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German Cheesecake

German Cheesecake

This is a classic German cheesecake with a light and fresh taste.
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 360kcal
Author Our Gabled Home


  • 4-6 whole eggs
  • ½ cup oil I prefer avocado oil
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 whole lemon (juice and zest) choose organic if you can
  • 3 tsp vanilla sugar or 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 heaping TBSP potato starch or 3 TBSP corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 cups quark click here how to make your own: https://www.ourgabledhome.com/how-to-make-german-quark/


  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  • Gather all you ingredients.
  • Separate the eggs, keeping the eggs whites separate and adding the egg yolks to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the oil, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice, vanilla sugar, potato starch, baking powder, and quark to the same bowl.
  • Using a handheld mixer (or your KitchenAid) beat the egg whites very stiff.
  • Mix the ingredients in the large bowl until well incorporated.
  • Gently fold the eggs whites into the cheesecake batter.
  • Line a 10" springform pan with parchment paper. Using a brush, oil the sides of the springform pan.
  • Pour the entire cheesecake batter into the oiled and lined springform pan. You can shake it gently so it flattens out.
  • Bake the cheesecake for 90 mins until gold-brown and until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  • Let cool. While you can enjoy this cheesecake immediately, I highly recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator overnight for a better flavor and consistency.
    How to make German Cheesecake