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Cheesecake in a glass pan

Cheesecake

This easy recipe for a classic cheesecake is one I got from my mom. Its made originally with gvina levana which is Israeli white cheese, outside of Israel its better whipping it up with sour cream.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Israeli
Servings 20 servings

Ingredients
  

For the base:

  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) melted butter
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar

For the filling:

  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups (500 grams | ~16 oz) gevina levana (I used 5% fat)(if you are outside of Israel and can't get it use sour cream or cream cheese)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) melted butter
  • 1 cup (220 grams) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Set the oven to 180°C / 350°F with the fan.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the base ingredients well.
  • In a greased baking tin (9x13), flatten the base and set aside.
  • In the same mixing bowl, mix all the filling ingredients well.
  • Pour on top of the base.
  • Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Have a piece and enjoy!