If there was a ‘worlds ugliest cake’ competition, this will win, hands down. Photos like this shouldn't even be allowed on the internet. I guess you would never guess that this is a cheesecake. It looks more like something that came from outer space. But it tastes good.
The recipe uses quark instead of cream cheese. The quark I used had 0.3% fat, so it’s a relatively low fat dessert. It also uses semolina instead of regular flour. You can see the semolina grains in the photo below.
Source: Enjoy Your Cooking
680 grams (1½ lb) quark (fresh farmers cheese)
4 eggs, separated
100 grams (3½ oz) of butter, melted
¾ cup of sugar
2 tablespoons semolina
Juice of half a small lemon
½ teaspoon of vanilla sugar
1. Heat oven to 190°C/375°F
2. Beat egg whites until it doubles in volume. Slowly add half of the sugar and keep beating the egg whites until sugar has dissolved.
3. In a separate bowl mix together egg yolks and the rest of the sugar until the sugar has dissolved
4. Add quark to the egg yolk mixture and mix well.
5. Add the rest of the ingredients except the egg whites to the egg yolk mixture and mix well.
6. Fold in the egg white mixture and add to a greased baking pan
7. Bake at 190°C/375°F for 15 minutes
8. Reduce the temperature to 175°C/350°F and bake for a further 45 minutes
9. Turn the heat off and let cake cool down till room temperature inside the oven. Don’t open the oven. Once cooled, remove cake from the baking pan and refrigerate.