Foodlviv's creamy delight: learn how to bake the original cheesecake

lviv's creamy delight: learn how to bake the original cheesecake

Soft and fluffy Lviv cheesecake.
Soft and fluffy Lviv cheesecake.
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4:19 PM EDT, May 23, 2024

Lviv is famous for its beautiful architecture, rich history, and creamy cheesecake that can be found throughout the city. The cake is soft, fluffy, and extremely creamy. Until recently, it was served in every café in Lviv. If you miss its taste, you can prepare it at home. Get to know the original recipe for Lviv cheesecake.

Lviv cheesecake is a sentimental baked good, especially for the residents of Lviv, Ukraine. Anyone who has tried it even once will not forget its taste. It is light, fluffy, and exceptionally creamy. It captivates from the first bite. You can easily prepare it at home. Most of the necessary ingredients are likely already in your kitchen cupboard.

During the partition period, Lviv was one of the most important scientific and cultural centers of Galicia, which is reflected in its culture and cuisine. Lviv cheesecake is a true source of pride for the residents of Lviv. It is served in almost every café or restaurant.

The recipe is simple and based on readily available ingredients, such as eggs, cheese, raisins, and lemon zest. After baking, it is topped with a chocolate glaze, which perfectly complements the cheesy, slightly citrusy center. It's impossible to resist.

Lviv Cheesecake — Recipe



  • 1 lb cream cheese for cheesecake
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup fine sugar
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar or a tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of potato starch
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • 1 lemon


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder


  1. Place the cheese in a large bowl. Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, and starch. Mix everything into a smooth mass.
  2. Boil water. Pour it over the raisins and let them sit for 5-10 minutes until they soften.
  3. Blanch the lemon and grate it. Add it to the mixture along with the drained, softened raisins.
  4. Pour the prepared mixture into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Place it in an oven preheated to 375°F, with heat from the top and bottom.
  6. Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes. After baking, slightly open the oven door and leave the cake in the oven until it cools completely.
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