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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Easy Japanese soufflé cheesecake


No Valentine's date yet ?!

Don't worry , me either lol 

I've been meaning to bake this cheesecake when I saw it from one of my fave Singaporean bloggers , Ann of Anncoo Journal's blog late last year . The recipe is from Ochikeron's 3-ingredients cheesecake though Ann added lemon zest and juice .

I haven't tried the cream cheese and white chocolate combo at that time and since both are my favorite things in the world .....

Of course , since I'm one of those who always procrastinating , it was not until early this month that I've baked it .

So far , I've baked 2 this month and we're only halfway through February ?!

I've got a half kilo of cream cheese !

This cake tastes really good , so easy to make and it has only 3 ingredients , or in my case , 4 ( or 5 ), since I've also added lime zest and juice ( like Ann did ) . Best of all , the recipe calls for only 130 grams of cream cheese  ! Okay , this cake is not that big , 7-inches by 1 1/4 inches and if you want a bigger cake and won't mind using 6 eggs , you'll get a bigger cake . Don't forget to add lime or lemon , it's really a must , as it'll cut down the richness of the cream cheese and chocolate mixture .  

What are you planning for Valentine's Day ?! 


Recipe adapted from Ochikeron and first seen at Ann's blog

130 grams cream cheese , at room temperature
120 grams Giuttard white chocolate chips 
3 eggs , cold
zest of 1 lime and 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice 

*  Grease a 7 x 3-inch round loose-bottom pan and line with baking parchment at the bottom , grease the parchment as well . 

* Separate eggs and put the egg whites in the fridge . 

* Preheat oven to 170°C . Prepare a pot of boiling water .

* Melt chocolate chips ( if using bar chocolate , finely chop it so that it'll melt easily ) over a pot of barely simmering water . When melted , add cream cheese and use a whisk , stir well until smooth .

* Remove bowl from heat and add the yolks and mix well then add in the lime zest and juice , stir well to combine . Beat egg whites until firm peaks form .

* Add the beaten egg whites to the cream cheese batter , in 3 additions , blend well with a spatula after every each addition .

* Pour batter to the prepared pan , drop pan lightly on the counter top several times to removes air bubbles out of the batter .

* Pour hot water in a roasting pan and put pan on a wire rack over it . Bake cheesecake at 170°C for 15 minutes then lower to  160°C and bake for another 15 minutes . Turn off oven then leave the pan inside for another 15 minutes . Take out from the oven and let cool completely from the wire rack before removing the cheesecake out of the pan .

* Dust with icing sugar if prefer or serve slices with fresh fruit .


Here's the one that I've made last time 

13 comments :

  1. Hi Anne,

    I just came in about an hour ago, just to check whether you've any new update.
    Your souffle cheesecake looks so good. I think I'm going to bake another one tomorrow... hahaa in fact I already baked 3 so far.

    Happy Valentine's Day, my dear!

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  2. Howdy Anne ! Gosh, wish I can bake one too. Yours looks so tempting. Btw, Happy Valentine's Day to you & your loved ones. Enjoy & have a blessed day.
    Best wishes,
    Kristy

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  3. good idea for Valentine's day
    we don't celebrate it here, actually I am going also to make a cheesecake:)

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  4. Anne, that cheesecake looks so delicious...if you ask me, I'd rather not have valentine date, then, I can have the cheesecake all to myself ;P

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  5. Hi Anne!
    Oh my heavenly goodness, your cake looks so light and dreamy. I'm planning something chocolate for Valentine's Day but after looking at this soufflé cheesecake, I may just need to change my plans:) Thank you so much for sharing, Anne...

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  6. What a great idea and beautiful, too!

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  7. Hi Anne, you are very good at baking these souffle cheesecakes, every one of them look so lovely and delicious! Hmmm…how come I missed this recipe of Ann? Happy Valentine's Day to you:D

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  8. Muacks, here's one for you too Anne! I love how you dusted a 'Kiss' on it :) I tried this cake once and quite like the taste. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  9. Hi Anne, beautiful cake! Am sure you will score a Valentine's date (no problem) with this beautiful cake on show. Hehe!

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  10. Light and fluffy...I love souffle cheesecake over heavy NY one. This looks wonderful.

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  11. I'm a cream cheese and white chocolate gal, too! You rocked this cheesecake...so light and fluffy! How I wish it was in MY kitchen, not yours :) Hope you're enjoying your weekend, my friend!!!

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  12. Ya, seen this recipe in Ann blog earlier. Hopefully I can make this cake soon.

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  13. Your cheesecake looks perfectly textures, moist and smooth. Wish I could bake cheesecakes this well too.

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