I tend to spend way too much time on Instagram before bed,I look at tons of different cakes and treats which tend to trigger night time cravings…not good. There is a particular treat that has been catching my eye – I’ve been wondering how this treat would taste like. The Japanese cheesecake! If you haven’t seen these adorable and bouncy cakes, it looks like this:
- 5oz sugar
- 6 egg whites
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/4 t cream of tartar
- 9oz cream cheese
- 2oz butter
- 3oz milk
- 1T lemon juice
- 2oz cake flour
- 1oz corn starch
- 1/4 t salt
1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, salt, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.
2. Make the meringue by whisking egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. You can beat with a stand mixer or handheld mixer. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks.
3. Take 1/3 meringue and fold into the cheese mixture, then fold in another 1/3 of meringue. After incorporated, pour the batter back to the remaining 1/3 meringue and fold. FOLD GENTLY. Pour the mixture into a 8-inch round cake pan (lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with grease-proof baking paper or parchment paper)
4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hours 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 160 degrees C (325 degrees F).
After the caked cooled I cut it twice so I could put three layers of whipped cream icing and diced strawberries.
And it’s done! I really liked this cake, it reminds me of Sara Lee pound cake once you refrigerated it. Next time I want to add more cream cheese for a more custard texture but overall definitely going to be part of my cookbook.
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KAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
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