Japanese Marble Cotton Cheesecake

250g Cream Cheese, softened
50g Butter, softened (I used Salted Butter)
100ml Fresh Milk
1tbsp Lemon Juice
60g Cake flour
20g Corn flour
6 Yolks
1/4tsp salt (I omitted)

6 Whites
1/4 tsp Cream of tartar
140g Caster Sugar (I used only 120gr)

Chocolate mixture:
10 gr Chocolate powder
20 gr Boiling Water

- Preheat oven 160C.
- Lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with greaseproof baking paper or parchment paper. Make sure the baking paper extends higher than the cake by about 1.5 inches.
- Place the softened cream cheese, butter and fresh milk in a mixing bowl and stir over double-boiler until melt and mixture is thick and creamy. Remove it from double-boiler to cool.
- Upon slightly cool, add in the egg yolks, cake flour, corn flour and lemon juice. Mix until well combined.
- Sieve the egg yolk and flour mixture into another clean bowl. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whip the egg whites in till foamy, add in cream of tartar, continue to whisk. Gradually add in the caster sugar, whisk till soft/medium peaks form.
- Add one-third of egg whites mixture into the cheese mixture and use whisk to stir well. Continue to fold gently with the balance egg white mixture.
- Chocolate Mixture : Pour the boiling water into the chocolate powder, mix well until the chocolate powder dissolved. Mix it with one-third of the cheese batter.
- Pour alternately the cheese and chocolate batter onto the prepared pans. Made a marble effect using fork. Wrap around the outside of baking tin with aluminium foil (if possible double layers) to prevent water going in. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hour 10 mins or until set and golden brown.
- Leave to cool in oven with door ajar, about 30mins to 1 hour. Sudden changes in temperature may cause the cake to cool too quickly and collapse.

You may hop on to The Little Teochew for some more tip & tricks :)


  1. 哇!很细嫩的蛋糕。花纹很明显,美丽。我想要3片可以吗?哈哈哈~

  2. Mmmm nice cake with nice marble effects. I always faild to create nice marble effects.

  3. The texture and marbling look amazing, Doris!

  4. looks lovely on that marbling.

  5. Hi there!
    I happen to chance upon your blog while browsing the net for more cake decorating ideas

    Managed to looked at all your posts pertaining to cakes - They are all so good! :)

    I'm getting a little hungry just by looking at the pictures already ^^


  6. beautiful effect on the marble! like an artwork!

  7. Nice looking cheesecake. Well done!

  8. Thanks all for the compliments.

    Oops sorry, this cheesecake made last weekend, so none left. However, I don't mind to share with you next time :)

    Yummy Bakes,
    I confident you can do better than me, actually there is no fail or right way to do a marble, cause you will never make exactly the same one on your next cake. That's the beauty of it hehehehee ... This time is just lucky that the marble effect nicely appeared :)

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving the compliments. You have a nice blog too :)

  9. Eileen #Hundred Eighty DegreesFebruary 25, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Nice marble effect.

  10. I always like marble cake, 一石二鸟, one time can eat 2 flavors ^_^

    1. Hahahaa ... you definitely right about this. The main reason I did the marble, cause my kids prefer chocolate, so I have twist a bit to their taste :D

  11. wow...the cake is soft and fluffy...good to eat together with a cup of hot chocolate, can i? :)

  12. Really like the marble effect and how soft the cake looks! I'm sure it's yummy too! Well done!

    1. Thanks Jasline, everyone that tried gave a thumb up, you should try it whenever you have a chance :)

  13. Thumb up.. I'm craving for this kind of cake..

  14. I've tried making japanese cheesecake once, but it didn't turn out as great as I'd hoped. seeing this makes me want to attempt it again- yours looks really light and soft!!

  15. beautiful marble effect! lovely cake texture too.

  16. beautiful marble effect! lovely cake texture too.

  17. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesMarch 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    I didn't try but I'm giving you two thumbs up! Yummy!

  18. I can just imagine how good this one is when you mentioned the word 'cotton'. I will have many servings...haha. Thanks very much for sharing.

  19. 2 thumbs up for the beautiful cake. Looks so scrumptious feel like digging in some ;)

  20. Kudos! Your cake looks nice & fluffy. Hope you're enjoying your day.

  21. I'm admiring the swirl and feeling a little hungry right now!

  22. Thanks for the mentioned. You know what, I have almost a year did not bake this cake actually, hehehe , keep busy trying new recipes, next time if I do this , I also like to add marble chocolate effect.

  23. Hi! This japanese cheese cake looks sooo good! I love it thanks for sharing!!!:D

  24. Hi Doris! Just browse your blog n notice your marble cheese cake seen never shrink at all, can u share your tips ? I hv tried n follow exactly the steps.... Cake stil shrink badly :((

    1. Hi Live to Bake,
      I'm so sorrry to hear that, but don't give up. Practice make perfect.

      Probably to fail for this type of cake:
      - egg white : make sure you beat it until stiff peak, that mean you will see the batter tip straight up when lifted up the beater.
      - under folding : slowly keep folding until the both cheese & egg whites well incoroporated and you will see the batter have a shiny look.
      - temperature : there will slightly different heat on different oven, so you have to slightly adjust depend on how hot your oven is. Try to bake in lower heat and longer time.

      Here is the link that you may refer to :

      Happy Baking :)