Semolina Mango Quark Cake

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Quark is a fresh cheese of East European origin. It is soft, white and un-aged similar to fromage frais. It is not the same thing as cream cheese or cottage cheese. Quark is often used in sandwiches, salads, and cheesecake in Germany.

Recipe source: Frießinger Mühle

  • 100 g Sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 300-350 g Canned mango, drained
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 30 g Almond, chopped (optional)
  1. Beat sugar and butter until you until you've got a smooth mixture. Beat in egg yolks until creamy and smooth. Add in quark and lemon juice and stir until well-combined.
  2. Mix semolina, baking powder and baking soda and add to the butter-quark mixture. Whip the egg whites until they are stiff. Fold into the batter. Carefully add in mango.
  3. Spread the batter into an 8-9 inch greased baking tin and sprinkle almonds on top. Bake at 190C/375F for about 45 minutes.

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Palidor 2/10/09 22:08

I've always wanted to try quark, but can't find it around here. The cakes looks delicious! I would never have thought to use semolina to make a cake.

The Duo Dishes 3/10/09 00:11

This cake sounds very good, although we've never seen quark before. Looks sweet and light though. Yum.

Sweta 3/10/09 01:10

I've made a cake with only semolina before- the quark and mangoes will definitely add to the flavor.

Anncoo 3/10/09 03:02

Hello Angies,
Enjoy reading your blog with nice recipes.

the ungourmet 3/10/09 03:05

This is a really nice recipe. It looks moist and delicious! :0)

Donna-FFW 3/10/09 03:17

I adore mango, have never tried it in a cake.. it must be fabulous!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 3/10/09 03:26

I've never tried this quark cheese before, Angie. I bet it's really delicious with the mango and almond flavors. I wish I could taste a slice! Looks lovely. And funny you should ask about Moon - he did lose weight - the Dr. said he was getting too fat! All he wants to do is eat!

♥peachkins♥ 3/10/09 05:45

cheese and mango..mmmm.. absolutely delicious. First time I've heard of quark,though.

Angie's Recipes 3/10/09 07:00

@Palidor: The one I used here is low fat, if you prefer a richer flavour, then the one with 40% fat content would be better.
@The Duo Dishes: Thanks! It's rather light compared with other cakes baked with cream cheese.
@Sweta, Anncoo, Ungourmet, Donna, Chow and Chatter, ♥peachkins♥: Thank you, my dear!
@Reeni: Moon acts exactly like one of my cats, Hermes, he wants food 24/7! We even got a "Slim Cat" ball, and put the food inside, so he has kick the ball the food out each time he wants to eat....a trick to get him move a bit.

petite nyonya 3/10/09 07:32

Good to know abt quark cheese. Don't think I can get it here in S'pore though. I love cakes with semolina as I love that grainy texture eating it. Mango adds flavor, aroma & sweetness. This is a really nice cake recipe, Angie!

Dajana 3/10/09 09:36

That's such a lovely and simple recipe. Luckily, i can get quark cheese here in Italy (we have the Lidl chain stores around). I guess it would be good with similar fruit, too.

Happy cook 3/10/09 11:24

Love the id adding mangoes in the cake and this cake looks so so goo.

Ivy 3/10/09 12:07

I have never eaten quark before but from the description it reminds me of Greek anthotyro, which we use in cakes. Must be great with the addition of mango.

Katy ~ 3/10/09 14:12

Yummm... I can imagine how delicious cheese and mango are together. A happy partnership I am sure!

girlichef 3/10/09 15:06

I think I need to make some quark! This looks so moist and delicious :D

lululu 3/10/09 23:14

cheese and mango!!!! in this gorgeous cake! i'm so dying now!

lisaiscooking 4/10/09 00:49

This sounds so good with the semolina and mango!

Lavanya Siva 4/10/09 02:20

HOooooooo what a lovely cake, must taste great........The cake looks perfect.

doggybloggy 4/10/09 03:07

I am with the committee to make quark - I have heard of it I have had it now I want it - this cake looks so moist and tasty!

Anonymous 4/10/09 07:00

Wow! What a great, awesome, savory recipe...This is PERFECTLY my kind of cake! With semolina (LOVE the grittiness) and quark (LOVE the tangyness)!!

Beachlover 4/10/09 07:12

this cake sound interesting but never try it yet! bet it's taste creamy and chessy!

The Little Teochew 4/10/09 07:20

Happy 中秋节 to you and all at home :) This is the first time I've heard of Quark ... I learn so much from you! This cake looks amazingly light for a cheesecake.

nora@ffr 4/10/09 11:08

mango and almond is a great combo angie!! cake looks pretty and i shud try to get quark cheese sometime sooner :) bet the cake sound rili delish

Kitchen Butterfly 4/10/09 12:23

I'v never cooked with semolina....interesting. I love mango cakes though have never really made them myself.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 4/10/09 15:30

Hi Angie, I came over to tell you how cute Hermes is! He reminds me of Moon a little bit. He looks so sweet and lovable. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I guess our kitties have little piglets inside them making them hungry all day!

Sophie 4/10/09 16:15

I so love quark!! This quark tarte looks fantastic!! Very tasty!!!

Abhilash 4/10/09 16:22

mmm.... this is worth eating...

Completely suitable for my birthday party... Did I tell you that tomorrow is my birthday... You can parcel this as a gift :D

Velva 5/10/09 01:23

I learned something new today! I had no idea what quark was and now I do. Great blog post! Great cheese too. I know that I would enjoy this cake.

Anonymous 5/10/09 11:13

I love quark cake every since I have tried it in Holland. Mango + quark for the win!! I still can't find quark in Australia. Hopefully it will be easily available soon and I will defintely try my hands on this cake.

My Little Space 5/10/09 14:22

Perfect combo! Has been busy for the past whole week and finally can spend some time in visiting blogger buddies. It's about mango season over here. Must try this with cream cheese! Can't find quark here! By the way, great to hear that you received some goodies from home. Must be jumping with joy..he he!Cheers.

Selba 5/10/09 15:01

My mom loves to use quark :)

Yummy.. I will share this recipe to my mom.

Vrinda 5/10/09 15:08

Semolina and mango,my fav ingredients..but never tried cake with these,looks yum,will giv it a try,thanx for sharing Angie...

Anonymous 5/10/09 15:13

This cake sounds fantastic! I love the addition of mango! Never tried quark, need to try for sure!

Erica 5/10/09 15:39

I love mango! This cake sounds very interesting and delicious.


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