Cheesecake with cherries: This simple cheesecake tastes wonderfully fruity

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Cheesecake with cherries: This simple cheesecake tastes wonderfully fruity

By Aline Neissner

For some it is a cheesecake, for others it is the traditional cheesecake. With cherries, whether sweet or sour, it tastes juicy, fruity and fresh.

The cheesecake with cherries is easy to bake and tastes especially well cooled.

The cheesecake with cherries is easy to bake and tastes especially well cooled. © 123rf / annafedorovait

Whether it’s called cheesecake or cheesecake, it’s still a very delicious cake.

The most important thing is that this cheesecake offers so many different options. Almost any fruit, whether fresh or canned, can be used for the fruity topping, depending on what you like at the moment.

A piece of cheesecake with fresh cherries not only tastes good with coffee during the cherry season. With canned cherries, this cake can also be baked all year round.

TAG24 tells you a simple and classic with step-by-step instructions recipe for a cheesecake with cherries and gives some useful tips on how nothing can go wrong when baking.

Cheesecake with cherries | recipe

To bake a cheesecake with cherries, in addition to the ingredients, you need a frying pan (26 centimeters in diameter), a mixing bowl, a mixer, a grater and a saucepan.

For cooking, the oven can be preheated to 175 degrees top / bottom heat (155 degrees hot air) and the cake tin greased and sprinkled with a little flour.

Cheesecake recipe with cherries | ingredients

For the dough:

  • 300 grams of flour
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 75 grams of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg

For the curd filling:

  • 500 grams of cottage cheese
  • 200 milliliters of whipped cream
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar

To the cherry top:

  • 500 grams of cherries (from a jar)
  • 30 grams of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

By the way: Cherries are rich in minerals and vitamins. They are said to stimulate digestion and can have a positive effect on inflammation, high blood pressure, dementia and gout.

Cheesecake recipe with cherries | preparation

1. Step: For cake base all the ingredients for the dough are first placed in a mixing bowl and kneaded to a smooth mass. Whether you work the dough with your hands or use a mixer is up to you.

2. Step: The dough is now covered with a kitchen towel and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

3. Step: While the dough is resting, the whipped cream can be whipped until it is stiff and also cooled briefly.

4. Step: For curd filling the butter is first mixed with the eggs and sugar to a creamy mass. Then add quark, lemon peel and vanilla sugar and mix well.

5. Step: Now the whipped cream can be lifted carefully under the quark mass.

6. Step: When the dough has rested for 30 minutes, it can be placed on the bottom of the springform pan. If you want, you can also pull up a small edge with dough.

7. Step: The quark filling is now distributed on the dough base and evened out. The cake then goes into the oven to bake for 60 to 70 minutes.

8. Step: For cherry topping the cherries are first poured into a strainer over a saucepan to better collect the juice. Then mix the starch with the sugar and 3 tablespoons of cherry juice until smooth.

9. Step: The remaining juice is now boiled and the starch-sugar mixture is added. Simmer until thickened, stirring constantly.

10 Step: Finally, carefully lift the cherries under the icing.

11. Step: When the cake base with quark filling is done baking, the cherry mixture can be spread on top. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

Cheesecake with cherries: tips and varieties

The quark filling makes the cheesecake light and airy.

The quark filling makes the cheesecake light and airy. © 123rf / cjaman

1. Tips: If you like it even easier, you can spread the cherries directly on the dough base after step 7 and then place the quark filling on top. Steps 9 to 12 are then omitted. When the cake is done baking, you can sprinkle some icing sugar on top.

2. Tips: As an alternative to the quark mix, this cherry cake can also be filled with vanilla pudding.

3. Tips: Of course, fresh cherries can also be used for this cheesecake. These must be washed beforehand and absolutely gutted.

4. Tips: To be sure that the cake is really baked, you should do the so-called chopstick test after about an hour. To do this, punch holes in the dough with a wooden skewer. If leftovers stick to the skewer, the cake should be left in the oven for a while.

5. Tips: If you do not have a springform pan, you can use a baking tray instead. In this case, however, a shorter cooking time should be observed. The chopstick test is also a good idea here.

6. Tips: The cheesecake can also be varied with other fruit as desired. Blueberries, raspberries or strawberries, for example, are super good.

TAG24 wishes you lots of fun, good luck with baking and good appetite!

Cover image: 123rf / annafedorovait

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