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Is Japanese Cheesecake Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Keeping an eye out across the international tables of desserts for something new to try? We’re looking at Japanese cheesecake, what it is and whether or not it’s suitable for vegans.

What is a Japanese cheesecake?

Japanese cheesecake, also known as soufflé cheesecake or cotton cheesecake originated in Japan during the 1960s but didn’t receive worldwide acclaim until the 90s. It has a distinctly light and airy texture (similar to a soufflé) and shares many components with traditional North American cheesecake but is noticeably less sweet.

japanese soufle cheesecake

Is Japanese cheesecake vegan?

Traditionally no, Japanese cheesecake is not suitable for vegans as it contains eggs, butter and cream cheese, all of which come from animals. However, there are some great plant-based recipes – take a look at this one from Mixing with Madison if you fancy making your own at home.

Keep your plant-based dessert questions coming our way through the comments section below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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