It was my dad's birthday a few weeks ago and my family is all about "light, NOT TOO SWEET" desserts. It completely rules out most frosted cakes and traditional birthday sweets so I had to do a little digging. My mom told me that my dad really really enjoyed this "thing from the bakeries in Hong Kong that is labeled 'blueberry cheesecake' but it's not a cheesecake, it's more like a sponge cake and is really light". A few years ago I tried a recipe for Japanese cheesecake that I found on Allrecipes.com and it seemed to fit the bill. Light, fluffy, not too sweet but also a 'cheesecake'. I wanted to find a better recipe though, and possibly something that incorporated blueberries, so I searched the food blogs and finally found it- Japanese Cotton Soft Rare Cheese Cheesecake. I just call it Fluffy Japanese Cheesecake though because cheesecake with the words 'cotton' and 'rare cheese' is a little intimidating. I also used google to painstakingly roughly translate all the measurements because I don't own a kitchen scale! In the end, my family really liked it telling me that it was "light and not too sweet". Go figure!!
Japanese Fluffy Cheesecake