Carmen's German Cheesecake



This recipe has been with our family and friends for over 40 years. It is light and every oh so yummy. Throughout the years we have misplaced it and have had to call, or now in later times, e-mailed a friend or family member to see if they still have it. As with this time around I had to contact my ex-husband to see if he had it handy, after I first e-mailed my mom, who also could not find it, and my ex did have it and now it is posted and hopefully I will remember when I need it the next time where to look. Enjoy! There is a lot of history behind this recipe...


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  • 2
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla sugar of vanilla extract
  • 1/2
    juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 c
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    vanilla pudding (not instant)
  • 2 pt
    sour cream

  • 1 stick
  • 3/4 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • Almost 2 c
    flour, sifted

How to Make Carmen's German Cheesecake


  1. Combine topping Ingredients and mix until evenly combined and smooth.
  2. Combine and mix the bottom Ingredients in a bowl. It will be crumbly and look like it needs moisture...don't worry, you're just fine(:
    Place the crust mixture in a 9 or 10 inch greased spring form pan.
  3. Now pour the topping over the bottom crust.
    Bake for about an hour in preheated 400 degree oven. Adjust temp if top browns to quickly.

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About Carmen's German Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: German

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