German Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
Here's and old-fashioned recipe that includes cottage cheese.


  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten


  1. Sprinkle the crumbs over the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. In a blender or food processor, puree cottage cheese; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Beat in lemon juice, vanilla, flour, sour cream and pureed cottage cheese. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended.
  3. Pour into pan. Bake at 325° for 60-70 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Slice with a wet knife.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 222 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.