Ultra-Moist Creamy Cake: the Recipe for a Fluffy and Really Taste Dessert with a Cottage Cheese Topping

Total time: 15 min prep/ 40 min bake
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6-8
By Cookist

Forget the fancy fillings and endless frosting. This Creamy Cottage Cheese Cake is all about simple ingredients and surprising flavor. It's the perfect dessert for those who want a soft and fluffy cake with a hidden layer of creamy goodness. This cake is a breeze to make! Just whip up a basic batter, pipe dollops of cottage cheese on top, and bake. You'll end up with a tasty cake that's light enough for an afternoon pick-me-up but special enough for any occasion.

What Is Creamy Cake?

Creamy cake is a unique dessert that combines the lightness of a regular cake with the creamy richness of cottage cheese. It boasts a soft and fluffy cake base achieved through a standard cake batter recipe. The star of the show is a layer of piped cottage cheese nestled on top of the batter before baking. This adds a burst of creamy texture and subtle tanginess to the cake.

Compared to dense cheesecakes, this cake offers a lighter dessert option for those seeking a less decadent treat.


  • Use room temperature eggs for optimal rise and tenderness. Cold ingredients can lead to a denser cake.
  • Don't overmix the batter! Once the dry ingredients are incorporated with the wet ingredients, stop mixing. Overmixing can lead to a tough cake.
  • Sift your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) to add air and create a lighter cake.
  • Make sure to drain your cottage cheese well to avoid a watery filling that can make the cake soggy. You can use cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer to remove excess moisture.
  • For extra flavor, consider adding a touch of vanilla extract, lemon zest, or a splash of your favorite liqueur (like Amaretto) to the cottage cheese before piping.
  • Use a piping bag fitted with a round tip for easy and controlled application of the cottage cheese filling.

What Does Creamy Cake Taste Like?

It offers a tasty contrast! The cake itself is soft and fluffy, while the piped cottage cheese adds bursts of creamy richness and a subtle tanginess.

Is Creamy Cake Lighter Than Cheesecake?

Yes! Creamy cake uses cottage cheese, which is lighter and less dense than the cream cheese used in traditional cheesecakes.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Cheese Instead Of Cottage Cheese?

You could experiment with ricotta cheese, but it might be slightly wetter than cottage cheese. Be sure to drain it very well to avoid a soggy cake.

My Cake Top Is Browning Too Quickly. What Should I Do?

If the top starts to brown too fast, you can loosely tent a piece of foil over the cake to prevent further browning.

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How To Store Creamy Cake

Store the cake in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


3 eggs
170g (3/4 cup)
1/4 tsp
Vegetable Oil
120ml (2/5 cup)
120ml (2/5 cup)
220g (1 3/4 cups)
Baking powder
14g (1 tbsp)
Cottage cheese
1 egg
3 tbsp
1 tbsp
Powdered sugar

How To Make Creamy Cake

In a bowl, whisk eggs and sugar.

Mix in milk, oil, then flour (sifted with baking powder and salt) until just combined.

In another bowl, beat cheese, egg, sugar, and cornstarch.

Pour batter into a greased baking tin.

Using a piping bag, pipe the cottage cheese filling on top.

Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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