Japanese Cotton Cake

I love cakes especially simple ones that doesn’t need any icing  and goes well with  tea or coffee.   When I saw this cake on Jeannie’s blog , I just knew that I’m going to like it.  This cake is so light and fluffy and has a creamy taste;  I have to warn you though, i’ts quite addictive, if you’re not careful you might not notice that you have already ate more than you should have and that can easily happen especially while reading a good book or enjoying a really good movie. 

If I’m not mistaken I think this is also called Japanese cheesecake; it’s so different from American and European cheesecake that I’m  used too, this one is like one of my childhood favorites- mamon ( a very light and airy cake that I love to buy from Goldilocks Bakeshop, it’s a local Filipino Bakeshop, they have branches abroad too) –  a chiffon cake.

The name got it right..cotton cake, it’s really like cotton- it’s fluffy and soft; when you bite into it, you get a  creamy soft cake that melts in your mouth.. thanks to the addition of creamcheese, without it, this is a just a chiffon cake-not that I don’t like chiffon cake..I’m just saying this is better than chiffon cake in my opinion. 🙂

why don’t  you try it too to see what I mean.. 

 these mini cakes are awesome (even though it did not fully rise as it should, that’s my bad; the recipe is great!)…

soft, fluffy and not too sweet, my kind of cake…


250g cream cheese
80 ml corn oil or canola oil
120 ml milk
60 grams corn flour (cornstarch),sifted
80 grams caster sugar
6 eggs (separate yolks and whites)
40 ml lemon juice
120 grams caster sugar


1. First preheat oven at 150 degree C and put a tray of water below the level where you want to put the cakes.

2.  Melt cheese with milk and oil in a double boiler, whisking until you get a smooth batter.

3.  Beat egg yolks and the 80g of sugar until smooth and add lemon juice. Slowly add creamcheese to the mixture mixture. Add corn flour using the lowest level of speed on the mixer until well combined.

4.  Next beat up egg whites on high speed and add spoonfuls of the 120g castor sugar until you get a firm peak of the egg white.

5.  Add 1/3 of the eggwhite batter into the cheese mixture and gently fold until combined. Repeat with another 1/3 until all is used up.

6.  Scoop into cupcakes papercups or use muffin cups like me as I have ran out of cupcakes papercups. Fill batter almost to the brim.

7.  Bake the cakes for 50 to 55 minutes (depending on the size of your cups) or until the cakes are nicely browned.

8. Remove from oven, take a few pictures for posting in blog if you like, and then dig in! ( that’s just what I did, Jeannie 🙂

Thanks for reading..have a good weekend! 🙂 ♥

10 Responses to "Japanese Cotton Cake"

  1. Anonymous   October 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    need cups, teaspoons, other measurement equivalents

  2. Phillyb   October 5, 2017 at 1:52 am

    I wonder, do you have an American equivalent measurement? I would love to make this but, I’m hindered by my “Americaness”

  3. Stella   January 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    do i need to use paper cups in the cupcake pan? If not, should I grease the cupcake pan?

  4. Jon Serrant   November 27, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Ohhh yum! two of some of the greatest flavors in one!

  5. love2cook   July 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    The cake looks super fluffy dear. Really tempting me now…:)

  6. Joy   July 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    That looks wonderful. I love how soft and fluffy they look.

  7. MaryMoh   July 10, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    This looks really soft and cottony…pretty too. I would love to try. have to be very delicious…mmm

  8. anncoo   July 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Mmm…looks light and delicious!

  9. Jeannie   July 10, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Well done! Looks very delicious and yes, I usually had more than I should everytime I bake this cake.

  10. Belinda @zomppa   July 10, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I can almost taste the fluffiness! I love cakes like this – good with tea, simple and just oozes goodness.


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