Hello, I’m back at it with another viral TikTok recipe. I know, I know, TikTok is about to be banned but the viral recipes won’t stop and I am here for it because super fluffy cloud bread is so jiggly and cute.

Plus it’s only three ingredients! I mean, I loved dalgona coffee and pancake cereal, so maybe there’s something to this TikTok food thing?

After seeing multiple people ripping into and squishing their TikTok cloud bread, I just HAD to make some myself.

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What is TikTok cloud bread?

If you’re on TikTok and you’ve looked under #cloudbread you’ve probably seen the fluffiest, most impossible giant puffs of bread you’ve ever seen. All you need to make it is egg whites, sugar, and cornstarch. Cloud bread is essentially a softly baked meringue with some rebranding.

If you’re not sure what a meringue is: it’s a type of dessert made from whipped egg whites and sugar. Sometimes a binder (in this case cornstarch) is added to give it a bit more structure. Meringues taste kind of marshmallow-y when gently baked and light and crispy when baked and dried out longer. If you’ve had pavlova or lemon meringue pie or macaron, you’ve had meringue and by extension, cloud bread.

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Ingredients for cloud bread

  • Egg whites. Egg whites are what give your cloud bread fluffiness and loft. If you’re going to separate egg whites yourself, be sure to not get ANY yolks into the whites or they won’t whip up. It’s better to separate your eggs while they’re cold, but they will whip up better if they’re at room temp. You can also just buy egg whites in a carton at the store, which is what I did. You’ll need 3 large egg whites or about 6 tablespoons of egg whites from a carton.
  • Sugar. Just use regular white sugar. Sugar is what is going to stabilize your egg whites and let them fluff up even more. The sugar is also going to make your cloud bread just a little bit sweet.
  • Cornstarch. You just need a tiny bit of cornstarch in your cloud bread, to help soak up any extra liquid in your meringue. Cornstarch also helps make your meringue shiny.
  • Food coloring. This is optional, if you want to make your clouds colorful.

How to make cloud bread

  1. Whip the egg whites. Add your egg whites to a very clean, grease free bowl. Start to whip your egg whites on medium-low, until frothy and pale.
  2. Stir in sugar. Add the sugar, a little bit at a time on high, until the sugar dissolves and the egg whites start to foam up.
  3. Add the cornstarch. I like to sift the cornstarch in so that there are no lumps. Continue to whip on high until the egg whites become a glossy thick meringue that holds a peak. The egg whites are done when you lift the beater from the bowl and they hold a peak and look smooth and creamy like shaving cream If you tilt the bowl, the whites should not slide. Be careful not to over whip!
  4. Shape the cloud. Use a rubber spatula to scoop out the meringue and shape into a cloud on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake. Bake in a low oven until golden and cooked through.

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What does cloud bread taste like?

To be honest, this cloud bread is more looks than taste. Maybe just like TikTok? It’s beautifully fluffy and full of tiny air bubbles and very squishy and satisfying but it’s not the most delicious. It’s light and airy and reminiscent of a marshmallow. It kinda tastes like angel food cake texture wise, but not taste wise.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure your egg white whipping equipment is completely clean and free from fat or oil or your egg whites won’t whip up.
  • Similarly, make sure there are ZERO egg yolks in your egg whites.
  • Separate your eggs while they’re cold, but beat them up with they’re at room temp.
  • Don’t add all the sugar at once. Your meringue will be fluffier if you add it in gradually, 1 tablespoon at at a time.
  • Don’t over beat! If you meringue starts to look grainy or really wet, it means your egg whites have been over-beaten and your cloud bread won’t be fluffy.

Cloud bread FAQs

How do I whip the egg whites?

Make sure your utensils are COMPLETELY clean and there is absolutely no oil or fat residue on your whisk or bowl. If you break your yolks as your separating the eggs the whites won’t whip up. Use a stainless steel or glass bowl and make sure it’s completely clean. Don’t use silicone or plastic bowls or utensils – even when they seem clean, there’s a possibility of oily residue that will make it hard for your eggs to whip up properly. Whipping egg whites takes time, so don’t be surprised if it takes a while for them to whip up.

Why didn’t my egg whites whip up? I’ve been beating them forever!

If your egg whites didn’t get fluffy it’s because there was oil or fat in your egg whites. Oil or fat is the enemy of whipping up meringues. Fat interferes with how the proteins in egg whites bond together to whip up. If you’re separating your egg whites by hand and there is fat on your hand, your whites might not whip up. If there is any oil or fat on your whisk or in your bowl, your egg whites won’t whip up.

How can I make my egg whites whip up?

You can try adding a touch of cream of tartar (1/4 teaspoon), vinegar (1/4 teaspoon), or lemon juice (1/4 teaspoon) to help whip up your eggs. Cream of tartar, vinegar, and lemon juice are all acids that help stabilize the egg whites and encourage them to get extra whipped.

Why didn’t my cloud bread bake through?

If your cloud bread is golden brown on the outside but still under baked on the inside it might be because your oven is running too hot. Some ovens aren’t calibrated well or have hot spots. It probably means that the oven was too hot and that the outside of the bread cooked faster than the inside. Cloud bread bakes at a very low temperature. If the inside of your cloud bread is raw, you can just put your cloud bread back into the oven until it is baked through.

Does it taste like eggs?

Cloud bread is made from 3 ingredients: egg whites, sugar, and cornstarch. The egg whites are make up the majority of the recipe so it’s only natural that cloud bread will taste like eggs. If you want a sweeter cloud bread to help it taste less like eggs, add a 1/4 cup of sugar. Warning: if you do this, your cloud will not be as fluffy.

Do I need a stand-mixer to make cloud bread?

Technically you don’t need a stand mixer. You can whip these up with a regular whisk or a hand mixer. But it will take a REALLY long time and a lot of arm muscle. You can do it! I use this milk frother and it works amazingly.

Why is my cloud bread wrinkly?

That’s just the nature of cloud bread! Because it’s not a cake with a significant amount of flour to stabilize it, it will get wrinkly as it cools, kind of like a soufflé. It’s best to enjoy it while it’s still a bit warm :)

Can I make cloud bread in advance?

Unfortunately, just like clouds, cloud bread is extremely fleeting. You can’t make it in advance because the longer it sits, the more wrinkly and shrunken it’ll get. Cloud bread is best made and eaten fresh from the oven.

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Cloud Bread Recipe

3 ingredient fluffy TikTok viral cloud bread
Serves 1
4.65 from 77 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites about 6 tbsp
  • 2.5 tbsp sugar ~30g
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch ~10g
  • food coloring optional, see note

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 300°F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the whip attachment to whip the egg whites on medium high until frothy.
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  • Add the sugar slowly, 1 tablespoon at at time and whip on high until small bubbles start to form.
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  • Sift in the cornstarch and continue to whip on high until the whites are whipped up into a glossy thick meringue that holds a peak, about 5-6 minutes.
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  • Scoop out the meringue on to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and shape into a fluffy cloud or mound.
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  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. The outside will be a light golden brown. Let cool and enjoy the fluff!
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Notes

Optional: If you want to add flavoring (baking extracts) or color into your cloud bread, add it in when you add your cornstarch.
Estimated nutrition is for one loaf.
Recipe via @linqanaaa and @abimhn

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cloud Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g0%
Cholesterol 0.01mg0%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 30.7g34%
Protein 10.8g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

129 Comments

  1. Mikaylah says:

    Is there anything i can subasatute for cornstarch

    1. Stephanie says:

      you can try flour!

      1. 😇😇Rahina😇😇 says:

        4 stars
        Hello, have you tried it with flour? Because i really want to make this but i dont have cornstarch :( so i was wondering of flour works??

        1. Ananya says:

          4 stars
          It works you have to put double the amount in all-purpose flour

    2. Julie says:

      Try cream of tartar

    3. Louise says:

      You can use corn flower

    4. Samaira says:

      U can use potato starch or even flour!

    5. Person says:

      5 stars
      You can use ap flour

  2. Chloe says:

    5 stars
    Really delightful!

  3. Himani says:

    Can I use a aquafaba instead of egg whites

    1. Stephanie says:

      i think so, yes!

    1. Isabel says:

      Is it nice

  4. Sabrina says:

    5 stars
    another super creative recipe! wow, and yet another new thing I’d never heard of cloud bread? thank you!

    1. Carol Huntington says:

      5 stars
      What if I can’t have sugar, is there a substitute for that?

      1. Stephanie says:

        hi carol,
        i’ve only tried this with sugar

        1. Wattage says:

          I made mine with monk fruit sweetener since I don’t have sugar in my house. It came out amazingly!

      2. Heather says:

        Carol,
        Stevia In the Raw measures exactly like sugar but is plant based sweetener that is 0 calories per 1 tsp. Sugars less than .5g

      3. Your normal sugar substitute, I use a mixture of Equal & Sweet in low. 1 pack of each to taste, I use that on all my sugar free stuff.

  5. Heliah says:

    5 stars
    Does it taste sweet?

    1. Stephanie says:

      it’s lightly sweet :)

    2. ✨🌵Ashlin🌵✨ says:

      You could add some vanilla extract it would make it taste sweeter

      1. Ellie says:

        4 stars
        yeah, i’be tried that and its really good! you can also put in mint extract and finely chopped chocolate chips and that’s really good too

      2. Izzy says:

        How much would you recommend to add?

      3. TikTok🖤❤️💙 says:

        5 stars
        Yes I dis

  6. Grace says:

    when do you use the food dye?

    1. Stephanie says:

      you add it in when you add the cornstarch, there’s a note at the bottom of the recipe that tells you when :)

    2. Banana says:

      You use it when you are adding the cornstarch and if you are using a gel dye, make sure to only add a little bit! Have fun!!

  7. Alyssa says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been seeing this cloud bread all over Tik Tok and was so scared to try it, even though I’ve made meringue multiple times and it has come out perfectly. I currently have this in the oven and it looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it! I’ll post the result! Just another tip i have would be, don’t add liquid food dye, in the end the colour comes out dull and brownish and thins out the mixture too much. Use concentrated gel food colouring instead, it yields good results.

    1. Rose says:

      Mine is really liquidy…

      1. Frederique says:

        Rose – That’s probably because you didn’t whip the eggwhites enough. If you did it enough you should be able to turn it upside down and it not fall.

  8. Amanda Gripp says:

    I can’t figure out if mine is done. I’ve cooked it for over 35 min now and it’s still sticky and wet on the inside. That doesn’t seem right, does it?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi,
      your oven probably isn’t accurate. it should feel dry on the outside :)

    2. Rylie m. says:

      You might want to do smaller dome type shapes, your oven’s heat might not be able to cook through a big dome shape. If you do it smaller your oven will be able to cook it through and not have it be wet or sticky.

  9. Emma says:

    5 stars
    Just tried it! I put in some vanilla and it improved the flavor :) I love it!!

  10. marie says:

    can i make this in a microwave? and if so, for how long?

    1. Stephanie says:

      no, you can’t make it in a microwave

  11. Joyce says:

    What is the serving size? Is it 194 calorie for the whole thing?

    1. Stephanie says:

      yes, it’s 194 for the whole thing

    2. Ahana says:

      5 stars
      Hi so it was whipped well! And it didn’t fall off the container when I turned it around. Yet, when I baked it it deflated like a cake. Why :(

      1. plank says:

        4 stars
        You might have added too much food die or added to little of the dry ingredients. I would try again and follow the recipe to the t. I would also check your oven. If you open it before it is done it can deflate.

  12. Unk says:

    Can i bake it without the parchment paper and just butter the pan

    1. Stephanie says:

      your definitely need parchment paper! you can try tin foil, but buttering will not work

      1. Maleaha says:

        5 stars
        Amazing I added vinilla asract it tasted amaxing

    2. Brandy says:

      You don’t need parchment paper. I put mine on a disposable tin cookie sheet and sprayed it with Pam cooking spray and it was perfect.

    3. Hannah Taylor says:

      Cooking spray worked for me, so butter would also work

  13. Maxwell says:

    Mine didn’t turn out brown. Is it done or no?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi max,
      it’s probably not done – it should be lightly golden on the outside.

  14. Rosie Esparza says:

    What do I do if it looks watery while mixing

    1. Stephanie says:

      you need to keep mixing it until there’s no water left – it needs to be completely whipped!

  15. tara says:

    how much is one serving? like is it one cup or is it the entire thing orrr

    1. Stephanie says:

      it’s the whole thing!

  16. Caitlyn says:

    5 stars
    How much vanilla should I put in??

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi caitlyn,
      1/4 teaspoon!

  17. Sally says:

    Can I add lemon extract for a lemony flavor?

    1. Stephanie says:

      absolutely!

  18. Leah says:

    Hi is there a proper way to storage this ? I have a client who wants me to make this for her and i want to give her correct storage directions

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi leah,
      unfortunately this is not something that holds very well, you pretty much need to eat it right away!

  19. Trish says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. I add some vanilla and a touch of butter extract and it tastes fantastic. I also top it with sugar before putting it in the oven and the sugar crisps up and it’s delicious

  20. carmela says:

    mine is not thickening what do I do

    1. Stephanie says:

      it could be that you had oil or fat in your bowl or on your whisk before you started whipping or it could be that you need to keep whipping!

  21. Jeff says:

    Even after I allowed the bread to cool, it was still pretty sticky on the outside. Am I not allowing it to cool long enough or could there be another issue I’m not aware of during the mixing process? Thanks!

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi jeff,
      it gets progressively stickier as it cools off. it’s the most dry right after it comes out of the oven.

  22. Jake Bacon says:

    5 stars
    It was good it tasted like air

    1. Rossanna says:

      Can i use honey instead of sugar?

      1. Stephanie says:

        hi,
        i haven’t tried with honey so i’m not sure if it would work!

  23. Deborah says:

    5 stars
    Pretty good! I added a lot of vanilla to try to give it less of an egg flavor and added more cornstarch to compensate. It tastes a little bit like egg but over all really good.

  24. alex says:

    for a double batch, how long should it bake for?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi alex,
      it should bake for the same amount of time! maybe add on a couple of minutes if they aren’t browning :)

  25. Anonymous says:

    Hey I haven’t tried this yet and I really want to make cloud bread but I have no white sugar would it still turn out alright if I used brown sugar instead I read somewhere that it would just make it darker but I needed to double check

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi,
      yes it will work but it will be darker!

  26. Judy says:

    I was wondering if I could use brown sugar instead of white sugar I don’t have any and I did research which said it will only darken it I just needed to double check I don’t want to waste my time if it will just not work

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi judy,
      it will work with brown sugar but the cloud bread will be a light mocha color!

  27. Jewel says:

    What about chocolate? Ive heard you can put cocoa powder in it

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi jewel, you can put in cocoa powder!

  28. Paislee says:

    Is there anyway to make it chocolate flavored?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi paislee,
      yes! you can sift in 1 tbsp cocoa powder when you add the cornstarch. you can add chocolate chips too!

  29. Allison says:

    what can I do if I live where there is a high altitude? Seemed too dense

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi allison,
      i haven’t baked at high altitude, but adding some cream of tartar in (maybe 1/4 teaspoon) or a bit of lemon juice will help stabilize your meringue.

  30. big_dirty says:

    5 stars
    Came out great!

  31. Ana says:

    Can i make just a third of the recipe? if so how would that affect cooking time+temperature?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi ana,
      yes, you definitely can. i would bake it for 10 minutes and then check on it. keep the temp the same :)

  32. Malani says:

    Are you able to refrigerate it if you don’t finish it?

    1. Stephanie says:

      you should eat it right away, it doesn’t really keep well!

  33. Rachel says:

    5 stars
    I think the recipe is great but I assume of gone wrong somewhere the batter was great – it didn’t fall when I put it upside down there where peaks and all the ingredients where measured carefully. However it’s seams that the cloud bread is a little bit sticky, do u know hey this has happened or how I may be able to fix it?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi rachel,
      if it’s very sticky it might mean that you need to bake it a little bit longer. try turning off the oven when the time is up, popping open the door and letting it rest in the oven a bit to dry it out. meringue tends to take moisture from the air as well – is it very humid where you are? that will affect the stickiness as well.

  34. Willow rosenbug says:

    5 stars
    Hi what do I do if it’s not thickening after a long time of mixing 🥺

    1. Stephanie says:

      you need to keep whipping it! or maybe your egg whites had fat/oil in it.

  35. Kyle says:

    Hi im making it now and i saw it ways gas mark 3 amd im like ent it gonna take ages to cook could you help me please it yould me mutch appreciated !

    1. Stephanie says:

      these bake in a very low oven, just check on them at 20 minutes.

  36. joy says:

    try to wisk one egg at a time

  37. M says:

    4 stars
    Tasted like egg, wouldn’t recommend. It did look great though !

  38. MJ says:

    I used Tapioca flour and powdered swerve in mine and it worked!

  39. Lilly says:

    5 stars
    How much Celsius should I set my oven to?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi lilly,
      it’s 149°c

  40. Revka Noriega says:

    4 stars
    It turned out very runny I muste’ve done something wrong so I just fried it and I got essentially the same thing but the taste isn’t that great.

  41. Addie says:

    3 stars
    I dyed mine and it’s been in the oven for 40 minutes and it’s still blue on the outside, I did the recipe perfectly and I whipper it long enough, I’m not sure what to do now?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi addie,
      is it blue with a golden tinge? has the outside browned at all?

  42. allyson says:

    heyyy can I use wax paper instead of parchment?? really excited

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi allyson,
      i haven’t tried with wax paper but i think it’ll work since the oven temp is so low :)

  43. Emma says:

    5 stars
    I assume it would turn out great, but I’m having trouble with mixing! I put the ingredients in and unfortunately a very very slight amount of egg yolk got in. I was able to get most of out but very little was still there. I’m currently using a stand mixer on speed 8 of 10 but the batter isn’t thickening… Am I doing something wrong? It’s foamy on the sides but not thick and creamy like it should look…

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi emma,
      it’s because your egg whites have egg yolk in them. the whites won’t whip up if there is even the tiniest amount of egg yolks or oil in the whites.

  44. Mary says:

    5 stars
    Can I put salt on it?

    1. Stephanie says:

      you can if you want it to be salty but it’s not very sweet :)

  45. Brandy says:

    I made this tonight and it still has an eggy taste but seems done maybe my cotton candy flavour wasn’t strong enough

  46. Blossom says:

    Hi, why is the middle of my cloud bread not cooking
    it’s perfectly browned on the outside but the inside is just fully raw
    it has been in for much longer than 25 mins.

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi blossom,
      it could be that your oven is not calibrated properly. it might have heated up too hot so the outside got cooked before the inside was able to cook through.

      1. Blossom says:

        Thank you 😊

  47. hadley says:

    when you put in coco powder does it taste like chocolate?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi hadley,
      it won’t test entirely like chocolate, just lightly cocoa scented.

  48. Cassie Kaye says:

    5 stars
    Made this today added vinilla and a little extra sugar my grandkids call it cotton candy bread love how easy it is to make . Thanks for sharing .

    1. Stephanie says:

      ooh cotton candy bread, i LOVE that :)

  49. Paiten Godell says:

    I’ve made this recipe before and it worked great. But for some reason the batter isn’t whipping up this time and is still very liquify after 10ish minutes. Any ideas why or any tips?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi paiten,
      you probably accidentally got oil or fat or egg yolk into your whites. if your bowl or whisk isn’t clean the whites won’t whip up as well.

      1. Paiten Godell says:

        Thank you!!! Will it still whip up but take longer?

  50. 💕Fera💕 says:

    5 stars
    Do you think you can add some extra vanilla sugar??? 😋
    btw it is very good explaind!

    1. Stephanie says:

      absolutely you can add extra vanilla sugar. it may not come out as soft though, so don’t add too much :) or just replace the sugar with vanilla sugar! thank you!!

  51. Sydney says:

    Interesting! Bread is my one weakness in the kitchen, but I think I can tackle this, or maybe it’s the wine a 2AM thats making me so confident. :-) Love your blog.

  52. Jasmine says:

    Can i use brown sugar?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi jasmine,
      i haven’t tried but i think it will work – your cloud bread will be coffee colored though :)

  53. Amaliya says:

    Hi, so I am making two loafs instead of one and was wondering if you can bake the two together, and if so how long should they be in the oven?
    Thanks

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi amaliya,
      you can bake them together in the oven, for the same amount of time: 20-25 minutes :)

      1. Amaliya says:

        Thank You!

  54. Keira says:

    5 stars
    Soooo good

  55. Keira says:

    5 stars
    Soooo yummy ❤️

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