Passover Cottage Cheese Cake

Recipe by coconutty
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • Set oven rack at middle of oven; preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Prepare the crust:.
  • In a small bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add matzo meal, sugar and cinnamon; beat until it resembles coarse meal. Add wine, blend just until it holds together.
  • Press onto bottom (and partly up the sides) of an ungreased 8 inch springform pan.
  • Prepare the filling:.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cottage cheese and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in sugar. Add sour cream, potato starch, rind and vanilla; beat until combined well.
  • In a separate bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until they just hold stiff peaks.
  • Stir ½ cup of the beaten egg whites into the cheese mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites gently but thoroughly.
  • Pour on top of prepared crust.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven; let cake cool in oven with door slightly open.
  • Chill in the pan at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Run a thin knife around edge of pan; remove side of pan.