Recipe - european cheesecake

European Cheesecake


  • 1kg quark (quite hard to get at in the UK, I must admit) (Available in larger Tesco stores, if you're having problems finding it)
  • 125g butter
  • 325g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • One tbl/s baking powder (where I live, you can get wee satchets of these)
  • One tbl/s vanilla sugar (ditto)
  • One satchet vanilla pudding powder
  • 2 tbl/s semolina
  • One lemon, grated, and it's juice


Basically, you add each ingredient bit by bit and use an electric mixer to mix it all up in one big bowl.

Pour into a (round) baking tin (about 20" diameter) and bake on Gas Mark 4 for around 90 mins.

Mixture will raise a lot, and then when you take it out to cool, collapse into itself - that's normal.

Oh, and don't worry if it's still very wobbly in the middle, it's supposed to be like that, it'll solidify and create a very moist cake... delicious.