This German-style Cheesecake – known as Käsekuchen in German – is the perfect dessert. It has a light and fluffy texture.
- ▢1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- ▢1/3 cup granulated sugar
- ▢a pinch of salt
- ▢1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- ▢1 medium-sized egg
- ▢1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ▢1/2 cup butter, cold
- ▢1 cup granulated sugar
- ▢3 medium-sized eggs
- ▢2 cups Quark
- ▢1 package instant pudding powder, vanilla (approximately 1/2 cup) or Cream Caramel Pudding
- ▢1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ▢1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ▢1/2 cup vegetable oil
- ▢3/4 cup whipping cream
Add the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a medium-sized bowl and give everything a stir with a spoon.
Cut up the cold butter into small cubes and add them into the bowl. Also, add the vanilla extract and the egg into the bowl.
Mix everything with the spiral dough hooks of your electric mixer or your clean hands until the dough is well combined and forms a ball. Cover the bowl with cling film and place it in the fridge.
In a separate large bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar using the normal beaters of your electric mixer until you have a creamy mixture. Add the pudding powder and vanilla extract and mix again until everything is well combined. Then add the oil and the lemon zest and mix again.
In another bowl, whip the cream using clean (!) beaters of your electric mixer.
Fold the whipped cream and quark into the mixture in the large bowl little by little using a spatula or large spoon. Make sure everything is well combined and there are no lumps. Set the mixture aside.
Line the bottom of your 9 1/2 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides. Also preheat the oven to 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
Take out the dough from the fridge and sprinkle your countertop with a little bit of flour. Roll out your dough using a rolling pin until it is just a bit larger than your springform pan. Place the rolled out dough into the pan and press it into place. You should have a crust of approx. 1 inch going up the sides of the pan.
Once your crust is fitted well, pour the filling into the pan and make sure it is evenly distributed using a spatula or spoon.
Bake the cake in the lower third of your oven for 60-70 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool fully before removing the ring of the springform pan. You can dust the cheesecake with powdered sugar before serving (optional).