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Japanese Cheesecake Recipe
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Japanese Cheesecake

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"A light and fluffy cheesecake made with whipped eggs and very little cream cheese."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line the bottom of a 9 inch round cake pan cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Warm the cream cheese and milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese is melted. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and half of the sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the yolks. Sift in the flour and cornstarch, and stir until blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, using clean beaters, whip egg whites with cream of tartar until they can hold a soft peak. Gradually sprinkle in the remaining sugar and continue whipping to stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into the cream cheese mixture. Pour into the prepared cake pan. Place the pan on a baking sheet with sides.
  5. Place the baking sheet with the cheesecake into the oven, and pour water into the baking sheet until it is half way full. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Continue to bake for 15 more minutes. Let the cake cool before removing from the pan.
  6. Run a knife around the outer edge of the cake pan, and invert onto a plate to remove the cake. Peel off the parchment paper and invert onto a serving plate so the top of the cake is on top again.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 05, 2006

FIRST TRY -- I mistakenly used Neufchatel instead of cream cheese. It turned out quite interesting...very smooth with a consistency denser than pumpkin pie but not really gelatin-like either. Not horrible but obviously not the way it was suppose to turn out. -- SECOND TRY -- I used fat free cream cheese and added 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. It turned out alright - a little dense but I did change the recipe. It was somewhat like a sponge cake but not quite as fluffy. -- THIRD TRY -- Third time's a charm! I used fat-free cream cheese along with fat free skim milk. Although it looked dense, it turned out soft. It was flufflier this time probably because I did a better job of combining the ingredients (making sure the yolks and sugar were light and fluffy, etc.). I didn't have parchment paper so I just used PAM and I had no problem with it sticking. With the fat-free ingredients, each serving has barely any fat and less than 100 calories!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 12, 2008

I live in Japan and patisseries make a whole amount of ` Japanese cheesecakes ` which I take pale in great comparison to the regular New York style cheesecakes you find at home. Although the Japanese patisseries make a whole bunch of delectable cakes that look amazing, they never seem to make the cheesecakes ` correctly `. Hence, I would have to give this recipe a low rating bc it is more of like a sponge - egg cake, that always sinks. If anyone wants a light dessert, a good custard will do rather than this mushy - spongey type of cheesecake.

 

56 Ratings

May 06, 2006

This was my first time baking a cheesecake. I like this recipe because it doesn't use as much cream cheese, which makes this a light cheesecake. I halved the recipe to make a small cheesecake and added a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. It turned out wonderfully! Just like the japanese cheesecakes from asian bakeries. Light like a spongecake (as i think it should be), yet still delicious and easy to make.

 
Sep 03, 2006

This was delicious. I made it 3 times and it was gone within a few minutes. I am going to double the recipe next time. It was light, fluffy, and it tastes better than something that costs 1.39 at the store. I would definitely recommend it. ^_^

 
Jul 20, 2008

Problems falling, just like baking any cheesecake, crack the oven and let it cool down.

 
May 29, 2007

This was a light spongecake w/out a lot of "cheesyness". We really enjoyed it the day we made it but it dried out overnight in the fridge (even though it was covered) & the leftovers got tossed. I drizzled it w/ caramel sauce & garnished w/ an orchid flower & a sprig of fesh mint. I'll make it again for an asian-themed dessert but next time I will make it in individual ramekins & plan on no leftovers. Thansk for the recipe!

 
Jan 19, 2009

I tried this out today, tripled the recipe & it turned out yummy! Dad loved it. Although the egg smell is pretty strong, it's very light and similar to sponge cake. You can taste the cream cheese but it isn't overpowering. Will definitely try this again but maybe will add some flavouring to lessen the egginess of it (citrus? lemon? orange? vanilla? pandan? lemongrass?).

 
Jan 01, 2008

The first time I tried this, the cake came out great. Second time, I doubled the sugar and it was even better. However, all attempts thereafter failed miserably. The cake always sank even though I did everything the same. Am I missing something? Reading other member reviews, I see that the recipe yielded different results also. Does anyone know why? Is there a fail-safe version of this recipe? TIA

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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