Paneer Cake/ Cottage Cheese Cake

When you have achieved confidence with baking you wish to experiment. Carefully you want feel like treading off path....the urge to use ingredients from your kitchen to replace the popular counterparts strikes more often.

My recipe today is from one of those days when I had this feeling....I have made this many times since because I always have the ingredients handy and the cake is popular with my family. The cake is actually like a pudding trapped within a souffle kind of coating and yet trails behind a hint of cheese cake kind of flavor

While baking the cake, because of the higher liquid content you will notice the top almost bloats up to form a balloon shape. You need to relax as this will automatically settle down when it is cooked. 

8 digestive biscuits
2 tbsp butter
1 cup mashed paneer (made from full fat milk)
1 cup Full fat cream
1 large egg
1 cup castor sugar
1 tspn saffron essence (couple of saffron strands soaked in warm water)
1 cups fresh fruit of your choice - I used grapes as they kind of looked good

1) Grease a spring form pan pr a pie tin with butter
2) Crush the digestive biscuits in a mixie and also add the butter to it.
3) Put this mixture in the tin and using the back of a spoon flatten it out. Set it in fridge until you prepare the other things
4) Now in a large bowl, add the paneer and full fat cream and beat it until it is well blended. 
5) Add the sugar to this and continue blending until you get a cashewy paste 
6) Add the saffron essence and  egg and continue to blend
7) Pour this mixture on the biscuit base .
8) Bake this in a preheated oven at 200C for 18 min or until the centre is wobbly but firm
9) Remove and let it cook down.
10) Top it with fruits

Serve as is or chilled

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Unknown said…
Super tempting and very innovative... Great one..
Pavani said…
What a rich and decadent cheese cake with paneer.
Usha said…
Paneer cake came out good. I have not baked paneer but am guessing the taste would be similar to baked ricotta. Cake looks delicious
Kind of like a pie with a crust, filling and topping. I am amazed at how you thought of this recipe. Paneer in cake is a novel idea.
rajani said…
That is an interesting recipe! the ingredients are always there in the kitchen so it's easy to!put together
Suma Gandlur said…
I wasn't expecting a pie like base for this paneer cake or a fruit topping. It sounds very unique.
Intereting recipe!! love to give a try..So simple and looks amazing.
Srivalli said…
Sounds interesting with those fresh grapes on top Pradnya..
Kalyani said…
very interesting .. I have all ingredients.. only need to replace the egg.. will give it a shot
Priya Suresh said…
Am sure this cake will definitely tickle my tastebuds, wat a fabulous cake Pradnya.
Sneha's Recipe said…
Delicious and tempting paneer cake.
Srividhya said…
great idea to do a paneer cake. Very nice
Harini R said…
Delicious looking cake.
Interesting and tempting recipe! The cheese cake is on my to do list.
Gayathri Kumar said…
Looks so nice. Love to have a slice of this rich cake...
WOnderful variation of a cheese cake with Paneer! Love the recipe :)
Nicely done and beautifully presented!!

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