Have you heard of Cloud Bread? Well, it’s all over TikTok, kind of like Dalgona Coffee was a few months ago.
What is Cloud Bread?
#Cloudbread is a fluffy bread that everyone on TikTok is making right now!
I’ve seen it in several different color variations, and most of the videos are of people tearing it in half the reveal the fluffy inside!
This Cloud Bread recipe is so easy, it’s just egg whites, cornstarch, and a bit of sugar all whipped up and baked. This is similar to the keto cloud bread but not the same because it has sugar and cornstarch.
You’ll see many cloud bread recipes on Pinterest, but they are mostly made into flat pancake type shapes for sandwiches.
The Cloud Bread recipe I’ve seen on TikTok is made into a loaf and looks so very airy and light! And of course, made in all sorts of pretty colors! It reminds me of those Chinese steamed cakes I ate as a child.
After seeing it I had to try it for myself! So one hot humid Sunday afternoon, I headed over to my friend’s kitchen, which’s a dream for anyone that bakes. And we made Cloud Bread with her Kitchen Aid!
And no I do not have a Kitchen Aid because I just don’t have the counter space for it and I barely bake.
Cloud bread only takes 3 ingredients to make this TikTok Cloud bread, many you probably already have at home. Which is probably why it’s so popular!
The key ingredient in cloud bread is egg whites. Making cloud bread is similar to making a meringue or angel food cake you need to whip the egg whites to stiff peaks so it holds it’s shape.
Like many baking recipes egg whites is what gives it that fluffy texture! When you separate the egg whites from the yolk make sure NOT to let any of the egg yolks get into the whites or else your egg whites will not whip up.
Also, make sure your bowl for the egg whites is completely clean without any water or oil, or again your egg whites won’t whip up. I’ve used both a plastic bowl and a stainless steel bowl for this and they both worked, but I wiped each bowl before using it. Below is how stiff your egg whites should be at stiff peaks.
As with angel food cake, sugar is what gives cloud bread the structure. It helps hold it all together!
The cornstarch serves to soak up any additional liquid and thickens the mixture.
This is completely optional, but that’s how you get the fun color you see in the TikTok videos. Add a drop or less to get the pastel pink I got, or more if you want a darker color (this is for normal food coloring). We got the lavender color by using natural red food coloring from Trader Joe’s, I used probably 10 drops for the 3 egg whites!
How to Make Cloud Bread
The secret to making this airy cloud bread is simple, you have to whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form (which is why I wanted to use her Kitchen Aid). You can use an electric hand mixer with a whisk attachment too, CHECK PRICES, or hand whisk.
But the hand whisk will take forever, and your arm will probably fall off, so I highly recommend you use an electric hand mixer. This method is very similar to making a meringue or meringue cookies. But you don’t add cream of tarter so when you bake the Cloud Bread it’s super fluffy instead of turning hard.
To make Cloud Bread whip your eggs until you see some big bubbles form. Then add your sugar and whip until more small bubbles form.
Next you add-in the cornstarch and whip until stiff peaks form.
Dump your whipped egg whites onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and form into a loaf or ball. Bake in a pre-heated 300 F degree oven for about 20 minutes. And that’s it!
You can also add flavorings like vanilla or food coloring to make it colorful. We ended up using a natural red food coloring that made our Cloud Bread a pretty lavender.
Edit: I made this bread a second time and used just a drop of red food coloring to create this bubble gum pink!
Tips on Making TikTok Cloud Bread
If your cloud bread did not whip up you may not have whipped it long enough. It takes longer with the electric hand mixer with whisk attachment than it does the Kitchen Aid.
Also as with all whipped egg white recipes if it doesn’t whip you may have gotten egg yolk or other substances into your egg whites. Be careful not to get anything in there!
Even a bit of water or egg yolk will prevent the egg white from whipping up into stiff peaks. Be sure to wipe your bowl completely clean and dry before adding the egg whites.
Do I need a Stand-Mixer to Make Cloud Bread?
You do not need a stand mixer but I highly recommend an electric hand mixer – CHECK PRICES if you want to try this recipe.
I think the TikTok videos are a bit deceiving when it comes to making cloud bread. The videos I saw all show a hand whisk.
As I said before I’ve never successfully gotten any egg whites to stiff peaks using a hand whisk! Maybe if you have really strong arms it could work?
But if you only have a hand whisk I don’t think you will be successful in making cloud bread.
The first time I made cloud bread I used my friend’s stand mixer, the second time I used an electric hand mixer with whisk attachment – CHECK PRICES. Both worked!
The electric hand mixer took much longer to whisk up the egg white though and the stand mixer.
What Does Cloud Bread Taste Like
I’ll admit the cloud bread looked beautiful. So fluffy light and full of pretty air bubbles. Just like in all the TikTok videos.
But the taste?
It was not the best. My friend said it tasted like a marshmallow. The texture was light and airy but it had no substance.
It did remind me of those amazing giggly pancakes we had in Bangkok, but definitely not as good!
And yes it is kind of like a marshmallow or maybe even cotton candy? But kind of eggy.
It’s easy to make so give it a try and judge for yourself how this TikTok recipe tastes!
The TikTok Cloud Bread Recipe
- Baking Sheet
- Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
- Parchment Paper
- 3 Egg Whites
- 2.5 TBS Sugar
- 1 TBS Cornstarch
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F
- Whip egg whites with mixer until big bubbles form
- Add sugar
- Whip egg whites and sugar until small bubbles form
- Add cornstarch
- Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form
- Pour egg white mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and form into a loaf or mound.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.