Raspberry Quark Cake

Raspberry Quark Cake - The Cheese Shark

Quark makes a very light cake and goes perfectly with any fruit or berries. This cake has a baked crust, and a non baked filling. Alternatively, you can use a ready bake or frozen pie crust. If you don’t have any quark you can use Greek yogurt, a Bulgarian style yogurt, or Skyr.  To learn how to make quark at home yourself click here.

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Raspberry Quark Cake

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup of all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • Lemon peel of half a lemon
  • 1/2  a cup of butter or margarine cut into chunks
  • 1/2  a cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of cream

Procedure for Homemade Crust:

  • Combine flour, salt, sugar, lemon peel, and butter chunks. Mix with your hands while rubbing the butter pieces into the flour.
  • Beat the egg into the cream.
  • Mix the egg/ cream mixture into the dough. Briefly mix with your hands.
  • Refrigerate for half an hour.
  • Grease your pie dish.
  • Place the dough between plastic or food wrap. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to the size of a 10 inch circle (9 inches plus 1 inch rim). Using your pie dish, place the dough inside while creating your 1 inch crust rim. 
  • Using a fork, poke holes into the bottom.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 220 C/ 430 F.
Raspberry Quark Cake - The Cheese Shark

Homemade crust inside pie dish.

Ready bake pie crust

Ingredients for the filling:

  •  1 1/2 cups (400 g/ 14 oz) of quark or thick yogurt.
  • 2 egg yolks.
  • 2 egg-whites, beaten until stiff peaks form.
  • ¾ cup of icing sugar.
  • 2 1/2 cups of raspberries, preferably fresh, but frozen works as well.
  • Juice of one lemon.
  • 2 1/2 tsp of gelatin (usually one pouch of gelatin), and follow instructions to dissolve.
  • ¾ cup of whipping cream, beaten until stiff peaks form.
Raspberry Quark Cake - The Cheese Shark
Raspberry Quark Cake - The Cheese Shark

Procedure to make the filling:

  • Mix quark, egg yolk, and icing sugar.
  • Using a food blender, puree the raspberries with the lemon juice.
  • Mix raspberry puree with the quark mix.
  • Prepare gelatin according to the instructions and mix into the raspberry puree/ quark mix.
  • Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, mix the whipped cream and the whipped egg-white into the quark mix.
  • Pour the mix into the cooled pie shell.
  • Refrigerate the cake for 3 hours or until firm.
  • Decorate with berries and serve chilled.
Raspberry Quark Cake - The Cheese Shark

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