Thursday, August 02, 2018


This German cheesecake is definitely a dessert you want to try - it's way different than American cheesecake!

Käsekuchen #recipe #German #Germancuisine #Germanfood #dessert #cheesecake #cake

I have been trying more and more German cuisine thanks to my German sister-in-law. She asked if I would make käsekuchen (aka cheesecake!) and I was all for it. German cheesecake uses quark which is, from my understanding, somewhere between cottage cheese and cream cheese. I attempted to make her grandmother's recipe but the American substitutes for quark can be finicky. I tried Greek yogurt but it ended up very gritty and it was discouraging. The next time I made it, I tried a new recipe and it suggested ricotta if you couldn't find quark. I was very skeptical but decided to try it and get Chantal's opinion. She said that it was very close to what it should be and that was that. Ricotta is the right substitution for quark and it makes for a delicious German cheesecake.

Käsekuchen #recipe #German #Germancuisine #Germanfood #dessert #cheesecake #cake
Käsekuchen #recipe #German #Germancuisine #Germanfood #dessert #cheesecake #cake
What you need:
For the crust:
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
For the filling:
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 cups whole milk ricotta
  • 1 pkg. Dr. Oetker's vanilla sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 pkg. Dr. Oetker's vanilla pudding powder OR Jell-O instant pudding mix
  • Fresh whipped cream and berries for garnish
  1. For the crust: mix crust ingredients in a medium bowl until combined.
  2. Press mixture into a parchment paper lined and greased 9-inch springform pan. It should go slightly up the sides.
  3. For the filling: cream together butter and 2/3 cup sugar in a stand mixer using a paddle attachment for about 1 minute.
  4. Separate 5 eggs into two bowls. Add egg yolks to butter mixture, one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  5. Add ricotta, then vanilla sugar, extract, and lemon juice. Then add vanilla pudding powder.
  6. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into the filling until fully incorporated.
  7. Pour filling into crust and smooth the top.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until center is only slightly jiggly. Cover with foil if top begins to brown.
  9. Turn off the oven and crack the door. Let the cheesecake sit for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let it come to room temperature.
  11. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more before serving.
  12. Serve topped with whipped cream and berries.
    Recipe from The Domestic Rebel
    Käsekuchen #recipe #German #Germancuisine #Germanfood #dessert #cheesecake #cake
    Käsekuchen #recipe #German #Germancuisine #Germanfood #dessert #cheesecake #cake

    Another delicious German cake that I made at my sister-in-law's request is this Rhabarber Pudding Kuchen mit Streusel and it is heavenly. This cheesecake would be the perfect dessert after eating this Sauerbraten aka German Pot Roast from Ready to Yumble.


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