1. Hey there- made this cake today and it turned out awesome. I want to make it again for my moms birthday; I’m wondering if I can flavor it with extracts or pastes? Or will that affect the cake somehow?

    1. Author

      Hi Ophelia,
      You can give it a try but that would change the flavor.

  2. Has anyone tried replacing all or part of the sugar with a substitute like Stevia? I’m guessing some real sugar will be needed for caramelizing, but maybe half could be replaced?

    1. I used Stevia (same amount) on the batter but regular sugar on the meringue and it turned out really good. Not super sweet.

  3. Tries this and came out absolutely perfectly. Very few recipes that have great results or look like the pics! This one is a thumbs up for both

  4. Thank you for the way you organized your recipe. I LOVE that you kept the ingredients that are used at the same time (ex: sift these) together!!!

    1. I forgot to mention how delicious this recipe turn out..YUM!

      1. Author

        That’s great, Janet! Thanks and try to keep in touch.

  5. bake the cake today. turned awesome. will bake again tomorrow for office colleagues.
    thanks for great recipe. very easy to follow step by step. i melt the cream cheese and milk in double boiler though. thanks again. pinning it

  6. Hello Dear!
    Is the cake pan greased?
    Thank you for your answer = )

    1. Author

      Hi Angela,
      Yes, it is. See step 2 in the recipe box.

  7. Could you tell me if the pan cake is greased before pouring the batter please? Thanking you. Awesome pictures!!

    1. I read it at the top of the recipe *now*. Thanks!!

  8. Made this cake today. Turned out very nice. Added some chopped white chocolate pieces. Very decadent.. Very rich and lush. Hubby loves it. On 2nd piece right now. He asked if I could make another cake this week.
    Ah well it is Valentine’s Day after all.
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Your cake looks amazing! I will be making this cake for sure, have one question before I do. You say to put it on the lowest rack in you oven near the heating element , I have a gas oven, does that make a differences ? Thank you for sharing your cake recipe with us .

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      Hi Carrie,
      Yes, it might make a difference since my oven is electric. To be safe, try baking on the rack that you would usually use, likely the center.

  10. I put the pan on a rack inside another pot and added water. The cake pan started to float in the bain marie. If I added more water, it floated higher. So I just left it float in there. Is the photo wrong? It does not seem like the bottom would have the benefit of the bain marie without the rack, but the batter is not heavy enough to hold down the pan. It’s a PME 8 inch cake pan, 4 inches deep.

    1. Author

      Hi Patricia,
      You can do without the rack. I only used mine because it’s a set and it came with the pan.

  11. Esiste una ricetta italiana di questo dolce? Vorrei provarlo.

  12. Loved this cake! Followed the recipe to the T and it turned out perfect. Got a little wet because of the spring mold but otherwise perfect! Will be making this again = )

    1. Author

      Good to hear, Luis! If you use just a regular cake pan instead of a springform, you won’t have to worry about seepage.

  13. Would the cook time differ for a convection oven?

    1. Author

      Hi Martha,
      It likely would, but I don’t use a convection oven. My guess is you would just have to watch it and shorten the baking time.

  14. Why the cheesecake not high as yours ? I use square pan

    1. Author

      Hi Lyde,
      Square pans can hold more batter in terms of volume as opposed to round pans. So depending on the size of your pan, your batter likely had more room to spread out.

  15. Awesome recipe! I’ll try it tomorrow

  16. so nice…so good, i just made japanese gyôzas, after that i ‘ll try your cheesecake!thank you

  17. I have made this recipe twice in a week. One for home and one for my colleagues at work. Success all around.

    She who rules the stomach, rules the world!

    1. Author

      Hey Andree-Anne! Great to hear and thanks for the note.

  18. Your cake looks awesome!!!
    Hi,just wondering,which heating element should I use to bake this? Bottom or both? And for the bain marie, should the water be boiling hot or what? Thanks in advance ^^

    1. Author

      Hi, just the bottom heating element. If you use the top, that would be the broil setting. The water is hot as I heat it first in a kettle.

  19. Hi, could you tell me when you meant medium peaks, is that soft or stiff peaks? Mine was a little dense and I was wondering if it’s because I beat the meringue to stiff peaks?

    Thank you for your help,

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      Hi Laura,
      The meringue should be glossy and thick. If you tilt the bowl, the meringue will stay put and should not spill out. The peaks, when you pull your whip out, should not flop. But on the other hand, they do not have to be too rigid either. The tiny air bubbles that make up the meringue should still be able to expand in the oven. If the meringue is whipped to stiff peaks, the air bubbles have almost reached their maximum size so once in the oven, there will be a tendency to burst and deflate.

  20. I made it but it ended up very flat and denst nothing like the pictures. What went wrong?

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      Hi Avivit,
      I wonder if your egg whites were whipped properly? This cake will rely entirely on the whipped egg whites for leavening. Before whipping egg whites make sure your bowl and wire whip were washed in hot, sudsy water to remove any remnants of oil or grease. Then assuming the meringue was whipped properly, you have to fold it gently into the cream cheese mixture to retain as much of the aeration as possible. When you fold, take your rubber spatula down through the bowl and bring the batter up folding over the meringue in a J motion, repeating until the meringue is incorporated. Also fold in the meringue in 3 parts. Before the cake is even baked, you will already know if your batter is right when it is very fluffy. Hope that helps and try to keep in touch.

  21. Hi, I am going to make this for Xmas Day as a light dessert for those who don’t want Christmas Pud.
    You specify cake flour….is this plain flour, self raising flour, or sponge cake flour (Finer)

    1. Author

      Hi Pat,
      I would think cake flour over here which has a very low gluten content would be the equivalent of your sponge cake flour.

  22. Thanks for the recipe and can’t wait to try it tonight = )
    My only concern is, when I turn off the oven and the cake is on its cooling period inside the oven, do I have to remove it from the water bath or will I just leave it untouched on top of the water bath from 30-45 min (door closed)?

    Thank you very much.

    1. Author

      Hi Jackie, you don’t have to remove the cake from the water bath as it cools in the oven. Just leave it as is.

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