Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a very yummy and easy to make warm dessert, which can be served as a main dish as well. The batter resembles a cheesecake, but is not as solid. Accompany with vanilla ice-cream or custard for that extra twist. =) This recipe comes from a famous German chef called Tim Mälzer, who is sometimes referred to as the German Jamie Oliver. I only substituted cherries for the gooseberries he uses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 °C.
  2. Divide the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff.
  3. In a second bowl cream the butter and the sugars. Add the egg yolks one by one.
  4. Blend in semolina and ricotta cheese. Fold in egg whites carefully.
  5. Pour batter into 3 greased baking tins of approximately 12 cm in diameter (I used stoneware).
  6. Arrange cherries (if using canned ones please remember to drain well) and amarettini on top.
  7. Bake for approximately 35 mins and enjoy. =).
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Believe it or not, my first 3 'birthday cakes' that I can remember were actually cherry pies, so cherries are a particular favorite of mine! I really enjoyed both making & eating this dessert ~ ABSOLUTELY GREAT in every way! I did use canned cherries but now want to try it at the peak of the cherry season with great-tasting fresh ones! I served this with some frozen vanilla yogurt ~ WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one ofmy Vegetarian swapmates in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap #7]