Sunday, 13 October 2013

Very easy cheesecake

This cheesecake is one of my favorites because it is very easy to make you just can't make anything wrong and it is simply delicious! It's fluffy texture and vanilla flavor will just make you want to repeat it! The best thing about this cheesecake is that it is low in calories because I am using a low fat cheese, no mascarpone or cream is needed to make it taste so good! Try and let me know if you liked it?


For the bottom:
  • 300g cookies (I use Digestives but you can use butter biscuits or any others that you like)
  • 60g dark chocolate - optional
  • 50g butter
This time I also added a handful of chopped almonds but this is totally up to you...

(to make the cheesecake even more "light" you can skip the biscuit bottom and just prepare a plain cheesecake)

For the cake:
  • 1kg of low fat or semi fat cheese, I use the low fat "quark"
  • 6 eggs
  • 300 g sugar
  • 2 instant vanilla puddings
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar (16g) or a teaspoon of vanilla essence

Preheat your oven to 175ºC and prepare a 22-25cm round tin.
For the cookies bottom. Crumble the cookies, add melted chocolate and melted butter and mix everything together. Pour your cookies mixture and with a spoon or with you opened hand press on the cookies until you get a flat surface. 

For the cheesecake. Separate the yolks from the eggwhites in two seperate mixing bowls. Add sugar and vanilla sugar to the yolks and whisk until pale. Little by little start adding the quark and keep whisking untill all ingredients combine. When you are finish with the quark add the instant puddings and whisk again. Now take the bowl with the egg whites and whisk until you get a soft white foam. Gently combine the foam with the quark mixture and pour into the tin. Bake first 15 min in 180ºC and then 60min in 150ºC . If you notice that during baking the cheesecake gets a dark color just put down the temperature to 120ºC and bake additional 10-15min. 
Switch off the owen and leave the cake inside for about 30min then take out too cool down completely. After that you just have to enjoy it :) 

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