- 4 Eggs
- 20 oz Farmer's cheese
- 1 cup Sour cream
- ½ cup Cream of wheat
- ½ cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp Baking powder
- 1 cup Golden raisins
Farmer’s Cheese Cake with Raisins (Zapekanka)
This Farmer’s Cheese Cake with Raisins (Zapekanka) recipe is a scrumptious cheesecake with Russian roots. Delicately sweet and speckled with plump raisins, this tasty cake is made using fresh farmer’s cheese. Though mild in flavor, farmer’s cheese brings richness and creaminess to this cheesecake and makes it taste absolutely delicious. The recipe is easy to vary. You can sub the golden raisins for cranberries, dried cherries, currants, or whatever dried fruit you have at hand. Add vanilla extract or orange zest, or both if you wish. Personally, I like to keep it simple and add just golden raisins for a fruity and sweet-tart flavor.
Today I want to share with you my family’s authentic recipe that brings me back to my childhood. It is easy to make and requires just a few ingredients you might even have around. It is also budget and family-friendly. Enjoy this Russian cheesecake topped with fresh berries, if you wish, as a simple dessert or even for breakfast!
To make Farmer’s Cheese Cake with Raisins (Zapekanka), you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Farmer’s Cheese Cake with Raisins (Zapekanka)
Preheat oven and prepare baking pan
Fold in raisins
Transfer batter to baking pan