What's your favorite cheesecake crust

Simply the best! Classic cheesecake!

Easy and quick cake recipe. Our classic cheesecake that is a thousand beautiful will make your heart beat faster. With or without a love of raisins. Delicious, creamy and quick to make. Guaranteed and well-tested recipe.

I don't know a single person who doesn't like cheesecake.

That is surely simply because it is incredibly tasty. So much for the short version. I don't know a single person who doesn't like cheesecake, but not necessarily the way I love it, or Papi Tausendschön or Mr Tausendschön or my dearest in-laws in the far north and and and ...

Raisins are one of my little problems with these great pastries. I have to admit, problems on a very high and tasty level, but a problem for me. I don't have to have it now - but Papi Tausendschön does. My cheesecake can also be a little taller - the rest of the family prefers the lower version. For me it shouldn't taste too lemony either. I love lemons, but not too much of them in, exactly, cheesecake - Mr. Tausendschön likes it a little bit sour.

The mass has to be a bit firmer, not too fluffy or too creamy. The base needs to have just the right, firm, buttery consistency for a great cheesecake recipe with shortcrust pastry - the whole family agrees on that.

If everything fits, that's exactly mine

Classic cheesecake that is so beautiful

That's how I love him, that's how I like him, that's how I make him. Mostly!

It is of course not the case that I do not eat it at all if there are raisins in it or the other properties do not meet my requirements. Then it just depends on who made it. I am well brought up because there is the traditional story of Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates.

She is said to have trampled a cheesecake during one of her legendary outbursts of anger. Socrates responded with the words: "... she would no longer have a share in the cake". Which would clarify why little cats are often referred to as Xanthippe. What a shame about the cheesecake!

If you are also looking for other great recipe ideas, then we can recommend our evergreen Grandma K’s Cherry Plotzer, the great gluten-free cheesecake or a wonderful Swabian plum cake. Or you just search yourself.

Classic cheesecake recipe



  • 150 grams of flour
  • 100 g cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 80 g powdered sugar


  • 500 g low-fat quark
  • 250 g quark 40%
  • 125 g sour cream
  • 6 eggs
  • 200 g of sugar
  • some lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 70 g soft butter


  • For the shortcrust pastry, quickly knead all the ingredients into a smooth dough. Wrap up and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • For the cheese mass, separate the eggs and beat the egg white with a pinch of salt to form the egg whites and chill.
  • Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until creamy (approx. 5 minutes) and add the softened butter. Mix well so that there are as few lumps as possible in the dough. Briefly fold in the remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Fold in the egg whites with the whisk.
  • Preheat the oven to 175C (top / bottom heat). Take the shortcrust pastry out of the refrigerator and roll it out on a floured work surface.
  • Grease the springform pan and additionally flour the edges. Put the shortcrust pastry on the base (I usually make cheesecakes without a rim) and pour the cheese mixture on top.
  • Place a bowl of water on the bottom of the oven and bake the cake on the middle rack for about 75 minutes (if it browns too quickly, cover with aluminum foil)
  • Switch off the oven and open the oven door slightly. Let the cake cool down slowly. Take out and let cool completely.
/Keywords:Cheesecake, tradition