Cake that melts in your mouth

For a cake that truly melts in your mouth, you’re looking for something exceptionally soft, moist, and tender. A Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake is the epitome of melt-in-your-mouth desserts, combining the light, fluffy texture of a soufflé with the creamy richness of a cheesecake. This cake is famously airy and delicate, making it a perfect choice for a dessert that feels like a cloud dissolving on your tongue. Below is a detailed recipe to guide you through creating this delightful dessert.

Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake


  • 7 ounces (200g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup cake flour, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional for added flavor)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • 8-inch (20cm) round cake pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Large baking tray for a water bath
  • Electric mixer


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