AMIEs Margarine CHEESEcake


  • 250 grams cream cheese (philadelphia)
  • 60 grams cake flour
  • 20 grams cornstarch
  • 150 grams fine sifted sugar
  • 100 ml fresh milk
  • 60 grams unsalted butter
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 50 grams dairy-free margarine (soya or sunflower) or just a normal margarine
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar


1_ Heat the oven to 160°C. Oil and line a 9 in round cake tin (bottom and sides) with baking or parchment paper.

2_ Melt butter, milk and cream cheese over a double boiler. Beat the egg yolks and lemon juice together.

3_ Meanwhile sift together the cake flour, cornstarch and salt and mix well. Mix together all the mixtures - cream cheese, egg yolks and dry ingredients.

4_ Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add the sugar and beat until soft peaks form.

5_ Spoon one third of egg white mixture into the cheese and egg yolk mixture at a time. Fold gently.

6_ Pour into the prepared tin and bake in a water bath for 60- 70 minutes or until well risen and firm to touch. Leave the cake to cool down in the oven with the door open for 1 hour.

7_ Transfer into the serving dish and rub in the margarine on top and sides of the cake. Dash with the icing sugar, if desired.

8_ Refrigerate the cake for at least 6 hour. Overnight is the best.