Japanese Cheesecake

Saw this on Maria’s blog a while ago
and I have been wanting to make this for the longest time (:
and since I wanted to take a break from the typing of essays. haha.
(rather. just wanted to slack off a little)
I decided to bake it!
and I’m so glad I did. it turned out pretty good besides the cake sinking in a little.
but it still remained fluffy and light!

My mum use to get these on weekends when i was young
cause it was a family favourite! haha
I guess now we don’t have to buy it anymore.
I can bake for them to enjoy! (:
SUPER awesome!

so if you’re craving for cheesecake
but want to have it kinda guilt free (without the buttery base)
give this a try! I think it’s something everyone would like!

Ingredients :

7 ounces (200g) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 eggs, seperated
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Boiling water

Steps :

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celcius and spray a 9-inch cake tin with cooking oil spray.

2. Beat cream cheese with milk to soften.
Add half of the sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch and lemon juice.
Beat till smooth.

3. Beat egg whites in a seperate bowl until foamy.
Gradually add remaining sugar and cream of tartar,
beating on high speed until soft peaks form.
(About 8-10mins)

4.Gradually fold beaten egg whites into the cream cheese mixture, stirring gently.

5. Pour into the cake pan and smooth the surface.
Place the cake pan into a larger roasting pan and place in lower rack of oven.
Pour enough water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the side of the cake pan.

6. Bake for 35-40mins, until a pick inserted in the middle of the center comes out clean.

can you see the wrinkles? haha
the cake sunk in a little. oopsie.

but still nice and fluffy and light on the inside! (:

i couldn’t stop at one slice. haha i needed to have 2!