Cherry Cake

  • 500 grams (17.6 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 200 milliliters (0.85 cups) cream
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract, to taste
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) cherries
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces) gelatin


  • Mixing Bowl

    Essential for combining your ingredients smoothly. Use a large one to avoid splashes.

  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

    Makes whipping your cottage cheese mixture a breeze. If you don't have one, a whisk will do, but be prepared for a workout!

  • Springform Pan

    Perfect for easy removal of your set cake. If you don't have one, use any mold lined with parchment paper.

  • Spatula

    Great for scraping down the sides of your mixing bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.

  • Fridge

    Absolutely necessary to set your cake layers. Make sure you have enough space to fit the mold in your fridge.


Step 1

1. In a mixing bowl, whip together the cottage cheese, cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy. Tip: Ensure the cream is well-chilled for better whipping.

Step 2

2. Dissolve the gelatin as per the instructions on its package, then slowly add it to the whipped mixture. Tip: It's best to dissolve gelatin in a small amount of warm water to fully activate it.

Step 3

3. Pour the mixture into a mold and place it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or until set. Tip: Cover the mold with plastic wrap to avoid picking up any fridge odors.

Step 4

4. While the cake is setting, remove the seeds from the cherries. Tip: Use a cherry pitter for faster and cleaner results.

Step 5

5. Once the cake is set, spread the pitted cherries evenly on top. Tip: Pat the cherries dry with a paper towel to prevent extra moisture.

Step 6

6. Prepare the fruit gelatin as per the instructions on the package (I used strawberry powder, but the exact proportions depend on the manufacturer). Pour it over the cherries. Tip: Allow the gelatin to cool slightly before pouring to avoid melting the set cake.

Step 7

7. Place the mold back in the refrigerator for another 3-4 hours until the fruit gelatin is set. Tip: Ensure the fridge is not too cold to avoid making the cake too hard.

Step 8

8. Decorate with additional cherries before serving. Tip: You can also add a sprig of mint or a dusting of powdered sugar for extra flair.


🍰 Serve with a dollop of whipped cream to enhance the creamy texture of the cherry cake. It’s like a cloud on your plate!

🍒 Top with fresh cherries and a sprig of mint to add a pop of color and a burst of juicy flavor. This will not only elevate the taste but also the presentation.

🍹 Pair with a glass of sparkling wine or a refreshing iced tea for a sophisticated touch at any gathering. Elevate your dessert game with these charming pairings!

🔔 For a more cozy and comforting serving idea, try enjoying a ❄️ slice of this cake with a hot cup of herbal tea. The tea’s warmth and the cake’s chilled texture create a delightful contrast.


🌾 Gluten-Free Version: Simply swap the gelatin with a gluten-free gelatin alternative and make sure all other ingredients are certified gluten-free.

🌱 Vegan Version: Substitute cottage cheese with a vegan-friendly alternative like cashew cheese, and use coconut cream instead of dairy cream. Also, opt for agar-agar instead of gelatin for the setting agent.


  • Why isn't my whipped mixture smooth?

    Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing to avoid lumps.

  • How do I prevent my cake from sticking to the mold?

    Line your mold with parchment paper or lightly grease it to ensure easy removal.

  • Why did my gelatin not set properly?

    Check the expiration date and ensure you follow the manufacturer's instructions for the correct proportion of gelatin to liquid.

  • Can I use frozen cherries instead of fresh?

    Yes, but thaw and drain them thoroughly to avoid excess moisture in your cake.

  • What's the best way to slice this cake without it falling apart?

    Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water, wiping it clean between slices for precise and clean cuts.

  • Can I prepare this cake in advance?

    Absolutely! This cake can be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge, making it perfect for party planning.

Nutrition facts

No-bake summer cherry cake
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approximately 205 calories per serving.
Calories (Min - Max):180 - 230
Total Fat:10g
Saturated Fat:6g
Total Carbohydrate:15g
Total Sugars:12g