Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

World Cuisine Asian Japanese

This spongy, light cheesecake is good plain, with fresh fruit topping, or you can even frost it.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 301
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 3h 10m


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 tablespoons cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons superfine sugar


  • 1   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan and line with parchment paper.
  • 2   Place cream cheese in a bowl with milk; soak for 20 minutes.
  • 3   Heat cream cheese with milk and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely, at least 15 minutes.
  • 4   Sift cake flour and cornstarch together into a bowl. Sift again into the cream cheese mixture; mix well. Add egg yolks and lemon juice and mix well.
  • 5   Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt together in a separate bowl using an electric mixer until foamy; add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • 6   Fold cream cheese mixture into egg white mixture until well mixed; pour into the prepared pan. Place pan inside a larger baking dish and fill the baking dish with water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the cake pan.
  • 7   Bake in the preheated oven until cheesecake is set and golden brown on top, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cake in oven with door ajar for 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 17.8g 27%
    Saturated Fat 10.0g  
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Potassium 141mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27.8g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g  
Protein 8.2g 16%
Sugars 17g  
Vitamin A 719IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 61mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 9mg  
Folate 44mcg