Grated Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by ellie3763

from the blog "zoom yummy" - http://zoomyummy.com/2009/10/19/grated-cheesecake/

Top Review by Aurorarae

I can vouch for Petra's recipe 110%. It is actually a Polish recipe which I had misplaced and could not remember it's Polish name. Having searched the net for ages, I quite by accident stumbled across it @ Zoom Yummy. To make a lighter, creamy version I use half cream cheese and half ricotta and replace vanilla bean paste for the vanilla essence. I did inform Petra that I had made these changes and she said that she would also try them the next time she made it.

My friends, do yourself (2) favours and make this special occasion desert (or for no reason at all except to indulge yourself) it deserves its 5 star rating and visit Petra's blog.

Warm regards

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 F (176 C).
  2. Grease and flour a springform pan.
  3. In a larger bowl mix the flour and the baking powder.
  4. Add the butter, cocoa powder, sugar and milk.
  5. Using hands form a firm ball. Place the dough ball into a fridge for at least 1/2 hour (it gets firmer when cooled).
  6. In a bowl of your electric mixer place the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, lemon zest, vanilla sugar and the corn starch. Beat on medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes).
  7. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until the mixture holds stiff peaks.
  8. Mix the cream cheese mixture with the whipped egg whites gently.
  9. Remove the dough from the fridge. Cut it in two halves.
  10. Grate the first half of the dough in the pan. Spread the cheese filling over the dough evenly. Grate the second half of the dough over the top.
  11. Bake for about 45-50 minutes until middle is set but still wobbles slightly when moved.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

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