German cheesecake (käsekuchen)

The mother of all cheesecakes!

"This German cheesecake recipe is lighter and fluffier than the traditional American cheesecake that tends to be quite rich and dense!"



Total time: 205 minutes

Prep time: 30 minutes, Cook time: 55 minutes, Rest time: 120 minutes

Ingredients for 6 people

1 pie crust dough

2.25 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese

0.8 cup crème fraîche or sour cream

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

2.5 tbsp flour

1 pincée salt

0.6 cup raisins that have been soaked for more than an hour in rum (optional)


Step 1/3

Roll out the dough and place it in a pie pan. Bake at 350 °F for 10 minutes.

Step 2/3

Meanwhile, mix the ricotta cheese with the sugar, salt, and sifted flour. Mix in the crème fraîche and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer to obtain a smooth and homogeneous texture (add in the marinated raisins if you want this variation of the recipe).

Step 3/3

Pour the mixture over the dough and bake for 45 minutes at 350 °F. Let cool and serve chilled.

Chefclub's Tips & Hacks

You can accompany your cake with a quick homemade red fruit coulis! Mix 4 cups of a mixture of red fruits (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants...) with 2 tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice, until you get a smooth coulis. Keep chilled until you are ready to use it on the cake!