Crustless German cheesecake

Based on 7 ratings
Johanna

Johanna

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef

“Finding the perfect cheesecake recipe is impossible. There are so many different ways to make it. This recipe is for one of the simple, classic varieties with no crust. If you want to spice it up a bit, add a handful of raisins or dried cranberries to the filling, or top with a simple berry sauce.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
70
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
700 g low-fat quark
eggs
140 g sugar
lemon
200 ml heavy cream
100 g crème fraîche
1 tsp vanilla extract
40 g vanilla pudding powder
40 g starch
confectioner’s sugar (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • 2 bowls
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • citrus press
  • fine grater
  • bowl (large)
  • rubber spatula
  • parchment paper
  • springform pan (10 in.)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
374
Protein
9 g
Fat
28 g
Carb
21 g
  • Step 1/3

    Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F. Divide the egg yolks and egg whites into two separate bowls. Beat the egg whites with some sugar until stiff and set aside. Juice and zest one lemon.
    • eggs
    • 70 g sugar
    • lemon
    • oven
    • 2 bowls
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • citrus press
    • fine grater

    Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F. Divide the egg yolks and egg whites into two separate bowls. Beat the egg whites with some sugar until stiff and set aside. Juice and zest one lemon.

  • Step 2/3

    In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff and set aside. Mix in the egg yolks with quark, crème fraîche, vanilla extract, vanilla pudding powder, starch, lemon zest, lemon juice, and remaining sugar. Carefully fold in the beaten egg whites and whipped cream.
    • 200 ml heavy cream
    • 700 g low-fat quark
    • 100 g crème fraîche
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 40 g vanilla pudding powder
    • 40 g starch
    • 70 g sugar
    • bowl (large)
    • rubber spatula

    In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff and set aside. Mix in the egg yolks with quark, crème fraîche, vanilla extract, vanilla pudding powder, starch, lemon zest, lemon juice, and remaining sugar. Carefully fold in the beaten egg whites and whipped cream.

  • Step 3/3

    Pour the mixture into a parchment-lined springform pan, smooth the top, and bake for approx. 65 – 70 min. When finished, turn off the heat and let the cake cool inside the oven until room temperature, approx. 2 hrs. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving. Slice and enjoy!
    • confectioner’s sugar (for serving)
    • parchment paper
    • springform pan (10 in.)

    Pour the mixture into a parchment-lined springform pan, smooth the top, and bake for approx. 65 – 70 min. When finished, turn off the heat and let the cake cool inside the oven until room temperature, approx. 2 hrs. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving. Slice and enjoy!