One of my favorite snacks! It's easy to make a full cake and eat a slice every day. You can experiment with different flavors by using different types of quark and fruits.
Cut it in 8 pieces for one block snacks or in 4 pieces for two blocks.
How to cook
- Soak the dates in water for a couple of hours or overnight.
- Use a mixer (or knife) to cut the dates into small pieces.
- Melt the coconut oil and mix it with the dates, oatmeal flour and cashew flour.
- Put a baking sheet in a small spring cake tin (18cm).
- Press the crust mixture into the tin with your hands or the back of a spoon.
- Put the tin in the refrigerator.
- Soak the gelatin sheets in a bowl of cold water.
- Warm the fruit in a small pan on low heat.
- Mash the warm fruit with a (hand) blender and keep heating.
- Dissolve the gelatin sheets into the mixture.
- Put the quark into a bowl and mix with the fruit mixture.
- Pour this into the cake tin and let it set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (preferably overnight).
Tips & Tricks
- Use a skewer to let the sides of the cake come loose of the tin before opening it.
- Check the nutrients of the quark you want to use. Make sure it's low on fats and low on carbs if you want to use a flavored one.
- You can use almost any type of fruit you like and make lots of different flavored cheescakes. Some fruit blocks are higher in volume than others though, which makes your cake have more flavor.
- Some fruits contain the enzyme 'bromelain' which makes them not set. For example fresh pineapple; I had to throw that one away...
- Large diner party? Or having a celebration? You can double the ingredients and use a large cake tin (24 or 26 cm) to make a 16 blocks cheesecake.
- When you don't want to use gelatin you can use agar agar. I believe it contains carbs though, so you should use a little less fruit.