Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 18 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 48 mins

Course: Desserts
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 213 kcal
Cream Cheese Batter
  • 250 gram Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 70 gram sugar
  • 60 gram unsalted butter
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 60 gram cake flour
  • 20 gram cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 70 gram sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C / 392°F (Top and bottom heat, no fan force)

  2. Grease 8″ x 3″ cake pan with butter, line bottom with baking paper

  3. Whisk cream cheese till smooth over a warm water bath

  4. Add yolks and whisk

  5. Add half the sugar (70 gram) and whisk

  6. Warm milk and butter in microwave (high, 1 min) or stove, whisk into batter

  7. Add salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and whisk

  8. Remove from water bath, sift cake flour and corn starch and fold into mixture

  9. Whisk whites at low speed till foamy

  10. Add cream of tartar and beat at high speed till bubbles become very small but still visible

  11. Gradually add the balance 70 gram of sugar and beat till soft peaks

  12. Fold whites into batter 1/3 at a time

  13. Pour into cake pan and tap the pan on the counter to release air bubbles

  14. Bake with water bath on the bottommost rack in a preheated 200°C / 392°F for 18 mins, then lower to 140°C / 284°F for another 30 mins (let the heat in the oven to drop gradually with door closed) and turn off the oven and leave cake in the closed oven for another 30 mins. Remove water bath and open the door of the oven slightly at the end of the baking for another 30 mins for the cake to cool.

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