Eat like a German - German Recipe:
Käsekuchen (Cheese Torte)

Käsekuchen (Cheese Torte)
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Serves: 4 persons

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German-style cheesecake (Käsekuchen, Quarkkuchen, Matzkuchen; Topfenkuchen in Austria) uses quark cheese. The Käsesahnetorte (cheese cream tart) adds cream and does not get baked. Germany is famous for its unique cheesecake recipes that add a bit of sweet and sour taste said to melt in your mouth.



  • Zwiebach
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Sugar
  • 1 Stick Melted Butter


  • 1 Large Tub Cottage Cheese (blended in blender-or put through a sieve)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


Put Crust together and put in pan. Leave a little mix out. For topping if you want. Bake crust for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let crust cool a little and put filling in. Cover with a thin layer of leftover crust mix. Bake at 350 degrees. Try with a knife. When knife comes out clean, it is done.

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