Japanese Cheesecake

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

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Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup white sugar, divided

  • 2 egg whites

  • teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.