18 April 2013

Zebra-Strip Cheesecake

Do you know that in Australia, different states has different school Term? After talking to Jessie from Jessie-Cooking Moments then I realized it. My son starting his second school term this week but in Sydney they are having a good time right now! :D

First time baking this zebra strip cheesecake, the surface of the cake is not smooth :( the cake rose so high when I took the cake out from oven, I was over confident to left it out alone and went ahead to pick up my son from school. Then...when I reached home, I was shock to find a collapse, wrinkle cake surface! After that I realized that my oven temperature is set too high, I should reduce the temperature to 150C next time. Lesson learnt! 

Anyway, this type of Japanese cheesecake is fluffy light and lovely, I'll try to bake it again. Thanks Cook with No Books for sharing this recipe! 

Recipe from Cook With No Books

Ingredients :
For mixing bowl 1 :
50g butter
250g cream cheese
100ml low fat milk
6 egg yolks
½ Tsp cider  (omitted)
60g plain flour
20g corn flour
1/8 tsp fine salt

For mixing bowl 2 :
6 egg whites
¼ tsp cream of tartar (omitted)
120g fine sugar

Stripes : 2 T cocoa powder

1. preheat oven to 150C
2. Grease a 9 inch spring form pan. Wrap the pan with 2 or more layers of AL foil. Grease the base and the walls of the pan.
3. Prepare a water bath with the dimension of the bath such that it can accommodate the foiled pan with boiling water, ½ inch high
4. in bowl 1 : cream butter and cheese until it is broken up and smooth. Gradually whisk in  milk, leaving no lumps. Whisk in egg yolks. Sift in flours, salt. Whisk to combine.
5. In bowl 2 : Beat whites to form foam. Continue to whisk as you add in the sugar. Whisk until soft peaks.
6. Combining meringue to batter : Spoon meringue to the thick batter, in 3 parts. Use a spatula and gently fold meringue into batter.Do this in 3 batches.
7. Equally divide batter to 2 portions. In one portion, fold in cocoa powder. You now have a yellow and a brown batter.
8. In the  greased spring pan, pour small amounts of the yellow batter in the center, about 3 tablespoons. Next, pour equal amounts of the cocoa batter on the yellow batter. Repeat this to get the rings of brown and yellow until all the batter is used up.
9. Transfer the foiled pan to the water bath. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 C for 1 hour.
10. The cake is ready when the skewer comes out clean and the surface is browned.
11. Cool and chill.


  1. oh i just posted cheesecake too but is non bake. your cheesecake looks delicious esp the stripes , nice.

  2. 你愿意吗?我带来牛油斑马蛋糕和你交换斑马芝司蛋糕?嘻嘻嘻~

  3. 很漂亮的斑马,你做得很好了,这种芝士蛋糕我没什么信心,就怕手笨笨的消泡的厉害。。

    1. 茄子蛋糕達人,快教教我如何把cheesecake的面弄得滑溜溜 :D

  4. Tze, yeah, we are having a good time now. Today took my children to watch a kids show. In fact, when school holiday is on, there are many free kids show/activities held by different shopping centres. I saw Joceline also posted a similar cake just now. Your cake still looks very pretty to me. I like the zebra pattern!

  5. yeah,一头本地马,一头海外马,哈哈哈哈!我两头马都要。

  6. 啊,好美丽哟,而且是我喜欢的cheese

  7. Hi Ah Tze,
    Funny isn't it, that different states have different time for school term break!
    Your cake looks wonderful despite it has collapsed, love the zebra pattern!

  8. 哈哈,你一马,joceline 一马,两马都很好看,原来斑马是这样形成的,谢谢分享

  9. Tze, I saw many zebra stripes around...hahaa Please share a slice with me.

  10. 我刚刚到joceline家吃了她的斑马,现在又来你家吃斑马,嘻嘻 :)

  11. The strips are beautifully done. Love it! Remind me of not making this type of cheesecake for quite sometimes.

  12. Soft, smooth and the strips are wonderfully done...What a beauty!

  13. I think I can have this for breakfast every week. Thanks for the credits.

  14. Beautiful cake!!! the design is just mesmerizing!! We have n doubt it tastes as good as it looks.

  15. Very beautiful cake, I would love to try this too!

  16. i can see that the cheesecake is fluffy..and the stripes are beautiful!

  17. Hi Ah Tze,

    Is this the second time you baked this cake? Very pretty with its well defined zebra strips!



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