Saturday, 17 May 2014

Simple 3 ingredients ~ Japanese Cotton cheesecake

I came across this simple Japanese Cotton cheesecake by ochikeron some time back. The recipe was so simple that you only need 3 ingredient. Since this is a small cake, I decided to make 2 cakes with 2 flavors (White Chocolate & Dark Chocolate).  Let start baking it!

White Chocolate & Dark Chocolate Cotton Cheesecake...Yum
Will AGEE prefer this White Chocolate Japanese Cotton Cheesecake?
Or AGEE prefer this Dark Chocolate Japanese Cotton cheesecake?

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake
Adapt recipe from Ochikeron -For better understanding, do view the video.
(For 6 inches non removal cake tin)

Things needed:-

  • 125g of cream cheese (Soften cut into cubes)
  • 120g of white chocolate chips/bar
  • 3 large cold eggs

**Preheat the oven till 170C
  1. Place your white chocolate on a big stainless steel bowl and melt your white chocolate chips under hot water (Double boiling method). 
  2.  Add in the Cream cheese into the melted white chocolate mixture and mix well till it is well combined.
  3. Separate the egg yolks & egg whites. 
  4. Add in the 3 egg yolks into the batter and mix well. Set aside and prepare the Meringue.
  5. On a clean bowl, add in your 3 eggs whites and use a electric whisk and beat till firm peak form.
  6. Look at picture 9, I had tested that the meringue is ready as when I do the turn over test. (Try at your own risk)
  7. Add in 1/3 of the meringue into the batter and fold in slowly using a spatula till it is well combined.
  8. Add in 1/2 of the meringue into the batter and fold in slowly using a spatula till it is well combined.
  9. Lastly add in the remaining meringue into the batter and fold in till it is well combined. I prefer to use a whisk to fold in. Individual preference.
  10. Pour the batter into the cake tin. (Remember to lay the baking sheet for the cake tin.)
  11. Place the cake tin into a baking tray, pour in some hot water onto the baking tray and put into the oven. This is water bath baking to prepare the cheesecake from cracking. 
  12. Bake the cake for 15mins under 170C then reduce the temperature to 160C to bake for another 15mins. Lastly, off the power but continue to let it bake inside the oven for another 15mins.
  13. Once baking is done, transfer the baking tin on a wire rack and let it cool down completely.
  14. Sprinkle some icing sugar (optional) onto the cake and it is ready to serve!
TAGlicious's Note
** For Dark chocolate version, steps are the same. Just replace the amt of white chocolate to dark chocolate.  
** If you are using a removable tin, do remember to use aluminium foil to wrap your cake tin to avoid water sip into your tin during water bath baking.
** I chilled the cheesecake overnight before serving as we prefer to serve the cheesecake cold.

White chocolate Japanese Cotton Cheesecake is the winner!
Verdict: we can't really taste the cheese in Dark chocolate cheesecake, it taste more
more like a chocolate cake. . 

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  1. Thanks for sharing this 3-ingredient recipe! Will definitely try this and i hope it taste better than the Japanese chiffon cheesecake i made earlier :)

  2. Oh i just made these! Instead of baking separately, i combine both to make it like a marbled cheesecake! My whole family loves the taste! The choc part tastes chocolatey and can even taste the cheese in the choc part. The texture of the cake is so soft but slightly fudgy which we all love! One of the best taste cake i hv ever made! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you Grace for sharing this!

  3. While scrolling through your recipe, it was jarring to read the recipe title “Jap Cotton Cheesecake.” “Jap” is a culturally offensive carry over term from World War 2, one that I am particularly sensitive to since my father was a Japanese Canadian during that period of history. I respectfully request that you rename the recipe “Japanese Cotton Cheesecake.” I’m sure you had no idea how the other title may be triggering for some readers. Thank you.

    1. Do we have to rename Jap pumpkins as well? Seriously

    2. Are you serious? if you dont like the name then close the link and dont look at it....KAREN!!!

    3. I agree, Jap is derogatory. Should be removed.

    4. Everything is offensive to someone, even if it has more than one meaning or just an acronym with absolutely no reference to the person’s claimed offence of choice, my grandfather was shot by a particular race and it took me many years to stop my mother treating all by the horror and sadness she felt. Different generations different triggers, I don’t think the writer meant any more than to abbreviate to fit a space. Make the cake, eat the cake, enjoy the cake and move on or not

    5. It’s very offensive.

  4. The politically correct nonsense has got to stop!

  5. jusr for your info - jap pumpkin originally stood for "just another pumpkin" and it was shortened to jap and yes it still anoys the heck out of me

  6. I agree, Jap is offensive.

  7. Thank you so much for this awesome cotton cake recipe. It is without sugar. That is why I love it. Thank you for sharing. Hugs from Canada.

    1. FYI chocolate has sugar in it

  8. Your first line puzzled me, "melt the chocolate UNDER water"
    But recipe looks yummy for when I get home from holiday

  9. we are a horrible lot - humans, we refuse to learn from each other, sometimes I am ashamed of myself and others

    1. That’s why the Bible calls us ‘sinners’

  10. Must be lovely to have so few issues in your life that the name of a cake is such a priority.

  11. If you check any dictionary you will find that the word Jap is derogatory. Of course I do not believe the poster intended offence at all and used the word innocently. But we should show kindness in how we deal with people who are offended by a remark whether it was intended to hurt or not. If we know something is hurtful and continue To do it then it would appear the offence is intentional. There’s never any harm in being kind and listening and adjusting Our speech to help somebody. It seems a small thing to do that costs little and yet who of you would refuse to hesitate to jump into the water to save a drowning person or pull someone from a fire?

  12. Does that mean "Brit" or "Yank" is offensive then?