
  • Using saucepan, simmer milk over low heat until it decreases by half,, include sugar, vanilla, butter while constantly stirring. Remove fom heat and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolk and add carefully milk to eggyolk while continously stiring. Simmer mixture in a double boiler and mix continously to avoid curdling, continue simmering the mixture until the mixture becomes sticky.

 Preparation for Meringue:

  • Preheat the Oven into °250
  • Line a 14" square baking pan, brush shortening and lay parchment paper at the top
  • Using a mixing bowl. beat egg white, add cream of tartar and beat again  until it stiff (soft peaks stage)
  • Carefully pour in the mixture into baking pan, bake until it brown.
Preparation of Brazo de Mercedez Recipe :

  • Using another baking pan, lay in another sheet of parchment paper greased with butter, lay cook meringue at the top on opposite side, remove parchment paper.
  •  Pour in filling at the top and start rolling to form roll in to log.
  • Brush with Butter or margarine , sprinkle confectioners sugar (optional) and oven again brazo de mercedes cake to brown.