My husband had his birthday lately and he asked me to prepare a German Cheesecake – Käsekuchen! It is completely different to the typical American Cheesecake. Instead of using a cream cheese the main ingredient is ‘Quark’ (curd). It’s creamy and delicious! My brother found this recipe years ago and the whole family adores the cake!

See how to prepare:


Adapted from

For the dough:

200g flour

75g sugar

75g butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

For the filling:

1kg Quark (I used 500g low fat quark (Magerquark) and 500g of 20% fat quark)

1 1/2 packs of vanilla pudding powder

1 pack vanilla sugar

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

150g sunflower oil

1/2 liter milk

5 drops of butter-vanilla aroma

3 egg yolks

For the fluff on top:

3 egg whites

75g sugar


Prepare the dough:

Mix together the ingredients for the dough and then spread in a lined baking tin. A little higher on the sides/rim.

Prepare the filling:

Separate 3 eggs (you first only need the yolks, the whites later for the top). Mix together with quark, vanilla pudding powder, vanilla sugar, lemon juice and oil. While stirring, add the milk bit by bit until you have a fluid mixture.

Add the fluid mixture on top of the dough and place in the pre-heated (175°C air circulation) oven for approx. 45 minutes.

The fluffy top:

Meanwhile prepare the fluffy top by beating the egg whites and adding the sugar bit by bit until stiff. Set aside until the cake is ready.

Remove the cake from the oven, add the stiff egg white mix on top of the still warm cake and place in the oven again for 20 minutes, reducing the heat of the oven to 150°C until very light brown.