for 4 servings of German Cheesecake you need:
for the cake base:
200g all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
8g vanilla sugar
1 midsize egg
75g butter (optional margarine)
for the stuffing:
1kg Quark (curd cheese)
150ml sunflower oil
8g vanilla sugar
2 midsize eggs
1 tsp. lemon juice
40g custard powder
One of the most liked delicacies of German amateur bakery (by the way one of Al’s most favorite cakes until now) is the cheesecake above. You might wonder about the amount of Quark that is used for this cheesecake but the cake is neither to heavy nor to fat. (Quark is a typical German dairy product – if you do not find it in your regional grocery store under the name Quark please read the linked article on Quark and it’s substitutes.)
Kristin prepared this Kaesekuchen last weekend. It is not a seasonal cake recipe and she usually serves it maybe 2 or 3 times throughout the year. It becomes even better when you let it rest for a night in the fridge. Now enough of blabla… here comes the instruction how to prepare this very best German cheesecake.
I. Preparation of the cheesecake base:
1. Mix – flour with sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
2. Add vanilla sugar, egg and butter.
3. Knead the cheesecake base dough until homogeneous.
4. Press the dough for the Kaesekuchen base in a buttered springform pan: 3/4 of the dough for the bottom and 1/4 of the dough for the sides of the springform pan – model the sides of the cake base about 3-4cm high. Try to spread the dough 1-2cm thick.
II. Preparation of the cheesecake stuffing:
5. Mix Quark with sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon juice, sunflower oil, eggs, milk and custard powder. Meanwhile preheat your oven on 200°C.
6. Pour the stuffing on the cheesecake base into the springform pan. Bake the cake for about 65 minutes.
If the Kaesekuchen becomes to dark on top cover it with a sheet of aluminum foil. Don’t worry – the stuffing may seem too fluid but it is not and will become solid.
7. Let the cake cool down. Afterwards powder the cake with powdered sugar.
8. Have a nice meal!
German Kaesekuchen can be served with