Käsekuchen (Cheesecake)

JoSele Swopes


I love cheese cake, so when I saw this I had to have it...You know how that is....This is a German Baked Cheese Cake and what is so nice is you can put what ever fruit you want on it...My fave is Blueberry and Sour Cherries or a Suzette Sauce would be nice to...I ran across this on my Fave Deutsch Site....


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45 Min
1 Hr 10 Min



  • 1 c
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter +3 tbsp
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    all purpose flour + 3 tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 large
  • 1 pinch

  • 1/2 c
    milk, whole
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 5 large
    eggs, separated into yolks and whites
  • 3 1/2 c
    quark (german soft cheese)

  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1
    vanilla bean (seeds)
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon zest, grated

  • 4 c
    buttermilk cultured (organic)
  • 1/4 c
    skim milk (organic)
  • ·
    kosher salt to taste
  • ·
    glass baking dish
  • ·
    kitchen towel, linen or cheesecloth
  • ·
    strainer or colander
  • ·
    lid or tinfoil

How to Make Käsekuchen (Cheesecake)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C). Quark Cheese recipe 2 days before.....

    Grease a Spring form pan (26cm size).
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the crust. Cover the bottom and 2/3rds up the side of the Spring form pan with the dough. Set aside in a cool place.
  3. Beat egg whites until peaks form. While beating sprinkle in 1/4 cup sugar.
    Beat cream until peaks form.
  4. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, milk, and flour. Mix until smooth. Add egg yolks, Quark, seeds of the Vanilla Bean, and lemon zest. Mix until combined. Gradually and gently fold in the whipped cream. Gradually and gently fold in the egg whites.
  5. Pour filling into the prepared pan. Bake cake for about 70 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and allow cake to cool in the pan. Once cooled, refrigerate cake until chilled. Before serving, dust top of cake with powdered sugar (OPT).
  7. German Quark (soft Cheese) recipe X-3 measure amount needed
    Set oven to 150F. Pour buttermilk into the baking dish and cover with a lid or tinfoil. If the lid is plastic or rubber, make sure it’s dishwasher safe – if so, it should be fine at 150 degrees in the oven. Place the dish in the oven and let it sit overnight, or about 8-12 hours.
  8. In the morning, remove the dish from the oven. Place the strainer in the sink or a large pot and line it with the linen. Spoon or pour the contents of the baking dish into the strainer. You’ll notice that the curd (solid) has partially separated from the whey (liquid). Cover the cheese with the ends of the cloth and let it drain in the sink for 30-60 minutes. To speed up the process, fill a bowl or sealed container with water and place on top to weigh it down. 30 min...........
  9. Dump the contents into a bowl and refrigerate. Once chilled, add milk 2T at a time until it is smooth and easy to spread with a texture similar to creamy ricotta cheese. Add salt to taste. Makes 8oz or about 1 to 1-1/2 cups. X-3 measure amount needed......................................

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About Käsekuchen (Cheesecake)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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