Sunday, February 22, 2009

Japanese Souffle Cheesecake

I don't eat much of cheesecake because I've found it's sometimes ( or some kinds ) too heavy to deal with.. but this souffle cheesecake seems to be an exception ! With light and soft texture, I could easily have pieces at a time without feeling sick. If you like cheescake, give it a try and you wouldn't be disappointed !

The recipe is from the same blog that I got the recipe of white chocolate and oreo mousse pie from.. Since it's originally in Thai, thus I translated into English and I adjusted few things to suit my own preference !


125 g creamcheese at room temperature (I used Philadelphia)
20 g butter, soften
40 ml milk
65 g caster sugar
3 large eggs, white and yolk seperated
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
40 g self raising flour ( or cake flour)
1/4 tsp salt
1 scant tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest

Method :

1. Add 500 ml water into a big baking tray ( that the tin you use for the cheesecake can fit in) and place the tray in the oven then preheat the oven to 160c.Line the base and side of a 18-20 cm springform/cake tin with parchment paper. Then use a big piece of foil to wrap the tin around from the bottom upto top of the tin side.

2. Place the butter, creamcheese and milk in a bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, being careful not to let the bowl touch the water, then wait until the butter has melted, remove the bowl from the heat and give it a really good stir until the mixture is smooth, set aside and leave it cool to the room temperature.

3. Add the orange juice and zest to the creamcheese mixture, stir to blend then add the yolks and mix them until incorperated. Sift the flour and salt into another mixing bowl,pour over the cream cheese and egg mixture in the center of thr flour. Quickly whisk or stir everything until just blended ( don't overmix or the cake will be tough)

4. In a seperate mixing bowl , beat the egg white with cream of tartar until foamy, then gradually add the sugar ,few tablespoons at a time, and continue to beat at high speed until reach the soft-medium peak ( more than soft but not hard peak). Gently fold the white into the creamcheese mixture until blended.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Place the tin in the preheated baking tray and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted from center comes out clean. Turn the cake out on to a wire rack once taken from the oven ( the cake will shrink if left too long in the tin!). Leave to cool at room temperature, then let it set in the fridge for another hour or so before slicing and serve.

Japanese Souffle Cheesecake on Foodista


Indigo said...

I've only made a Japanese style cheesecake once before - I loved it, even though it didn't turn out exactly right! Yours looks perfect, so I'll give this recipe a shot, thank you!

megan (brooklyn farmhouse) said...

that looks delicious! and great photos, too!!

Anonymous said...

do you really have to put some orange? is this like an essential ingredient or just a taste-wise thing?

pepsakoy said...

Thanks all for your comments !

Anonymous : you mean juice or zest ? Anyway, I've never made it without both but I guess you can leave both out but the taste would be slightly different..

Stef said...

That cheesecake looks so perfectly light and fluffy. Yum!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks so light and fluffy it's almost like a sponge cake!

pepsakoy said...

Thanks, Stef and pigpigscorner..It is like you said!

Kevin said...

I am so going to have to try this kind of cheesecake! It looks great!

pixen said...

Going to give a try on this since I never bake cheesecake in my life except eating them :-D I must say that the first time I tasted Japanese cheesecake, I fell in love - not with the baker who's kinda handsome but the light, fluffy and less sugary compared to most of Japanese cakes unless it's Hidemi Sugito's.

The texture melts in your mouth, isn't it?

Well, going to try out your version but first to find the cheese... Thank you for sharing.

Jenny Tan said...

Came across your blog when I was searching for Japanese Cheesecake! Yours look fabulous! I can't wait to try. :)

Anonymous said...

Please Help!!1 I am extremely frustrated that my two attempts at this have not produced the result I was hoping for.
Both cakes collapsed once I took them out of the oven! what could I be doing wrong?
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

qutins said...

I made this today after craving cheesecake but I didnt want to make something heavy. This turned out great except i forgot to grease my pan and so its stuck to the sides :) I had it with apricot preserve, soo yummy :) Ty!

Jules said...

It was less of a cheesecake soufflé and more like a very wet and kind of gummy muffin (I guess that sounds bad, but the texture was quite nice and delicate, really). Leaving out the orange zest and juice was a bad idea because now it tasted a bit flat. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across your blog via foodgawker and I just want to say that I am in love with all your recipes! First of all they are in metric units which is the way I use to bake and secondly you have all these beautiful photos showing each step, making it easier to follow your recipe! Thank you so much - please keep posting more of your wonderful creations!