This is a very light and fluffy Japanese-style cheesecake made with whisked eggs and less cheese than a normal cheesecake.
FIRST TRY -- I mistakenly used Neufchatel instead of cream cheese. It turned out quite interesting...very smooth with a consistency denser than pumpkin pie but not really gelatin-like either. Not horrible but obviously not the way it was suppose to turn out. -- SECOND TRY -- I used fat free cream cheese and added 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. It turned out alright - a little dense but I did change the recipe. It was somewhat like a sponge cake but not quite as fluffy. -- THIRD TRY -- Third time's a charm! I used fat-free cream cheese along with fat free skim milk. Although it looked dense, it turned out soft. It was flufflier this time probably because I did a better job of combining the ingredients (making sure the yolks and sugar were light and fluffy, etc.). I didn't have parchment paper so I just used PAM and I had no problem with it sticking. With the fat-free ingredients, each serving has barely any fat and less than 100 calories! - 06 Jul 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was my first time baking a cheesecake. I like this recipe because it doesn't use as much cream cheese, which makes this a light cheesecake. I halved the recipe to make a small cheesecake and added a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. It turned out wonderfully! Just like the japanese cheesecakes from asian bakeries. Light like a spongecake (as i think it should be), yet still delicious and easy to make. - 06 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I live in Japan and patisseries make a whole amount of ` Japanese cheesecakes ` which I take pale in great comparison to the regular New York style cheesecakes you find at home. Although the Japanese patisseries make a whole bunch of delectable cakes that look amazing, they never seem to make the cheesecakes ` correctly `. Hence, I would have to give this recipe a low rating bc it is more of like a sponge - egg cake, that always sinks. If anyone wants a light dessert, a good custard will do rather than this mushy - spongey type of cheesecake. - 12 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)