German Kasekuchen

Recipe by _Pixie_
READY IN:
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • CRUST: In a large mixing bowl, blend all the ingredients, cutting in the butter and working the mixture with your hands until it is well mixed and workable.
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  • Use one half to line the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan, the other half to line the sides of the pan.
  • Either roll out the dough or press it in with your fingers.
  • Chill before filling.
  • CHEESECAKE: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Press the cottage cheese through a sieve.
  • Combine the cornstarch and the baking soda and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cottage cheese with the sugar, eggs, lemon rind and vanilla.
  • Beat until very smooth.
  • Add the dry mixture to the cheese and blend well.
  • Stir in the sour cream and raisins.
  • Pour the cheese mixture into the prepared crust and bake for one hour, or until done.
  • The center will remain soft.
  • Turn off the oven and prop the door open.
  • Allow the cake to cool to room temperature.
  • Serve at room temperature as well.
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