Eat a Yoghurt-Fruit Cheese cake without the Guilt

Yoghurt-Fruit cake slice

If you miss the German cheese cakes and think it’s not good for your hips, then bake it with Quark, in this case Greek-Yoghurt with Fruit. To make it easy, you can use Graham crackers as a crust. When you reduce the sugar, add the Fruits like Mandarines, Cherries and/or dark Berries. It will complete a healthy combination.

  • Yoghurt-Fruit cake ingredients
  • Ingrediens for Yoghurt-Fruit cake
  • Mixing Yoghurt-Fruit cake before it goes into the oven
  • Yoghurt-Fruit cake after baking
  • Yoghurt and fruit cake, German Cheese cake with Mandarines, Greek Yoghurt and Mandarines torte

Cheese cake made of Yoghurt and Fruits

Cheese cake made of Yoghurt and Fruits
Category: Cake, Torte
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

This recipe is normally made with a “Mürbeteig” crust, but I skipped this step and instead used Graham crackers. Dr. Oetger pudding has no sugar, so if you use another store bought Pudding, see the label and adjust the sugar.


  • Crust:
  • I package Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • Filling:
  • 500 g Creek Yoghurt. I used Fage (2% to 5 %)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 pack. Vanilla pudding (Dr. Oetger or other Cooking types)
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Mandarine (jar or can), blackberries, cherries or blueberries
  • 9″ round Spring form


  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
  • Follow direction on the Graham cracker crust (mix with butter) on back of the package.
  • Press down Graham crackers into the springform and let cool in freezer while preparing the filling
  • Mix and stir yoghurt, egg, vanilla pudding, sugar, milk and oil in a large bowl.
  • Place mandarines, washed cherries, blackberries and/or blueberries in a sieve to drip.
  • Remove spring form with Graham cracker crust from freezer.
  • Fill the spring form with half of the yoghurt mixture, alternate with some fruit, finish with the rest of the cheese cake mixture.
  • Lay the rest of mandarines and berries on top.
  • Bake at 350F (180C) for 70 to 75 minutes.
  • Make a tooth pick test.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for an hour.
  • Graham cracker streusel could be added.
  • Cool for an additional 3 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator


Let cool at least 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator, or best overnight. Streusel are optional

Nutrition information

6 to 8
Serving Size: 1 slice

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe. Disclosure: As an Amazon Affiliate I earn a small commission if you click through and make qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you.


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