Hanjuku Durian Cheesecake


Hanjuku Durian Cheesecake


150g Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
150g durian flesh
40g  Unsalted Butter
3 Eggs yolks (60g)
20g Corn Starch
80g Sour Cream
50g Milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

3 egg whites (90g)
75g Sugar



Melt the butter in the microwave. Beat the cream cheese and durian in a stand mixer then add the melted butter and whisk until well blended. Set aside. (You can also use the hand whisk to do this part, just thaw the cream cheese until really soft to make it easier.)

In a separate bowl, using the hand whisk, mix together the egg yolks and sifted cornstarch until smooth. Add sour cream and mix well. Next add in the milk and mix until combined. (Again, thaw the sour cream to make it easier on the elbow:P)

Add the egg mixture into the cheese mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Strain the mixture and set aside.

Whip the egg whites until foamy then gradually add sugar and beat until just reached soft peaks.

Gently fold the meringue into the cheese mixture.

Pour into an 18cm (7″) round pan (line the bottom and grease the sides well). If using removable bottom pan, make sure you wrap it with several layers of aluminium foil.

Preheat oven to 170C. Bring temperature down to 150C and put in your batter to bake in water bath for 60 minutes, bottom rack.

Chill it over night before serving.



Served well chilled, super yummy!



  1. jayne said

    hi,i love hanjuku cheesecake,n will always head over
    to JB-Lavender Bakery,n itz too much expensive,,now,,
    and now i found your blog sharing this cake,i hope i can
    give this a trial n bakes for my kids,haha,,
    thanks —

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Yes, it’s very expensive here too, I am glad I bake this cake, although it’s not as soft as those from Lavendar, but the taste is really satisfying.


  2. jayne said

    hi,my kids love this hanjuku cheescake
    n we always head over to JB_Lavender
    Bakery–,n now price so much higher,now
    i hope i can learn from u n bake for my kids,,
    haha,,thanks for sharing,,,,


  3. CP said

    Hi Ms Tay,
    My daughter requested for a mango cheesecake for her birthday. If I use this recipe, can I replace the durian flesh with mango flesh? I’m afraid the texture will be different as mango flesh puree will be wetter than durian right? Pls advice. Thank you very much.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      You are right, however you do not have to add milk if that’s the cake, just pure mango juice. Play around the recipe.


  4. chris said

    Hi Jeannie

    I just bake this hanjuku cheesecake. It raise high and cracked. But when I pull out the skewer, its still wet. May I know what went wrong?



    • jeannietay said

      your temperature is too high, lower it and bake slightly longer.


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