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Quark German Style Cheesecake

A delicious, lightly sweetened German Cheesecake made with quark. It's custard-like texture is much lighter in the mouth and on the waist.
4.46 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course baked goods
Cuisine German
Servings 10 -12


  • For crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumb
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoon melted butter
  • For cake filling:
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds quark
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • For crust :
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine graham crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
  • Press crumbs evenly into bottom of 9" springform pan.
  • Bake for 7- 10 minutes. (Optional - your preference)
  • Cool before filling.
  • For filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add quark, milk, flour and lemon juice. Mix until creamy and combined.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until they form stiff peaks.
  • Fold egg whites into quark mixture.
  • Pour cake filling into springform pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 50 -60 minutes or until cake has puffed up, is set and a light golden brown.
  • Turn off heat in oven, crack door and let cake rest in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Cool cake on wire rack for an hour or two. Move cake to refrigerator and continue to cool for a few hours.
  • Release sides of pan, slice and serve. This cheesecake tastes great with fresh fruit, jams, candied nuts or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Enjoy!