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Japanese Cotton Cheesecake with fresh fruit and powdered sugar
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5 from 2 votes

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

This Japanese Cheesecake recipe is super easy to make and can be enjoyed warm or cold. Your friends and family will be super impressed with this marvelous cake.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 420kcal


  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 egg whites
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp  cream of tartar


  • Preheat oven to 320 degrees F.
  • Sift the corn starch and flour, set aside.
  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Wrap the outside of the springform with aluminum foil, set aside.
  • In a saucepan add the cream cheese, butter, and milk. Cook over medium-low heat until melted and completely smooth. Allow it to cool completely.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, whisk the egg whites, cream of tartar, and sugar until soft peaks.
  • Add the egg yolks to the cooled cream cheese mixture and whisk until pale.
  • Add the vanilla extract, cornstarch, and flour to the egg yolk mixture.
  • Fold 1/2 cup at a time of the egg white mixture into the yolk and cream cheese mixture until it is all incorporated.
  • Place the mixture into the prepared springform pan.
  • Place the springform pan in a large oven-safe skillet with high sides.
  • Pour boiling hot water around the sides of the skillet until it reaches halfway up.
  • Bake the cheesecake for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 280 degrees F and cook for an additional hour and 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Serve warm or cold and enjoy with fresh fruit and powdered sugar, if desired.



Bake until the top has a nice golden color.


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 192mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg