You may have seen the Japanese cheesecake video from Tasty – it went pretty viral. It looked amazing and I knew I had to try a delicious keto one.
One thing that I learned when making this is oven temperature is KEY to making this. Now my cheesecake isn’t perfect looks-wise.. It’s a bit cracked because my oven was TOO hot.. (My oven runs too hot). So make sure it’s set at the correct temperature otherwise it may crack like mine did. However, even if it does crack, it still tastes AHMAZING.
If you are using a spring form pan, I HIGHLY recommend wrapping the bottom of the cake in tin foil before you place it in the water bath. Otherwise the water will seep into the cake and the bottom will be soggy/not cook correctly.
The best thing about this was how easy it was to make. It takes a bit of time for sure but it is actually fairly straightforward.
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Keto Japanese Cheesecake
This Japanese cheesecake could not get any fluffier. It tastes amazing and has zero sugar and no gluten.
- 1 tbsp powdered sweetener
- 125g cream cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1/4 cup powdered sweetener
- raspberries (optional and not included in macros)
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°F / 175°C.
- In a double boiler, melt the cream cheese and mix thoroughly with the cream and tbsp of powdered sweetener.
- Take it off the heat and wait about 5 minutes.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture into the egg yolks. Whisk until the yolks are combined into the liquid.
- Stir in your vanilla.
- Sift your coconut flour and baking powder into the cream cheese mix. Whisk until it has thickened, then set aside.
- In a clean bowl, beat your egg whites and vinegar until the whites are bubbly. Slowly add in your 1/4 cup of powdered sugar while you beat the whites to STIFF peaks.
- Slowly fold small portions of the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture.
- Once it’s all mixed in, place into a cake dish that is either lined with parchment paper or greased.
- Place that cake dish into another larger cake dish and fill that with HOT water. Make sure you do not get any water into the cake batter.
- Place in the oven and then immediately turn the heat down to 320°F / 160°C. Bake for 40 minutes. (If you notice the top is browning quickly, place a piece of foil over the top of the cake pan.)
- After 40 minutes, turn the oven down to 300 and let it cook for an additional 30 minutes.
- Turn the oven off and let it sit in the cool oven for 15 minutes.
- Cool for 4 hours before serving. Top with more powdered sweetener and some fruit!
If you are using a spring form pan, wrap the outside in foil so that water does not seep into the cake.
It is normal for the cake to deflate as it cools.
2 net carbs per slice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 14.6gCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gProtein: 3.6g
You used a springform pan!
I do NOT recommend. The water seeped into the bottom of the pan.. it still turned out ok, but it’d be better if it was a normal cake pan.
If you used a regular pan how are you going to get it out without deflating it?
line the pan with parchment paper. I did that even though I used a springform pan and it was super easy to get out.
If you line your springform pan with foil- 2-3 layers all the way up the sides, the water will not leak in! I’ve done it- it works!
Wrap the outside of your spring form pan really well with foil so the water doesn’t leak in.
Hi there. I am not a big fan of coconut flour. Are you using it for keeping the cheesecake firm? Are there any substitutuons? I was thinking of almond flour+oatflour. Thanks
Hi! Yes I think you could use almond flour instead, start with 3/4 cup and go from there! You may have to add more if it’s too watery, or as you mentioned, you csn add some oat flour. (if you’re keto though, the oat flour is not recommended)
What size can pan???
Hi John! It’s roughly 7-8 inches!
You can wrap the outside of the springform pan with foil to keep the water out… ☺️
Hi! I’ve been looking for this recipe without the cakeflour…. you’re awesome!! Thank you!!
Is this ok to freeze?
Should be fine!
Are you able to make this as a cupcake too ?
I would think so, but I havent tried it so I’m not 100% sure!
Could you use Oat Fiber in place of the coconut flour? About equal absorbency and no coconut flavor! No carbs either! I’m going to try it and I will let you know.
I havent tried but let me know how it turns out!
Hi! Can I just use 1tbsp of lemon juice instead of vinegar? My daughter doesn’t like vinegar even in the slightest taste of it. Thank you!
Hi, I followed your steps exactly and tried it twice but the cake deflated way too much. What could possibly went wrong?
Hey! So I think either you over-beated the eggs, under-beated the eggs or it cooled too quickly. If you try again, when it’s done, turn off the oven, open the door a smidge and let it cool in the oven.
Thanks.. is there appx time beating the eggs you could recommend? For egg white, I beat till stiff peak. Is there also rule as to how much time for egg yolk?
No the egg yolks should be fine just a general whip as instructed by the recipe but the egg white until stiff peaks like you mentioned. If you did that, it may be because it cooled too fast. Or even your baking powder might be bad!
Hiii instead of vinegar can I use cream of tartar? If so how much would you recommend? ?
Yes that should be fine 1/4 to a 1/2 tap is fine!
Hi – what kind of powdered sweetener did you use here?
Thanks for sharing the recipe. Can I check if I can replace both the coconut flour and baking powder with almond flour? Or does it require baking powder to rise? Thanks!
It does require the baking powder to rise and I haven’t tried it with almond flour so I’m not 100% sure if it would work 🙁
Do you think I could cook this via Sous vide in mason jars? I love the individual servings and perfect cook in the sous vide for regular cheesecake.
I think that should be fine! But Im not sure about the temp or time