Light & Airy Japanese Cotton Cake

As the name suggests, it’s indeed light, airy and fluffy. A perfect combination of a soft sponge and cheesecake. A gluten free decadent dessert to satisfy your taste buds !

Ingredients:

  • 125 g Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 2 medium eggs or 3 small eggs separated
  • 40 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 60 ml Cold Milk
  • 25 g Castor Sugar + additional 50 g
  • 30 g Corn Flour sifted
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven for 150 Degree Celsius
  • In a double boiler combine the cream cheese, 50 g sugar and oil and melt.
  • Remove from heat and mix well.
  • Add in the cold milk and whisk it well till you get a smooth mixture.
  • Now one by one whisk in the egg yolks.
  • Now add in the Corn flour and mix gently till no lumps remain.
  • Add to this mixture lemon juice and vanilla essence.
  • In another bowl whisk the egg whites and remaining sugar till you get firm peaks.
  • Now fold in the egg white mixture to the cake batter gently so that the air in whites remain intact.
  • Line an 18 cm round pan with baking paper and lightly grease the side.
  • Pour in the cake batter and tap it to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake the cake using water bath method* for about 80-90 minutes.
  • Insert a wooden skewer to check if its cooked through.
  • Let the cake cool down to room temperature on a cooling rack.
  • Serve with whipped cream or as it is.
  • Enjoy the light & airy delight.

*Water bath method means immersing the bottom of a cake pan or mould in hot water and baking it along. This gives a souffle texture to the cake.To do this take another oven proof vessel having a round bottom and slightly bigger than the cake mould. Fill 2/3 rd of it with hot water and immerse the cake mould in it. Do not over flow it else the water might get into the cake batter.

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Here are the sliced pieces of the cake. I’ve served it with tutti fruity bits
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