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Ricotta Quark Cake

with Sour Cherries
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(13 votes)
Ricotta Quark Cake

Ricotta Quark Cake - Easy, tasty and low calorie cheesecake

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Health Score:
Health Score
6,8 / 10
20 min.
ready in 2 h.
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Nutritional values

Cheesecake does not only taste good with curd cheese: the ricotta provides a mild to spicy note and contains a lot of protein and magnesium, which is involved in muscle building and metabolism. The sour cherries provide the fruity and sour taste and the antioxidants contained protect against cell aging.

In late summer, the season for sour cherries, it is of course worth baking the cake with fresh fruit. Outside the season, you are welcome to reach for organic sour cherries in a glass. They are a good alternative, as they usually do not contain added sugar.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie234 kcal(11 %)
Protein10 g(10 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates32 g(21 %)
Sugar added19 g(76 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2.3 mg(19 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate27 μg(9 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin8.2 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium141 mg(4 %)
Calcium106 mg(11 %)
Magnesium17 mg(6 %)
Iron1 mg(7 %)
Iodine7 μg(4 %)
Zinc1.2 mg(15 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.3 g
Uric acid18 mg
Cholesterol106 mg
Development of this recipe:


14 ounces
sour cherries (from a jar, pitted)
1 pinch
4 ounces
1 pinch
½ teaspoon
ground Cinnamon
9 ounces
4 ounces
3 ounces
2 teaspoons
Powdered sugar (about 10 grams)

Kitchen utensils

1 Sieve, 1 Fine grater, 1 Kitchen scale, 1 Mixing bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Dough scraper, 1 Springform pan (20 cm diameter), 1 Parchment paper, 1 Wire rack, 1 Tea strainer

Preparation steps

Ricotta Quark Cake preparation step 1

Drain the juice from the sour cherries in a sieve over a bowl (save the juice for another use). 

Ricotta Quark Cake preparation step 2

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate peel.

Ricotta Quark Cake preparation step 3

Beat eggs with 1 pinch of salt, sugar and 1 tablespoon of hot water until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. 

Ricotta Quark Cake preparation step 4

Add lemon peel, vanilla sugar and cinnamon to the eggs and stir. Add the ricotta, quark and semolina. Stir briefly with a hand mixer and fold in the cherries. 

Ricotta Quark Cake preparation step 5

Line a 20 cm (approximately 8-inch) diameter springform pan with parchment paper. Fill pan with batter and smooth surface. Bake the cake in a preheated oven on the middle rack at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) for about 45 minutes.

Ricotta Quark Cake preparation step 6

Remove cake from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove springform edge and let cake cool completely. Before serving, place powdered sugar in a tea strainer and sprinkle over the cake.