Japanese cotton soft cheesecake

This is definitely one of my favourite cheesecake recipes...very easy to make and it tastes delicious and light!

140g / 5 ozs fine granulatd sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1\4 tsp cream of tartar
50g / 2 ozs butter
250g / 9 ozs cream cheese
100 ml / 3 fluid ozs fresh milk
1 tbsp lemon juice
60g / 2 ozs cake flour /superfine flour
20g / 1oz cornflour
1/4 tsp salt

Pre heat oven 160C

1.Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture.Fold in the flours, egg yolks, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp salt and mix well.

2.Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.

3.Add the cheese mixture to the egg white mixture and mix well. Pour into a 8 inch round cake pan ( Lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof baking paper or parchment paper.)

4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hours 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 160 C (325 F).

*note: add whipped cream to finish makes it even yummier!


  1. Thank you for the recipe ! I test tomorrow

  2. you're most welcome! hope it turns out well for you and you enjoy it! :D

  3. Dear Jenny,

    May I ask what is "Bake cheesecake in a water bath"? Thank you :)

  4. Hi There,
    It means to fill a large roasting pan with an inch or two of water. Wrap your springform pan/cheesecake pan in several layers of foil on the outside, and bake the cheesecake tin in the water in the large roasting pan. Hope that helps! :-)

  5. Hey there! What a nice looking personal website you own! Did you customize this blog on your own?

    1. Glad you like the look of my blog, yes, I customized this myself :D


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