The 3-ingredient Japanese cheesecake that everyone is obsessing over

It may look fancy, and it may taste like it came straight from a 5 star restaurant, but this Japanese cheesecake only requires three ingredients.

Youtuber Ochikeron posted a how-to video of the delicious-looking treat a few years back. But over the past few months, the simple recipe has resonated with stomachs everywhere -- it's gotten over 9 million views!

All you need is eggs, cream cheese and white chocolate. Voilà!

So next time you're in a rut for a dinner party, make this light and fluffy cake to wow the crowd. It's sure to be a party favorite.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cheesecake
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Everything You Need to Know About Cheesecake

Read on to learn more about cheesecake!

Cheesecake was invented by the ancient Greeks! Anthropologists found the remains of a cheesecake-like dessert on the Greek island of Samos dating from 2,000 B.C. It's reported that these first cheesecakes probably consisted of flour, honey, wheat and cheese.

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According to, cheesecake was believed to be served to the athletes at the first Olympic game in 775 B.C. Greek brides and grooms also probably enjoyed cheesecake at their weddings.

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After the Romans conquered the Greeks, they copied their cheesecake tradition and called it libum. They would offer it to their gods in temples.

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The Roman politician Marcus Porcius Cato even wrote down his recipe for libum:

"Libum to be made as follows: 2 pounds cheese well crushed in a mortar; when it is well crushed, add in 1 pound breadwheat flour or, if you want it to be lighter, just 1/2 a pound, to be mixed with the cheese. Add one egg and mix all together well. Make a loaf of this, with the leaves under it, and cook slowly in a hot fire under a brick."

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As the Roman Empire grew, so did the spread of cheesecake. Great Britain and Eastern Europe made cheesecake their own with the ingredients they had handy. Even Henry VIII has his chef prepare cheesecake for him.

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In 1872, William Lawrence began selling his cream cheese in foil wrappers. His company was called PHILADELPHIA Brand Cream Cheese, and to this day, it is the most popular cream cheese used in cheesecakes.

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New York Cheesecake

Arnold Reuben, inventor of the Reuben sandwich, claims to have invented New York cheesecake with Break-stone's brand cream cheese while his competitors were using cottage cheese.

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Chicago Cheesecake

Chicago-style cheesecake includes sour cream in the batter, according to Jolene Worthington of the Chicago-based Eli's Cheesecake.

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German-style Cheesecake

German cheesecake can be made with a soft, yogurt-like cheese called Quark.

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Italian cheesecake often calls for a ricotta cheese filling.

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