For Girls' Day Festival Hishimochi-style No-Bake Cheese Cake

For Girls' Day Festival Hishimochi-style No-Bake Cheese Cake

The inside of dome shaped cake is 3 colors Hishimochi-style. It's a light tasty cake.

Ingredients: 16cm dome shaped cake

Spongecake batter
30x30cm baking sheet & 18cm round mold
●Cake flour
40 g
90 g
Unsalted butter
40 g
○Cake flour
15 g
○ Matcha
5 g
No-Bake cheese batter
Philadelphia cream cheese
150 g
Granulated sugar
60 g
Plain yogurt
250 g
Heavy cream
200 g
Lemon juice
2 tablespoons
Gelatin leaves
6 g (4 pieces)
Strawberry jam
30 g
Heavy cream
200 ml
Granulated sugar
20 g
Decoration pen (pink)
Silver dragee
as desired
as needed
Meringue dalls
as needed


1. Sieve ● and ○& matcha twice into separate bowls. Line a parchment paper on baking sheet and sides of the cake pan. Separate the egg yolk from the white. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature. Soak the gelatin in water.
2. Put the egg white into a bowl, add the sugar in 3 batches to whip with a hand mixer, making a hard meringue. Add the egg yolk and mix well.
3. Divide the batter in 1/3 and 2/3 portions. Add ● in 2/3 of batter, when it mixes well, add 25 g of melted butter to stir. Pour the batter in the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at preheated oven 180°C.
4. Add ○ into 1/3 of batter, then add 15 g of melted butter to mix. Pour into a round mold and bake for 12 minutes at the preheated oven 180°C.
5. Wrap the dome shaped cake pan with a plastic wrap lightly, cut the cake from Step 3 in suitable sizes and line on the pan. Fill in gaps as much as possible.
6. Put the cream cheese in a bowl to knead. Add the granulated sugar to mix. Then add the yoghurt, lemon juice and heavy cream, stir in addition. Mix with a whisk in double broiler. When the mixture is warm to touch, add the dissolved gelatin to mix.
7. Divide the batter in half, add the strawberry jam to one bowl.
8. Pour the batter with strawberry jam into the Step 5 pan, let it cool in fridge for 1 hour.
9. Then pour the plain batter and let it cool in another hour.
10. Take out the paper from Step 4, and cover the with it. Then cover the entire cake bottom with a plastic wrap. Leave for more than 2 hours (or half day to 1 night) to rest the cake.
11. When it has set completely, take it out from the pan. Do not worry if some of the cheese is showing.
12. Whip the heavy cream and granulated sugar until it forms soft peaks. Spread the cream with a spatula, spread the cream from top to bottom on to the cake.
13. Draw a decoration using a decoration pen that has been preheated in water.
14. Decorate with meringue dolls and dragees.
15. Slice the strawberries finely and stick in sides.
16. This is what the cross-section looks like.

Story Behind this Recipe

For Girls's day festival, I wanted to please my daughters. It's light and delicious.