Cottage Cheese Cake

cottage cheese cake

Cottage Cheese Cake

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This is a recipe for a rich, moist and creamy cheese cake that my family has been making for years. It's perfect for Easter or any time of year.
Servings: 8
Calories: 635

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup fine rusk crumbs
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 lb cottage cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream

strawberry topping

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp grated orange rind
  • 3 cups whole strawberries

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly butter a 9 inch (23 cm) spring-form pan.
  • Combine rusk crumbs, melted butter, 3 tbsp sugar and cinnamon. Press evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Press cottage cheese through a sieve into mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  • Mix flour and 1 cup (250 ml) sugar and beat into cheese mixture. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice and vanilla. Whip cream and fold in. Pour on crust in the spring-form pan.
  • Bake about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until set. Cool in pan, then chill. Top with Strawberry Topping. Chill again.
  • strawberry topping
  • Whirl the 2 cups (500 ml) strawberries in the blender or press through a sieve to make a puree.
  • Combine cornstarch and sugar in saucepan. Stir in strawberry purée, orange juice and orange rind.
  • Set over high heat and cook until thick and clear, stirring constantly. Turn down heat and cook and stir 1 minute. Cool slightly.
  • Top cheesecake with whole berries. Spoon warm mixture over berries.
Calories: 635 kcal
Carbohydrates: 87 g
Protein: 20 g
Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 174 mg
Sodium: 602 mg
Potassium: 378 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 64 g
Vitamin A: 909 IU
Vitamin C: 61 mg
Calcium: 177 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Ingredients Cheese, Cottage
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