Crustless Protein Quark Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce

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Crustless, refined sugar-free, and skinny cheesecake made with German Quark cheese, yoghurt, and vanilla flavoured protein powder, then sweetened with honey and bananas and dressed up with a simple blueberry sauce which was beautiful on the cake. A delicious low-carb cheesecake that you can enjoy guilt-free.

CheesecakeBlueberry Sauce
  • 500 g 0.2% Magerquark
  • 200 g 1.5% Plain yoghurt
  • 70 g Whey vanilla protein powder
  • 3 Large egg whites
  • 2 Large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 400 g Fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp Honey
  1. Preheat the oven 150C/300F. Line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Blend all the cheesecake ingredients until well combined. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake in the middle of hot oven for an hour. Turn the oven off and leave cheesecake in oven, with door ajar, for an hour or until center is completely set. Then remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Chill the cheesecake at least 4 hours before serving.
  2. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, add blueberries, lemon juice and honey. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Slide a small knife around edges of cake to loosen it and remove transfer to a cake plate. Garnish with some more blueberries and spoon the sauce over. | © 2013 | | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 31/8/13 16:35

Crustless cheesecake, I love it! Blueberries always save the day, they're so versatile. Gorgeous Angie!

QembarDelites 31/8/13 17:33

Lovely creation, a real bonus it being so healthy, would love to have a slice!:D

Terra 31/8/13 18:18

I can't take my eyes away from your gorgeous pics! Your cheesecake sounds amazing! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

Rosa's Yummy Yums 31/8/13 18:38

Exquisite! Quark is such a great cheese. I love to use it when baking.



Vimitha Durai 31/8/13 19:01

Wat an awesome cheesecake... would love to have a bite

violeta pasat 31/8/13 19:05

Here smells like summer :)actually the last day of the summer:(...Angie,you cheesecake looks really good especially top with the overflow blueberry sauce.yummy!

Ely 31/8/13 19:53

This is a soft, wonderful, sweet and lovable dreeeeaaaammm!! :D <3 Congratulations, it's really marvellous!

Ivy 31/8/13 19:59

Oh it looks so beautiful and it's making me drooooool!

Rosita Vargas 31/8/13 20:04

OMG es realmente impresionante muy bello y delicioso buen trabajo Angie,hugs,hugs.

Finla 31/8/13 20:14

wowo looks so beautiful and so yumm.

Reni 31/8/13 20:51

This looks super tempting ! gorgeous clicks !

Monica 31/8/13 21:18

Now THAT is a cheesecake! Wow - and guilt-free you said? Very impressive. : )

[Reply] 31/8/13 21:46

Holly scraps this sure looks awesome. Bananas to sweetened this is just perfect. I need to try this for sure soon so I will pin it as a reminder :-)

[Reply] 31/8/13 21:49

By the way can I made this with low fat cream cheese? Where would I be able to find the cheese you used?

mis chucherias 31/8/13 22:41

wowwww I whant a piece 😊

jasna varcakovic 1/9/13 00:54

Delicious and gilt free desert; you combine the best in food!

Veronica 1/9/13 01:09

Beautiful cheesecake. The color is awesome.

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 1/9/13 01:10

Angie, this is such a nice cheesecake fitting for the Spring!

Velva 1/9/13 01:11

This would be gone in a flash! Can "skinny" and "cheesecake" be used in the same sentence (laugh).

Love it.

Delectably Green 1/9/13 02:54

Absolutely beautiful - and skinny! wonderful
Mary x

Hannah 1/9/13 03:19

Simply gorgeous! I especially love how colorful the photos are. Everything is so fresh and vibrant, I can't imagine that it would be anything but utterly delicious.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 1/9/13 04:12

You'd never guess this was a healthy version of cheesecake...I'd happily eat an extra big slice :) Gorgeous, too!!!

Angie's Recipes 1/9/13 05:33 Sure! Low fat cheese works just as great. For German Quark cheese you might have to check wholefood stores or German deli.

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 1/9/13 09:00

Love this beautiful cheesecake Angie! And you photographed it beautifully. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! :)

Lite Home Bake 1/9/13 10:27

This looks so delicious and pretty! Love how tall, smooth and fine the cake is :)

Anonymous 1/9/13 10:34

As always, you created a beautiful creation, Angie! I also love that this cheesecake isn't that rich but rather really healthy! :) I am a big fan of quark! ;)

Georgous, fabulous & waw! xxx

Lenia 1/9/13 11:44

This is awesome!Delicious and healthy!
Happy autumn!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 1/9/13 11:58

I saw this on facebook and simply died, it looks so delicious :D


inês do crasto 1/9/13 11:59

Gorgeous, and I love quark cheese cheesecakes ;)

Susan 1/9/13 13:17

I have never heard of Quark cheese...wonder if we can get it here. A low carb cheesecake that looks decadent is just what I need after doing all this unpacking! XOXO

great-secret-of-life 1/9/13 13:41

So tempting and tempting cake.. Quark Cheese is new to me..

Vicki Bensinger 1/9/13 14:33

Angie your cheesecake is beautiful. I've never had quark before, what does it taste like or similar to?

Most of the cheesecakes I make are crust less as well. I'm excited to try your healthy version of cheesecake. It looks awesome!

Helene Dsouza 1/9/13 15:41

Angie your quark cheesecake looks so incredible with the blueberries as topping. You might have to make this one for me once. =)

Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 1/9/13 15:41

Wow! So beautiful! And healthy too!

Esther Lau 1/9/13 16:26

Wow! very impressive healthy cheesecake and lovely blueberries topping!!!!

Amelia 1/9/13 17:18

Hi Angie, gorgeous cheesecake. Love the blueberry and lovely presentation.

Have a fun weekend.

Angie's Recipes 1/9/13 17:48

@Vicki Bensinger Quark is a very common fresh cheese in Germany. It is a mild creamy cheese without the sour taste of yogurt. It usually has much lower fat content than cream cheeses and has no salt added.

Koko 1/9/13 20:29

Wow! I would never in a million years guess that this beautiful cheesecake could be 'skinny' or a healthier version. It looks wonderful!

The Yum List 2/9/13 04:43

That blueberry topping looks divine.

Kalyan Panja 2/9/13 07:20

Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

Unknown 2/9/13 09:25

I have never heard of this special German cheese... your cheesecake looks totally decadent and the best part is its so healthy!

Kathy 2/9/13 12:53

Your cheese cake is simply gorgeous, Angie! And it looks so mouthwatering! I wish I could dive in! Love the blueberry topping!
I have never had quark. I’ve never even seen it in our grocery stores. Is it similar to cream cheese?

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 2/9/13 13:02

Your cheesecake is gorgeous Angie. It's so beautiful that it's hard to believe it's healthy. I'm loving it!

Angie's Recipes 2/9/13 13:48

@Kathy Yes, it's a type of fresh cheese with very low fat content.

Soni 2/9/13 14:29

These look gorgeous!!I love the light and skinny cheesecake that can be enjoyed without guilt and that blueberry sauce looks amazing!!

My Kitchen Stories. 2/9/13 15:00

How totally showstopping Angie and probably pretty healthy too!

My Kitchen Stories. 2/9/13 15:01

How totally showstopping Angie and probably pretty healthy too!

Erica 2/9/13 15:09

Healthy and delicious,Angie!Love this recipe!

This Life Of Bliss 2/9/13 18:32

Ok, this made me drule. But I'd never heard of magerquark, had to read up on it.

Priya Suresh 2/9/13 18:41

Wat a gorgeous,elegant and fantastic cheesecake, makes me drool..

grace 2/9/13 20:18

i've never baked or cooked with quark, but this is stunning!

Mr. & Mrs. P 2/9/13 22:19

This cheesecake is so beautiful!!! Who wouldnt love this???

Unknown 2/9/13 22:28

Why didn't I see this on Saturday, I would have baked it over the weekend...Can I tell you how good this looks and I can't wait to take a bite of it.

Alida 3/9/13 00:10

This is an amazing fresh and summery cake! I love blueberries, so good for you too!

Norma Chang 3/9/13 00:13

I too love the toppings, a beautiful cheesecake that is low carb and guilt free, I would love 2 slices, still low carb?

Pam 3/9/13 00:46

It looks tasty and so pretty too.

Viviane Bauquet Farre 3/9/13 02:32

Oh my, Angie... This is cake is lovely! The Quark cheese makes it so much lighter than cream cheese. Love the blueberries too!

Sue 3/9/13 03:27

Ack! Your cheesecake is STUNNING, Angie!

Catherine 3/9/13 03:32

Dear Angie, What a beautiful post. The photos look beautiful. I am sure this taste as beautiful as it looks. Blessings dearest and lots of hugs, Catherine xo

mjskit 3/9/13 06:19

A beautiful cheesecake! Almost too pretty to eat - almost.

Ana Regalado 3/9/13 07:40

Angie , your quark cheesecake has my name on it lol It looks FANTASTIC ! Low-carb , you say , send it over ;D

Couscous & Consciousness 3/9/13 08:44

Angie, this cheesecake looks stunning - love the idea of this low fat version of a classic dessert. Not sure if I can protein powder here though - what could I use as a substitute, or could I just leave it out?

Cooking Quidnunc 3/9/13 16:20

Can't believe how lovely this looks! It is perfect.

Hema 3/9/13 16:23

Such a delicious cake and very healthy too..

wok with ray 3/9/13 16:31

Crustless cheesecake? Now that is a pure heavenly yum, Angie. :)

Asmita 3/9/13 16:37

Seriously I am speechless. This is beyond stunning! Will give this one a try for sure and keep you posted.

kitchen flavours 3/9/13 16:50

A beautiful and delicious looking cheesecake! Wish I could have a slice now!

Daniela Grimburg 3/9/13 17:08

Angie, congrats for this superb Quark cheesecake recipe.
It looks so good, I would love to have a piece right now:)
The pictures are stunning!

Gloria Baker 3/9/13 17:43

Angie This look absolutely georgeous! But I want to ask you we dont have here quark cheese! so I can change by ricota ?? or greek yogurt? what you think?
I have other recipe of you I want make but is with quark cheese!
thanks xo

easyfoodsmith 3/9/13 17:43

The cake looks amazing and your pics are looking stunning!

Tricia Buice 3/9/13 19:19

Angie you are a food artist. I cannot imagine how good this must taste. It is absolutely beautiful!

Katerina 3/9/13 19:28

I always try to healthify recipes that I love and this one is right up my alley!

the Squishy Monster 3/9/13 19:32

I just made a blueberry cheesecake this weekend for J's moms birthday but I wish I'd known to bump up the nutritional factor like brilliant, Angie!

Angie's Recipes 3/9/13 19:49

@Gloria Baker Gloria, you can use ricotta instead.

Angie's Recipes 3/9/13 20:00

It can be replaced with milk powder or just left out.

jehanne@thecookingdoctor 3/9/13 20:45

crustless!! This looks gorgeous Angie, Now I am geared for homemade quark ( cant get decent one here!)

Anonymous 3/9/13 21:30

What a beautiful cheesecake, when are you going to open that bakery Angie? :)

Gloria Baker 3/9/13 21:38

Thanks Angie, I make my own ricota:)

Juliana 3/9/13 23:10

Angie, I love the idea of crustless, and the homemade blueberry sauce on it looks perfect...yum!
Have a great week ahead :D

Elisabeth 4/9/13 02:02

Love your gorgeous, smooth, creamy, and healthy version of the crustless cheesecake. The blueberry sauce with the fresh berries is a 'must' addition...awesome!

Kiran @ 4/9/13 03:30

So vibrant and delicious! Love that this is a crustless cheesecake :)

Reeni 4/9/13 03:49

What a beautiful cake Angie! I love how you sweetened it up with fruit! I would love it for brunch.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 4/9/13 04:05

This is a lovely looking cheesecake. I like the fact that it is healthier than other cheesecakes.

Adrian (food rehab) 4/9/13 06:20

A dessert that kicks ass without the guilt has YASS written all over it! This rocks

Amy 4/9/13 06:40

Your cheesecake is gorgeous and the blueberry sauce is stunning. Totally love that color. :)

Barbara 4/9/13 12:28

Love the colors, Angie. And so unusual to see bananas in the ingredient list! A healthy cheesecake. Something I never thought I'd see. :)

Christine Ho 4/9/13 12:35

Beautiful cheesecake! The blueberry sauce is finger licking good.

Tertúlia da Susy 4/9/13 12:54

Um bolo muito especial e lindo, adorei.
Kiss, Susana
Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:

Joanne 4/9/13 14:02

This cheesecake is beautiful!! I love the berries on top.

lena 4/9/13 15:49

hi angie, i still can stay lean with this kind of cheesecake..LOL! beautiful!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 4/9/13 17:25

Angie, this cheesecake is just stunning. Absolutely beautiful photos for what I'm sure is a very tasty treat. I'd love a big slice!

fimere 4/9/13 20:21

Il est magnifique vraiment un régal bravo
bonne soirée

Eva Taylor 4/9/13 21:40

You always have such beautiful presentation Angie and this one is no exception! Omitting the crust is quite a smart idea, more room for the cheese cake parts!

Evelyne CulturEatz 4/9/13 21:46

I don't remember ever seeing such an appetizing dessert that does not bring on feelings of guilt. It looks amazing Angie.

Amy (Savory Moments) 4/9/13 22:58

I love these quark recipes you've been having. This cheesecake looks so fantastic and very pretty! I bet it was scrumptious!

Monet 5/9/13 01:09

What a gorgeous cheesecake Angie! And I just love that it relies on banana and honey for sweeteners. Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Unknown 5/9/13 03:05

Angie, this so looks like it should be on the cover of a magazine, This is my kind of dessert, the one I would pick every time at a nice restaurant!!

Debra Eliotseats 5/9/13 04:51

Those pics are amazing. Truly beautiful dessert!

Lisa Ho 5/9/13 05:50

did you say...Low Carb?
Oh so dedinitely making this to fit into my summer bathers ;P

Anonymous 5/9/13 08:20

Preety damn good healty version of cheese cake Angie!
i always love your pgotograph scene....

Anonymous 5/9/13 09:35

stunning food clicks...looks so gorgeous with white,red and blue....drool worthy culinary creation :-)

What's for dessert? 5/9/13 20:59

Crustless cheesecake sounds wonderful, I'm going to make it. Photos are gorgeous!

Unknown 6/9/13 00:00

The first thing I want to eat when I visit Germany is some of your quark cheese!!!!
This is a beautiful healthier version of cheese cake and I love the blueberry sauce-so beautiful Angie;)

Unknown 6/9/13 14:33

Another gorgeous dessert, Angie!! This as to be one of the loveliest cheesecakes I've seen!! And so yummy looking too!!

Recetas al instante 10/9/13 00:15

Wow really good dessert.
Thank you for stop bye in my cooking blog.

Unknown 6/4/17 11:45

Hi there- I was inspired to make this but sadly didn't get a good result. I followed your instructions carefully and didn't sub ingredients. The possible variants are - my whey protein (you don't specify type-I used protein works naked vanilla)and - cooking time. An hour @150 produced a rubbery dry cheesecake for me unfortunately(it was an enormous soufflé part way through but reduced on cooling). Just to be sure I also followed your instructions carefully for leaving it to cool and refrigerating etc but it really wasn't edible. Going to give it another go & halve the cooking time to see if that improves it. Let me know if from your cooking there's another reason it would be like this?

Angie's Recipes 6/4/17 15:36

@rachael williamsSorry that yours didn't turn out well. If it's rubbery, it might be that you over mixed it. Or you can try place a tray of hot water at the bottom of your oven so that it will help keep the cake moist.

Mary @ Fit and Fed 22/4/17 06:34

Cool idea for a healthy cheesecake! I will have to pick up some Quark.


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