Israeli Cheesecake (Dairy)

Vlad Fishman/Getty Images
  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 cake (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
505 Calories
32g Fat
47g Carbs
9g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cake (10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 505
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 179mg 60%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 9g
Calcium 171mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a dessert recipe that everyone will love. We call it an Israeli Cheesecake because its main ingredient is Gevina Levana, a soft Israeli white cheese.


  • For the Crust
  • 100 g butter (room temperature)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon decaffeinated instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • For the Filling
  • 3 eggs
  • 750 g Israeli white cheese (Gevina Levana)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • For the Topping
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F/190 Celsius. Spray a 9x13-inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, combine butter, egg yolks, coffee, sugar, and flour with your hands until crumbly. Press into cake pan as base for the cake.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, white cheese, sugar, vanilla sugar, and flour. Pour on top of cake base.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese does not wiggle. Remove and cool for 30 minutes.

  5. Turn oven temperature down to 200 F/90 C.

  6. In a small bowl, mix sour cream with vanilla sugar and sugar. Spread over cooled cake.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

  8. Refrigerate.


  • The cheesecake tastes best after it has been chilled for a few hours. It's even better the next day, and the day after that.