Lemon Cheesecake

I initially wanted to make this Fluffy Japanese Cheesecake from Buzzfeed. But after reading a couple of not so good feedbacks, I reverted to my dear friend google for a soufflé cheesecake recipe.

Lemon Cheesecake

Yield: 12


  • 125g cream cheese
  • 60ml milk
  • 1 ½tbsp melted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 85g caster sugar (divide into two portions: 25g and 60 g)
  • 20ml lemon juice (extracted from ½ lemon)
  • 10g cornstarch
  • 20g plain flour


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Place a large tray of hot water inside the oven just below the shelf where the cheesecakes are to be baked.
  2. Line 12 muffin holes with cupcake holders.
  3. Soften cream cheese with milk and oil in a bowl placed over simmering water, or in a double-boiler. Whisk until smooth, remove from heat and let cool until lukewarm.
  4. Beat egg yolks with 25g sugar until combined, beat in lemon juice. Gradually whisk in cheese mixture to combine. Lightly whisk in sifted cornstarch and plain flour, mix well.
  5. Using a hand mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Then gradually beat in 60g sugar, spoonful by spoonful, until firm but just under stiff peaks stage.
  6. Fold 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the cheese mixture until thoroughly mixed in. Repeat two more times with the remaining egg white mixture.
  7. Spoon batter into the prepared cupcake holders, filling each cup nearly to the rim.
  8. Place the muffin tray on the shelf just above the tray of hot water.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes, or until the tops of the cheesecakes are lightly browned. Test doneness when toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Husband’s rating: 5-stars-rating

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting a five-star rating from my husband. The cheesecakes came out from the oven all puffed out but I was so sad to see all of them sink in the middle after an hour. These lemon cheesecakes are so yummy. They remind me so much of a treat I used to enjoy as a kid – Lemon Square Cheesecake!

As you may have noticed from my previous baking posts, I also did some variations here and there and I am very happy it worked for me. Here’s the link to the recipe I followed: Soufflé Cheese Cupcakes by quizzine of Baking on Cloud 9.


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