This amazing recipe for cheese cake has a no-bake filling nestled between layers of sponge cake. Instead of the traditional Quark used in this Käse-Sahne Torte, I use Greek yogurt with great success. And that's fantastic, because it's almost impossible to get Quark outside of Germany.
However, if you really, really want Quark, I'll let you in on my secret ... You can easily make your own! Check below.
If possible, use an adjustable cake ring for assembling the cake. It's higher than a spring-form pan and is easier to remove at the end. However, a spring-form "ring" works as well.
This is one of those recipes that looks long and complicated. However, if you've made it once, you'll realize that it's really quite easy and rather quick to make. You just need to be organized and give yourself enough time to allow for the final chilling.
Somehow, this recipe for cheese cake makes me think of summertime. It is so cool and refreshing with the lemon "zing" that it's the perfect end to a summer dinner.
Are you wondering why this is called a "recipe for Cheese Cake" without any cheese? That's because the traditional cake is make with Quark. Quark is like a cottage cheese, only different. Since Quark is not readily available in places outside of Germany, many alternatives are tried in order to replicate the taste. For this recipe, Greek yogurt works.
Since I first posted this recipe for Cheese Cake, I've discovered how to make my own Quark. Easily. Inexpensively. And, now I make it all the time. Get the recipe for it here!
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