Red Currant Quark Cheesecake | © 2013 |

This redcurrant cheesecake is really easy to make and has a great balance between sweet and tart. It’s perfect for a light yet creamy dessert on a hot day when you don’t want to turn your oven on. You can easily replace the red currants with raspberries or blueberries.

Quark is a very common fresh cheese in Germany. It is a mild creamy cheese without the sour taste of yogurt. It usually has much lower fat content than cream cheeses and has no salt added.

  • 1 disc / 10-inch Chocolate chiffon cake
  • 12 Sheet gelatin
  • 200 g Red currants
  • 500 g 0.2% German Magerquark cheese
  • 200 g Sour cream
  • 50 g Caster sugar
  • 300 g Whipping cream
  1. Place the chocolate chiffon cake layer in a springform pan lined with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Place 150 grams of red currants in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until berries are completely soft, about 10 minutes. Once cooked, strain through a fine sieve. Set aside to cool. Discard the pulp.
  3. Soak sheets of gelatin in a bowl of cold water to soften, 5-10 minutes. Remove and gently squeeze to remove any excess water. Melt the softened sheets in a saucepan or microwave over very low heat, stirring just until melted completely.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the Magerquark, sour cream, red currant puree and sugar. Slowly stir in the melted gelatin until well combined. Fold in the rest of red currants. Cover and chill for 15 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  5. Whip the cream until soft peaks form and fold into the Quark cheese mixture. Pour the mixture into the prepared chiffon cake layer. Cover with a plastic film and chill for 3-4 hours. Garnish with red currants. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |