KMS Bakes: Brazo de Mercedes

It’s been a month since I bake a cake but it’s been years since I baked a Brazo de Mercedes cake. I think the last time we bake this cake was when I was still in college, ganun na katagal! Imagine?! And you know what?! This cake is one of my favorite cake! Ever! I’d rather choose this cake over chocolate cake because that’s how I love this! I’ve craved for Brazo de Mercedes last weekend so I decided to make one and since we were in our house at Antipolo too.


My younger sister, Isang helped me bake this cake. At first we were both skeptical if I can bake it because we completely forgot how to bake this but thanks to Manong Google because we were able to get a good recipe from the world-wide-web. I found the recipe from Panlasang Pinoy website. And I love the consistency of their recipe.


  • 10 large raw eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 14 ounces condensed milk


For the meringue:

  • Beat the egg white using an electric mixer.
  • Add cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add the sugar. Continue mixing until texture is semi-firm.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with butter or oil and spread the meringue evenly on top.
  • Pour the meringue on top of the greased parchment paper then spread evenly using a spatula.


  • Bake at  350 degrees Farenheit for 20 minutes or until top of meringue turns light to medium brown. (Note: Don’t panic when you see the meringue risen because it will fall back flattish later)
  • Remove the meringue from the oven, cool down for a few minutes then set aside.

For the filling:

  • In a sauce pan, combine condensed milk, egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Simmer over low heat while stirring constantly until mixture becomes thick.
  • Remove from heat. Set aside.

Now here’s the most tricky and exciting part!

  • Sprinkle some confectioners sugar on top of the meringue then place parchment paper on the top part of the meringue followed by a similar sized baking pan or tray. The meringue should now be in the middle of two baking trays. Slowly flip the meringue on the other side.
  • Remove the baking tray and the parchment paper (you should now see the opposite side of the baked meringue) then spread the filling over the meringue.
  • Roll the meringue. You can use the parchment paper for rolling the meringue, remove it carefully once your rolled it. Make sure that the layer with filling is rolled inward.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and serve. And that’s it!
  • Devour and indulge in every bite !


Happy weekend and happy baking! 🙂

14 thoughts on “KMS Bakes: Brazo de Mercedes

  1. Andali lang pala gawin..mkha kc complicated hehe..auz panlasang pinoy! Jan din me minsan nkakapulot ng msarap na recipe nung andun p kme s mys.

  2. helloooo!!!! mgpaparamdam lang! 🙂 hihihi….. finally i get to push myself to bloghop again… 🙂 things are beginning to go back to normal here in zamboanga…. thank god!!!! 🙂 and im feeling better na rin, no more crappy “what-in-the-world-is-happening-to-my-home” feeling hehe…

    nakita ko na naman si brazo de mercedes!!! got inspired when maqui did this…. am soooo pushing myself to do this na tlga… hihihi need to get me an electric mixer first para di ako magiging macho sa pagbbeat ng egg…. hihi

    wow…. this feels really therapeutic…. hope to get my ass back to blogging too….. 🙂 mwuah!

    • Hello Charm! It’s nice to know that you’re back! Omg good to know that you and you’re family are safe. I do hope and i’m praying na sana matapos na talaga ang gulo dyan sa Zamboanga.

      And yez, you really need an electric mixer for this lalaki talaga braso mo kaka-beat. Let us know kapag nakagawa kana ah! Mwuuuah! Miss you!

      • things are more normal na for us outside the barangays that was really affected. back to business na lahat….. except the looming fact na lahat ng nasa evacuation centers are still there…. with lots of kids!!!! 😦

        felt bad about not pushing through with the art theraphy we’re planning for the kids in evacs last sat….. i really felt the need to recharge with my own boys first….our group had been mobilizing for relief operations since day5 of the gulo…nakakapagod din pala lalo na kung ikaw rin affected ka rin ng gulo emotionally dahil home na to for all of us…. minsan magugulat ka na lang kasi napapaiyak ka na lang out of nowhere…. so spent time with my kids na muna and im game to go back to the evac centers na ulit next weekend…. 🙂

        btw, i have friends there in Manila who’s doing a love drive for the kids in evacs here…. they’re collecting toys, clothes, etc. for kids for those who want to share…. if you also want to give lemme know….. 🙂 il direct you to her…. 😀 hmn…. di ko pala naisip agad mommy bloggers…. hehehe 🙂

        mommy sha! hope i can add you sa FB! hehe 😀

      • I feel you, Charm. Ang hirap nga ng situation nio dyan. I can imagine how hard it is lalo na sa mga kids they really don’t know what’s going on. And worst pag nadamay pa sila. Napapanood ko palang sa news nanghihina nako sa lungkot.

        Good to know that you’re family are safe, and i think what you did was right. Family first before anything else. Sige let me know how to contact your friend, i’ll donate and ask my friends to donate too. Pm me in FB. Here’s my fb: Sha Sanchez-Ricafort.

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