Cheesecake with cherries recipe: This is how a charming cheesecake looks

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Cheesecake with cherries recipe: This is how a charming cheesecake looks

By Aline Neissner

For some it is a cheesecake, for others it is a traditional cheesecake. With cherries, be it sweet or sour, it tastes juicy, fruity and fresh.

The cheesecake with cherries is easy to bake and it tastes especially good when chilled.

The cheesecake with cherries is easy to bake and it tastes especially good when chilled. © 123rf / annafedorovait

Whether it’s called cheesecake or cheesecake, it’s still a very delicious cake.

Most importantly, this cheesecake offers so many different options. Almost any fruit, fresh or canned, can be used to cover it, depending on what you like right now.

A piece of cheesecake with fresh cherries does not taste good only with coffee during the cherry season. This cake can also be baked all year round with canned cherries.

The TAG24 tells you the simple and the classic with detailed instructions recipe cheesecake with cherries and gives a few useful tips on how nothing can go wrong when baking.

Cheesecake with cherries recipe

In addition to the ingredients, baking a cheesecake with cherries requires an oven pan (26 cm in diameter), a mixing bowl, a mixer, a grater and a saucepan.

During preparation, the oven can be preheated to 175 degrees from the top / bottom (155 degrees with rotary air) and the cake tin greased and sprinkled with a little flour.

Cheesecake with cherries recipe ingredients

For the dough:

  • 300 grams of flour
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 75 grams of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg

For curd filling:

  • 500 grams of cottage cheese
  • 200 milliliters of whipped cream
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 125 grams of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar

For cherry cover:

  • 500 grams of cherries (jar)
  • 30 grams of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

By the way: Cherries are rich in minerals and vitamins. They are said to stimulate digestion and may have a positive effect on inflammation, high blood pressure, dementia and gout.

Cheesecake with cherries recipe preparation

1. Step: For cake base all the dough ingredients are first placed in a mixing bowl and kneaded into a uniform mass. It is up to you to decide whether to process the dough by hand or use a mixer.

2. Step: Now cover the dough with a kitchen towel and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3. Step: While the dough is resting, the whipped cream can be hardened and placed in the refrigerator for a while.

4. Step: For curd filling or first mixed with eggs and sugar to a creamy mass. Then add the curd, lemon zest and vanilla sugar and mix well.

5. Step: The whipped cream can now be carefully lifted under the load.

6. Step: After resting for 30 minutes, the dough can be placed on the bottom of a resilient mold. If you wish, you can also draw a small edge with the dough.

7. Step: The cream filling is now spread on the bottom of the dough and smoothed evenly. The cake is then baked in the oven for 60-70 minutes.

8. Step: For cherry cover the cherries are first poured over a pot on a sieve to better collect the juice. The starch is then mixed with the sugar and 3 tablespoons of cherry juice until smooth.

9. Step: The remaining juice is now brought to a boil and a starch-sugar mixture is added. The whole thing should stir while stirring until it thickens.

10 Step: Finally, the cherries are carefully lifted under the glaze.

11. Step: When the base of the cake with the cream filling has matured, the cherry mixture can be spread. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

Cheesecake with cherries: tips and variations

The curd filling makes the cheesecake light and fluffy.

The cream filling makes the cheesecake light and fluffy. © 123rf / cjaman

1. Tip: If you like it even easier, after step 7 you can spread the cherries directly on the bottom of the dough and then after the curd filling. Steps 9 through 12 are then skipped. When the cake is cooked, you can sprinkle with icing sugar.

2. Tip: As an alternative to the curd mixture, this cherry cake can also be filled with vanilla pudding.

3. Tip: Of course, fresh cherries can also be used for this cheesecake. They must be washed beforehand and completely gutted.

4. Tip: To make sure that the cake is really baked, a so-called stick test should be done after about an hour. To do this, pierce the dough with a wooden stick. If the residue remains in the rod, the cake should stand in the oven for a while.

5. Tip: If you do not have a spring mold, you can use a baking tray instead. In this case, however, a shorter cooking time should be observed. A chopstick test is also a good idea.

6. Tip: The cheesecake can be varied with other fruits as desired. Super tasty are blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.

TAG24 wishes you a lot of fun, success in baking and good appetite!

Cover photo: 123rf / annafedorovait

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