Feb 132012

Cheesecake with strawberry

I hope you all had a great weekend…since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day I thought that this simple recipe of cheesecake decorated with bright red strawberry sauce would be appropriate for the occasion.

The cheesecake is very light when compared to the classic cheesecake. In a way it is between a cheesecake and a chiffon cake. This cottony cheesecake was adapted from Alex Goh’s recipe from Passionate About Baking.



1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs separated
1 ½ tablespoon butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 tablespoon cake flour
2 ½ tablespoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt
pinch cream of tartar

Strawberry Sauce

1 lb fresh strawberry
3 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon water
½ lemon zest
½ tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in ½ tablespoon water



Preheat oven to 325F
Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the corn starch, egg yolks, vanilla extract, lemon juice, pinch of salt and mix well.

Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.

Add the cheese mixture to the egg white by folding gently and not deflating the egg white. Pour into a cake pan lightly greased and floured.

Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 325F.

Strawberry Sauce

In a sauce pan place the strawberries and all the listed ingredients, first in high heat until starts to boil, then turn the heat to low and let is cook until the strawberries are soft and the sauce is reduced.

Add the corn starch diluted in water to the strawberries and continue mixing until the sauce turns thick.

Let it cool before serving with the cheesecake.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipes for a very light and yet tasty cheesecake and …

You might want to check out the vanilla chiffon cake with lemon curd or the meringue kisses cookies, they are perfect for Valentine’s Day!



Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week ahead!



  71 Responses to “Soft Cotton Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce”

  1. This is making me drool .. completely!!!

  2. Light and delicate. Fresh strawberries, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

  3. Wow! That cheesecake looks fantastic,Juliana!I love those strawberries on top….Just wonderful 🙂

  4. Juliana, this strawberry cheesecake looks sooo good! I love that it is healthier and lighter too :). I bet your hubby loved it! Could you make this using Gluten Free Flour too, you think? Have a great week!

  5. Your cheesecake really does look light and fluffy, like a cloud. Lovely presentation for Valentine’s Day. Have a good one!

  6. I love the sound of this light cheese/chiffon cake! I can imagine how delicious it would be. What a wonderful recipe.

  7. Worthy of any sweetheart!

  8. Your cheesecake looks so light, fluffy, and delicious!

  9. What a nice treat for Valentines day!

  10. Just beautiful Juliana! Perfect for Valentines day. I love the texture of it as well. I just have one question – where’s my fact of the day? I love those! 🙂

  11. So glad you posted this. This is exactly how my husband likes his cheesecake; the light, somewhat lemony kind. It looks so good!

  12. Wow that looks like FLUFF. CENTRAL. Delicious.

  13. Gorgeous cheesecake, such a great picture, I feel like reaching in with a fork and having a taste. It looks fantastic. Light and fluffy!

  14. Oh my – i could use one of these peices right now – looks so creamy and with the strawberry topping – YUM! My mouth is watering. No baby yet – just waiting around now 🙂

  15. wow this cheesecake looks so soft and fluffy. I actually personally prefer this kind of “light” cheese cake over the traditional one. Thanks for sharing it! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  16. This is one of my favourite cheesecakes and adding strawberries is a great idea! Happy Valentines Day! 😀

  17. Just look at those decadent strawberries on that cheesecake. Yes, this look so sinful that I would definitely enjoy eating this 🙂

  18. wooowww yummyyy fantastic , i will do it 🙂

  19. wishing you a wonderful Valentines Day 🙂

  20. Happy Valentine’s Day! Looks sinfully delicious 🙂

  21. Hi Juliana, happy valentine day.
    I love your cheesecake, so sinful, so delicious, so tempting, wish I can have1 slice now cos I’m drooling.LOL

  22. What a beautiful, appetising and colourful cake! Perfect for today. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  23. Juliana, what a lovely light cheesecake this is!! I so have to make this one!! Your photos and hearts are so pretty and festive! Happy Valentine’s Day Juliana!

  24. This looks like a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Juliana!

  25. Oh wow, this looks fantastic! I love the lighter delicate texture…creamy and scrumptious!
    Happy Valentines Day 🙂

  26. Looks so gorgeous Juliana. Hope you’re having a nice Valentine’s day!

  27. special cale for special day , like its looks wonderfull 🙂

  28. Hi Juliana,
    The cake looks gorgeous! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  29. Cottony cheesecake? That is very clever, I love the idea. And the strawberries are perfect for this holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day Juliana!

  30. This is such a wonderful looking cheesecake. It sound perfect for any occasion. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  31. This Strawberry Cheesecake is perfect! Happy Valentine’s Day to you Juliana!

  32. A classic cheesecake flavor. You can never go wrong with strawberries atop creamy cheesecake, especially on Valentine’s Day.

  33. Red plus white plus cheesecake = Claudia-in-love. This is perfectly lovely for one, two, three or a crowd. Happy V-Day. I hope it is sweet.

  34. This is one beautiful cheesecake. This cheesecake sounds so different than the one that I usually make, I will have to try it.

  35. Looks wonderful! Light and yummy! Hope you had a good V-day!

  36. That cheesecake looks incredible! So fluffy, I love it! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  37. Perfect and healthy treat for special occasion!

  38. Looks absolutely lovely! Hope you are having a wonderful week too 🙂

  39. Wow, your cheesecake looks so delicious! I am a fan of Alex Goh, his recipes are great! I made this once, years ago! Wish to have a slice now, with your yummy looking strawberry sauce! Have a lovely day!

  40. What a cake! Chessy, light, beautiful … good for any occasion : ).

  41. WOW! I love that bright red strawberries on top of the cheesecake. Looks so lovely and delicious 🙂

  42. This looks and sounds amazing! I love the idea of a lighter, fluffier cheesecake…and your berry topping is fantastic!

  43. Juliana…What a gorgeous Valentine dedicated post.

    The photo of the whipped cream on whisk really got my attention.

    Did I mention how cheesecake is on my top 5 list of favs ;o)

    Happy belated St. Valentino my dear.

    Ciao, Claudia

  44. Dear Juliana,

    This looks like the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, nothing like some red hot passion!!

  45. This really looks wonderful. I suspect this cake will soon be making an appearance in my kitchen. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  46. Indeed this is a great Valentine’s Day cheesecake. Unlike most typical cheesecake, your cheesecake is so light and fluffy….with strawberry, every slice of this seems so heavenly!

  47. Beautiful cake dear — my mom used to bake us chiffon cakes for our birthdays. This post definitely brought back many sweet memories 🙂

  48. what a lovely treat

  49. that’s really a nice treat for valentine’s day!!

  50. I love how light and fluffy this cheesecake looks! My hubby would absolutely love it — he’s a huge cheesecake fan! 🙂

  51. Hi Juliana, It’s nice to have a new recipe for cheesecake that offers a little different texture. Looks and sounds delicious. Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Nancy

  52. Cheesecake is probably my favorite dessert. This light, airy version with strawberry sauce looks fantastic!

  53. Your cheesecake looks so light and fluffy Juliana! And so scrumptious with the bright strawberry sauce! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!

  54. What a great combo, simply irresistible!

  55. I have been dying to try the infamous cotton cheesecake for so long, but all of the recipes I found were in metric, and I hate weighing and converting unless the dessert been requested mega times. Yours is beautiful, and that strawberry sauce makes it Valentine gorgeous! Hope you had a beautiful. romantic V-Day! 🙂

  56. love the bright red strawberry sauce – very pretty!

  57. Oh, dreamlike! That cheesecake must be divine.

    I hope that you ahd a great Valentine’s Day.



  58. It’s stunning Juliana! So beautiful and red and light and fluffy. That looks so soft and heavenly.

  59. Your Valentine treat is amazing Juliana! The cheesecake look very soft and fluffy indeed and I can totally imagine the delicious taste with the strawberry sauce. Gorgeous looking cake and this can grab anyone’s heart!

  60. Looks like a perfect Valentine’s dessert. I know I would love it.

  61. What a delightfully light version of cheesecake. Your photos just make me want to have a piece of it right now. Delicious!!!

  62. I have never cared for heavy dense cheesecake…this sounds perfect.

  63. What a delicious and absolutely lovely cake….
    Trust me it is making DROOOLLLLLL

  64. What a gorgeous cake. Light and fluffy, covered in sweet strawberry sauce?? Yes! Yum!! Have a great week Juliana.

  65. can’t wait the strawberries season to start in France !!pierre

  66. I love strawberries and can’t wait for spring to come! The cake looks so fluffy and tasty Juliana! The strawberry syrup makes me drool!

  67. Amazing and delicious combination of favours.

  68. Beautiful!! Sounds amazing, too 🙂

  69. Looks absolutely delicious! I would like to give this a go! Bookmarked! 🙂

  70. so festive!! I would love a HUGE slice of this vday sweet!

  71. This looks fablulous!! I was under the impression this sort of cake needs fifty million eggs but boy was I wrong… love your addition of the lovely strawberry sauce.