A little more than a week ago, I got this undeniable comfort food/dessert craving. This all started when I was looking for recipes to use up some Quark cheese I had in the fridge. Of course, I turned to Food Blog Search and came across this wonderful recipe. I printed it out and started thinking about how I could switch things up a little. I had some raspberries to use up as well and I remembered this post from Elle about raspberry-lime muffins. As soon as I made these muffins using lime zest instead of lemon, I knew why Elle had become obsessed with those flavors! So, raspberry-lime cheesecake it was!
My craving was totally satisfied. This cake is not too moist which makes it perfect with the raspberries bursting in every bite. And the lime pulls it all together, it just makes the flavors pop! I'm sure this would be great with lemon and blueberries, or maybe strawberries and orange. Really there are so many possibilities, I don't know why you guys are still here! Get baking already!
And because I liked this cake so much, I decided to send it to sweet Susan from Food Blogga who is hosting Sugar High Friday #45. The theme is berries, what else! I can't wait for the berry-liscious round-up! SHF is a monthly event created by Jennifer, The Domestic Goddess.
Adapted from Kedai Hamburg
1 tsp baking powder
200g superfine sugar
Zest of 1 lime
200g cream cheese, softened
250g Quark cheese
125g butter, melted
Juice of 1 lime
150g fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a 26 cm (10 inch) spring form pan with parchment paper. Also grease the pan well.
In a small bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder. In another bowl, mix the sugar with the lime zest, mashing it together with a fork. Set these aside. In a large bowl, with your mixer of choice, combine the cream cheese with the Quark cheese until well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each addition. Add the sugar mixture, then the melted butter and the lime juice. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and distribute the raspberries evenly throughout the surface of the cake. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 to 50 minutes, until the edges of the cake are golden brown. Let the cake cool in the pan. Once the cake has cooled, run a knife in between the cake and the pan before unmolding.
PS: I apologize to those of you who don’t have a kitchen scale, I was too lazy to convert to imperial units. That being said, I highly recommend purchasing a kitchen scale. I just got one recently and I love it!