Saturday, 21 June 2014

Rahmkuchen (Cream Cheese Cake)

A cream cheese cake which is normally sold in bakeries all over Germany.  The filling is made up of Quark, fresh cream, Schmand, eggs, sugar and Sahne (cream) pudding powder.  Recipe courtesy of my sister-in-law.

Crust Ingredients:
200g flour
100g sugar
100g butter
1 egg

Filling Ingredients:
250 g Quark (if outside Germany, ask for 20% fat in any german supermarkets)
2 cups (200 g each) Schmand (available in any german supermarkets or can be substituted with Crème Fraîche)
2 eggs
180 g sugar
200 g fresh cream
1 pkt (37 g) Sahne (cream) pudding powder

Knead all the crust ingredients together and form into dough on flat surface.  Line a lightly buttered 26 cm diameter cake tin (with loose bottom) with dough with the edges halfway up the sides.  Place cake tin on cold oven rack.

In a bowl, add all filling ingredients and whisk until smooth with no lumps.

Pour into cake tin and get rid of bubbles by using a scraper.

Bake in a preheated fan oven at 160° C for about 55 minutes.  If the filling starts to rise, open the oven door and place a wooden spoon in-between the door and the oven. This is to ensure that the filling does not crack.  Once done, remove from oven and leave to cool down completely before removing cake from cake tin.

Bon Appetit!


  1. A pity that we don't have quark in Singapore. I love eating this when I was in Germany.

    1. Edith, you can buy Quark and Schmand at the German Market Place (tel: 6466 4044). I suggest that you call first to reserve before collection.