tvorog cheese cake

tvorog cheese cake


Zapekanka is a russian style cheese cake consisting of tvorog(farmers cheese) or ricotta cheese.This recipe is delicious and perfect for breakfast or for a dessert after lunch or dinner.It has only three ingredients which makes it very easy to make and serving it with strawberry or raspberry sauce is optional.

Zapekanka -Творожная запеканка


  • 3 1/2 cups tvorog or ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 can of condensed milk (14 ozs can)
  • 5 eggs
  • sour cream
  • sauce-
  • strawberries or raspberries
  • sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line and grease the bottom of 9 inch springfoam baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer,beat eggs with tvorog.
  4. Add condensed milk and beat well to combine.
  5. Transfer the batter to the baking pan and bake for about 1 hr and 15min.
  6. Let it cool completely.
  7. Sauce-
  8. Combine strawberries or raspberries with little sugar using a hand or stand blender.
  9. Pass through a fine mesh sieve.
  10. or bring the pureed strawberries or raspberries to a slight boil , then pass it through fine mesh sieve.
  11. Serve with sour cream and sauce if desired.
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Apple Tvorog Crumb Cake


This apple tvorog crumb cake will melt in your mouth.Combination of apples and tvorog is amazingly delightful.Its fairly easy to make and perfect with your favorite cup of tea or coffee.

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Ingredients for crumb crust:

4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 sticks cold butter shredded

2 1/4 cup Tvorog(farmers cheese)*
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons cream of wheat(manka)
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
4-5 apples peeled and shredded

*You can use ricotta cheese if you have trouble finding tvorog.

Heat oven to 375 degrees


For the filling: Combine all the ingredients except apples and mix until well combined.Add apples and mix again.

Crust:combine all the ingredients and rub using hands to make crumbs,that butter is well incorporated with all the ingredients.

Grease 11×15 glass baking pan.Transfer half of the crust/crumb mix to the baking dish. press and spread out making a smooth layer.Add the filling and spread it out.Add the rest of the crust mix to the top layer and spread it gently. bake for about 45 min-1hour.