chocolate cheesecake slice on a plate.

Chocolate Cheesecake slice (Strouhaný Čokoládový Koláč)

A classic cake from the Czech republic consisting of two layers of grated chocolate dough with a light cheesecake style filling.
Course Afternoon tea, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword cheesecake, chocolate
Skill Level Easy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chilling 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 416kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine



Chocolate dough

  • 250 g butter
  • 400 g plain flour
  • 150 g icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • 500 g Quark
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 125 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites


To make the chocolate dough

  • First, gently melt the butter in a saucepan over a very low heat. Once melted remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Place the flour and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl and add the cocoa powder. Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolk and milk. Remember to keep the white you are going to need this later for the filling.
  • Add the melted butter and mix to form a dough. Remove about one-third of the dough and wrap well. Then wrap the remaining dough and chill for about 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 180℃ (160℃ fan)/350°F/gas mark 4.Lightly grease a 33 x 23 cm (13 x 9in) shallow baking dish. Coarsely grate the larger portion of the dough and spread in even layer over the base of the dish. Return to the refrigerator while you make the filling.

To make the filling

  • Place the quark in a mixing bowl. Sift in the icing sugar. Add the milk, vanilla extract and egg yolks and beat until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until standing in stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the quark mixture.

To complete

  • Pour the cheesecake mixture over the chocolate dough in the dish and spread level.
  • Grate the remaining chocolate and sprinkle in an even layer over the filling. Bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting into slices to serve.


Nutrition information is calculated using an online nutrition database - is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
Covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  
Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost at room temperature.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.8mg