Isolde's German Cheesecake

Isolde's German Cheesecake

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"This is an authentic German cheesecake recipe from my friend Isolde, a dear friend and coworker, gave to me many years ago. Quark is found in Germany and parts of Europe. If you cannot find quark you may substitute fromage frais, yogurt cheese, mascarpone, 2 parts ricotta plus 1 part sour cream, or strained cottage cheese."
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1 h 15 m servings 341 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in 1 egg, then stir in the baking powder and flour. Knead together into dough. Press into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan.
  3. Mix together the quark, oil, 3/4 cup white sugar, vanilla sugar, and pudding mix in a large bowl until smooth. Blend in the egg yolks, egg, milk, and lemon juice; pour mixture into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the filling no longer moves when you shake the pan, about 1 hour.


  1. 19 Ratings

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th5s desert was the best .

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I dont know what quark is. used cottage cheese instead, and it did not turn out well. A disappointment.

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th5s desert was the best .

This was so much like my Oma's cheesecake I was floored! Luckily I found Quark, vanilla sugar, and non-instant vanilla pudding at a local German deli (Old Heidelberg, if you are in the Phoenix a...

Outstanding!!! I made it for a Oktoberfest party and everyone loved it. I'm not sure why anyone would sub cottage cheese for quark since it's not even close to it in texture or taste. It has the...

Because the dough has so much butter in it it´s not necessary to grease the springform. And if you don´t have vanilla pudding mix just put cornstarch instead, little less the weight of pudding m...

About as German as Cheesecake gets! DELICIOUS! I made this last night for a Company Picnic and everybody (that got a piece) loved it! When you first make the filling it seems a little runny- bu...

Fast so gut wie Mama's

Have not tried the recipe yet, but it reads about right. I am from Germany and bake a traditional german cheesecake almost three times a month. My husband just loves his cheesecake. You all know...

I dont know what quark is. used cottage cheese instead, and it did not turn out well. A disappointment.

Amazing. I was stationed in Germany for 13 years and I loved this quark based cake, but until today, never tried (dared) make it for myself. Well, the spirit moved me and I decided to go for i...

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