Dresden Eierschecke

Dresdner Cheesecake
Dresden Eierschnecke
This egg custard cake has a pie crust, vanilla quark layer, and egg-flavored top layer. A staple at Dresden cafés, pairs deliciously with coffee.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Saxony
Region Saxony
Servings 12


  • 2-1/2 cup flour
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cube yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk

For the filling:

  • 3-1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups quark
  • 3 tbsp vanilla pudding mix
  • grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds

For the frosting:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 tbsp brandy


  • Baking Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • For the dough, mix the flour, sugar, salt and butter in a bowl. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm milk and gradually knead into the flour mixture. Continue to knead until the dough throws bubbles and pulls away from the edge of the bowl. Cover and let dough rise for at least 1 hour.
  • Knead the dough again thoroughly and roll out on a floured surface to make a circle approximately 11" diameter. Place the sheet of dough into a greased springform pan (11 inch). Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, beat the butter until creamy, then beat in the eggs together with a pinch of salt. Fold in the quark, pudding mix, lemon zest and almonds. Spread the filling mixture over the dough.
  • For the frosting layer, mix the eggs with sugar, butter, cornstarch and brandy. Heat in a double boiler over hot water, beating until thick and creamy. Let it just come to a boil. Remove from the heat and spread onto the quark filling.
  • Bake at 400°F/200°C for about 45 minutes.


Preparation time: 30 minutes