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Cherry Cake with Shortcrust Pastry
Prepare cherry pie step by step with the instructions of professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: French Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Persons
Calories: 971kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Shortcrust Pastry
  • 125 g flour fine sieve
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar fine sieve
  • 1 pinches salt I use Himalaya salt
  • 75 g Butter room-warm
  • 1 pc egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Vanillearoma
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon abrasion an organic lemon
  • 200 g dried peas or dried beans to weigh down the shortcrust pastry during baking
Cake Filling
  • 3 pc eggs
  • 2 pc egg yolk
  • 160 g fine brown sugar
  • 100 ml cream
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon abrasion an organic lemon
  • 125 g curd cheese
  • 125 g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Vanillearoma Alternatively, I like to use the pulp of a vanilla pod.
  • 1 pinches mace
  • 250 g cherries
  • some mint
  • some icing sugar
Shortcrust Pastry
  • Sieve the flour and the icing sugar freshly into a bowl. I used a gluten-free flour. Form a hollow in the middle.
    mehl sieben
  • Pour the egg yolk into the bowl, add the warm butter and a pinch of salt, vanilla aroma and lemon dust. Mix the ingredients with your hands. Start in the trough and gradually work your way out.
    teig zutaten in einer rührschüssel
  • Knead the dough well and form a ball. Wrap the shortcrust pastry ball in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven stage hot air at 200° C. Coat several small moulds or a large cake mould with soft butter.
    förmchen buttern
  • Roll out the shortcrust pastry between two layers of cling film or baking paper to a thickness of approx. 3 mm.
    teig ausrollen
  • Put the dough into the mould: For example, cut out round, then insert and complete the sides.
    teig ausstechen
  • Remove the dough residues at the edge. Cover the dough with baking paper and weigh down with dry peas or beans and bake for 10-12 minutes.
    teig mit Erbsen blind backen
  • Let the baked shortcrust pastry cake bases cool in the cake tin. Remove the peas as soon as possible.
    gebacken Tartes mit Erbsen
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 150° C. The filling needs less heat for baking and the already baked dough does not tolerate the high heat! Put the eggs, egg yolk and sugar, cream, lemon juice and lemon grater in a bowl and mix.
    Zitronenfüllung für die Tartes
  • Drain the curd and cream cheese on a sieve, then add to the mixture and season with mace and vanilla flavour. Stir the mixture with a whisk until smooth.
    kuchenteig mit Quark
  • Pour the filling into the shortcrust pastry moulds. I filled up to 5 mm below the edge of the dough.
    Füllung für Kuchen eingießen
Prepare Cherries
  • Wash the cherries and remove the pits.
    Kirschen entsteint frisch
  • Use a cherry pitter to remove the cherry stones.
    Kirschen entsteinen
  • Cut the cherries in half and place in the cake mixture with the cut face down.
    Halbierte Kirschen beim einfüllen
  • Place the cherry cake in the oven with a topping.
    Vorbereiteter Kirschkuchen vor dem Backen.
  • Bake the cake for approx. 40-50 minutes until the filling has stopped. Take out of the oven and let cool.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar to taste. Now arrange nicely and serve.
    Kirschkuchen mit Puderzucker bestreuen.

4. Calories (kcal) Cherry Cake, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cake with Shortcrust Pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 971 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 268mg89%
Sodium 864mg38%
Potassium 576mg16%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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