Cake Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 200 grams (1 cup) sugar
  • 120 grams (0.5 cup) butter
  • 250 grams (1 cup) cottage cheese
  • 200 grams (1.5 cups) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Cherry Filling Ingredients

  • 200 grams (1 cup) cherry puree
  • 80 grams (0.5 cup) sugar
  • 10 grams (1 tablespoon) vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 30 grams (0.5 cup) corn starch
  • 100 grams (0.5 cup) butter (room temperature)


  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need a few different sizes for mixing various ingredients. Opt for stainless steel or glass bowls for easy cleaning.

  • Electric Mixer

    An electric mixer makes beating eggs and butter a cinch. Stand mixers are great, but hand mixers work just as well.

  • 9 cm (3.5 inch) Diameter Molds

    These molds will give your cakes a uniform and professional look. Silicone molds are particularly easy to work with.

  • Saucepan

    A heavy-bottomed saucepan is essential for heating the cherry puree without burning it.

  • Sieve

    Use a sieve to sift the flour, baking powder, and soda together to ensure a smooth batter.

  • Plastic Wrap

    You'll need this to cover the cherry filling and prevent a skin from forming as it cools.


Step 1

Cake Preparation

Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F).
Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature.
Beat eggs with sugar until fluffy.
Add butter and beat again.
Add cottage cheese and beat well.
Sift in flour, baking powder, and soda; mix thoroughly.
Divide the batter among three 9 cm (3.5 inch) diameter molds.
Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Step 2

Cherry Filling Preparation

Mix egg, corn starch, and both sugars.
Heat cherry puree to a boil in a saucepan.
Slowly pour the hot puree into the egg mixture while stirring.
Return the mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface and let cool.
Beat the room-temperature butter and gradually add the cooled cherry mixture.
Chill the cream in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Step 3


Cut a small hole in the top of each cake, keeping the 'lid' intact.
Fill the hole with cherry cream and replace the 'lid'.
Optionally, top with glaze.

Step 4

Alternative Filling

If you prefer not to make the filling, you can add candied fruits, raisins, or other fillers to the batter instead.


🍽️ **Serving Suggestions & Ideas**

For an extra touch of elegance, serve the cherry-stuffed cakes with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh cherry on top. If you’re hosting a garden party, arrange the cakes on a vintage platter and garnish with edible flowers 🥀. They’re also fantastic with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you’re aiming to please the kiddos.

If you’re in the mood to impress, drizzle a simple glaze over the cakes. To make a lemon glaze, mix powdered sugar with a bit of lemon juice until you reach your desired consistency. This adds a tangy zing that pairs beautifully with the cherry filling ✨.

For the ultimate indulgence, accompany your cake with a glass of chilled Prosecco or a soothing cup of tea 🍵. The cakes' rich, buttery texture and the vibrant cherry filling offer a lovely contrast that delights the palate. If you like your sweets with a hint of nostalgia, enjoy these cakes while flipping through a cherished photo album or cozy up with a classic novel 📚.


🍰 **Gluten-Free and Vegan Variations**

Gluten-Free: Substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend that suits your needs. Ensure the baking powder and soda are also gluten-free. The texture remains tender and delightful!

Vegan: Swap the eggs with a flaxseed or chia seed mix (1 tablespoon of flaxseed/chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water per egg). Replace the butter with a plant-based alternative, and use a vegan cottage cheese substitute. The flavors remain just as divine, ensuring nobody misses out on these treats 🤗.


  • What's the best way to make the cherry puree?

    Simply blend fresh or frozen cherries until smooth. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can simmer the puree to reduce it.

  • How do I ensure my cake bakes evenly?

    Make sure your oven is preheated and use an oven thermometer to guarantee an accurate temperature. Rotating the cake molds halfway through the baking process can also help.

  • Can I use a different fruit for the filling?

    Absolutely! Raspberry or strawberry puree can be a great substitute for the cherry puree. Adjust the sweetness accordingly.

  • How far in advance can I make the filling?

    You can prepare the cherry filling up to 3 days in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.

  • What's the secret to getting a fluffy batter?

    Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing. This allows them to combine more easily and create a lighter batter.

  • Can I double the recipe for a larger batch?

    Yes! Simply double the ingredients, but keep a close eye on baking times as they may need slight adjustments.

Nutrition facts

Easy Cottage Cheese Easter Cake
Recipe Yield:3 small cakes
Calories:Approximate total calories for entire recipe.
Calories (Min - Max):4400 - 4600
Total Fat:250
Saturated Fat:150
Total Carbohydrate:495
Total Sugars:270