Japanese cotton cheese cake

Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake Recipe
I able to get a tall and cotton smooth texture cake with this recipe.  However, I still facing difficulty to get a smooth top japanese cotton cake. I think most probably due to the oven temperature. Need to try again. May try 9″ springform pan.
Adapted from Rasa Malaysia

140g/5 oz. fine granulated sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
50g/2 oz. unsalted butter
250g/9 oz. cream cheese
100 ml/3 fluid oz. fresh milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
60g/2 oz. cake flour /superfine flour
20g/1 oz. corn flour (cornstarch)
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Beat cream cheese over a double boiler. Beat in egg yolk, 2 at a time. Beat in 1/3 of sugar. Melt butter with milk in the microwave abt 20 sec. Mix in. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, salt, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.

2. Make the meringue by whisking egg whites with 1 tsp lemon juice until foamy. You can beat with a stand mixer or handheld mixer. Add in the sugar in 2-3 times and whisk until soft peaks form.

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 springform 8-inch round cake pan. Without greesing.

4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for +/- 1 hours or until set and golden brown at 160 degrees C (325 degrees F).


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