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Quince Cake

with Yogurt Cream
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Quince Cake

Quince Cake - Ideally made in autumn, when the ripe fruits release their distinctive fragrance

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Health Score:
52 / 100
1 hr 15 min.
ready in 4 h.
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Nutritional values

Quinces contain a lot of pectin, a kind of "cleaning crew" for the digestive tract. It swells up in the stomach so that the feeling of hunger quickly subsides, transports pollutants from the intestines and stimulates digestion. It also has a cholesterol-lowering effect.

Quinces are not offered everywhere. If you don't get any, you can also prepare the quince tart with apples or pears (these only take 5 minutes to cook). Both also contain plenty of pectin, but not quite as much as quinces. If you are a fan of quinces, then take a look at our cookbook about the autumn fruit. From sweet to hearty recipes you will find what your heart desires.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie197 cal.(9 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates33 g(22 %)
Sugar added15 g(60 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.6 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate27 μg(9 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin7.9 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C7 mg(7 %)
Potassium269 mg(7 %)
Calcium74 mg(7 %)
Magnesium22 mg(7 %)
Iron1.3 mg(9 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.1 g
Uric acid29 mg
Cholesterol80 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 eggs
1 pinch salt
4 Tbsps sugar
2 ozs Pastry flour
2 ozs cornstarch
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 lbs Quince
1 Vanilla bean
½ lemon
¾ cup Apple syrup
¾ cup Apple juice
2 pinches clear Pie glaze (or melted apricot jam)
2 sheets gelatin
11 ozs Sour cream
7 ozs Yogurt (low-fat)
liquid Sweetener (to taste)
ground cinnamon (to taste)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 deep bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 2 Bowls, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Springform pan (24 cm diameter), 1 Parchment paper, 1 Wire rack, 1 Peeler, 1 Large knife, 1 Pot, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Small pot, 1 Cutting board, 1 Tea strainer

Preparation steps

Quince Cake preparation step 1

Separate the eggs. Combine egg whites, salt and 2 tablespoons sugar in a tall vessel. Beat with a hand mixer until stiff.

Quince Cake preparation step 2

Whisk yolks with remaining sugar and 3 tablespoons of hot water  in a bowl until frothy, about 4 minutes.

Quince Cake preparation step 3

Place flour, cornstarch and cocoa in a fine sieve and sift into a second bowl. Alternately mix flour mixture and egg whites into  the egg-yolk cream until combined.

Quince Cake preparation step 4

Line a springform pan (9" in diameter) with parchment paper. Pour in batter and smooth the surface. Bake on the second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 400°F until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.

Quince Cake preparation step 5

Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Loosen the side of the pan. 

Quince Cake preparation step 6

Peel quince, cut into quarters, remove seeds and cut quince into thin slices. Place quince in a pot.

Quince Cake preparation step 7

Halve vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. 2 Squeeze tablespoons juice from lemon.

Quince Cake preparation step 8

Combine vanilla and lemon juice with apple juice and add to the quince. Bring to a boil and cook over low heat until quince is tender, about 10 minutes.

Quince Cake preparation step 9

Drain quince well in a sieve (reserving the juice) and place on the cake.

Quince Cake preparation step 10

Prepare the pie glaze with the cooking liquid and water according to package instructions (or combine melted apricot jam with cooking liquid). Pour over top of the cake and chill.

Quince Cake preparation step 11

Soak the gelatin in cold water for about 5 minutes. Mix quark with yogurt until smooth. Add sweetener to taste and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Quince Cake preparation step 12

Dissolve the softened gelatin in a small pot over low heat while stirring.

Quince Cake preparation step 13

Add approximately 1/3 of the yogurt mixture to the warm gelatin and stir, then add the remaining mixture and stir again.

Quince Cake preparation step 14

Spread the yogurt cream over top of cake and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.

Quince Cake preparation step 15

To serve, remove the side of the pan and put the cake on a plate. Dust with cinnamon just before serving.