This cheesecake has an air-y almost cottony texture all in cheesecake form! The texture comes from the way the egg whites are beaten into fluffy soft peaks and then folded into the cream cheese mixture to form the batter. The air bubbles then bake up leaving it nice and light and pillow-y good!
Japanese Souffle Cheesecake
A light and fluffy Japanese style souffl√© or cotton cheesecake that is light and air-y, melt in your mouth good and super easy to make!
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 5 large eggs, room temperature and separated
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (rice flour for gluten-free)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- Heat the cream cheese, egg yolks, butter, milk, lemon zest and juice over low heat, whisking until smooth before mixing in the flour and corn starch.
- Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar into soft peaks, before beating in the sugar.
- Fold the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture 1/3 at a time.
- Pour the batter into a greased 8 inch spring form pan, wrap the bottom of the pan in foil, place in a larger pan with a small amount of hot water and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top is lightly golden brown and just a little wiggly, about 30-45 minutes, before removing from the oven and letting cool to room temperature.