As it is customary to eat dairy food on the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot, it is no wonder that cheesecake (In Hebrew:עוגת גבינה) has become the most popular Shavuot dessert. It is very easy to make.

Bon appétit!



  • 100 gramsbutter, room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon decaffeinated coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 750 gramsIsraeli white cheese (Gevina Levana)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 containers sour cream
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Spray a 9×13 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 bowl, combine eggs, white cheese, sugar, vanilla sugar and flour. Pour on top of cake base.

4. Bake 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) for 30 minutes or until cheese do not wiggle. Remove and cool for 30 minutes.

5. Turn oven temperature down to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius).

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

7. Bake at 200 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius) for 20 minutes.

8. Refrigerate.




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