‘Cheesecake’ means ‘Soufflé Cheesecake’ in Japan. I have never seen this type of cheesecake in Australia, even in the cheesecake shops. I love the rich baked cheesecake but I sometimes want to eat this delicate & light Japanese style cheesecake. If I want to eat it, I have to make it. Here is my recipe that I am happy to share with you.

Cake Tin

18cm (or 20cm) Springform Cake Tin
*Note: Most Springform Cake Tins are not deep enough to bake ‘Soufflé Cheesecake’. Please read how to prepare the tin.


250g Cream Cheese *cut into cubes
1/2 cup Cream
1/2 cup Milk
2 tablespoons Caster Sugar
4 Egg Yolks
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Plain Flour
1 tablespoon Corn Starch Flour
4 Egg Whites
1/4 cup Caster Sugar
Melted Butter for greasing the cake tin

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line the base and sides of a 18cm springform cake tin with baking paper. The baking paper on the sides need to be at least 12cm in height.
  2. Then, to help the cake to raise evenly, you need to butter the baking paper on the sides. Add a small amount of Caster Sugar to coat the sides, shaking out any excess.
  3. Cover the bottom of the cake tin with foil so that water won’t get into the cake tin, and place the cake tin in a roasting pan.
  4. Place Cream Cheese, Cream and Milk in a large heat-proof bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minutes, mix with a whisk, heat for 1 minute again, then mix well until smooth. Cool slightly.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons Caster Sugar and Lemon Juice, mix to combine, then add Egg Yolks and mix well. Sift in Plain Flour and Corn Starch Flour, and combine well.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat Egg Whites, using an electric mixer, until soft peaks form. Gradually add Caster Sugar beating well until thick and glossy and sugar is well dissolved. Fold in the egg white into the mixture and combine well.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the surface. Pour boiling water into the roasting pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until cooked through. If the top is getting too dark, cover with a sheet of foil.
  8. Turn off the oven. Leave cheesecake in the oven, with the door ajar, for 1 hour to cool slowly. I recommend to let the cake cool in the tin. When it is cool (room temperature), take out from tin. Place in the fridge to chill for better texture.