New York-Style Cheesecake Croatian Style


New York-Style Cheesecake Croatian Style

Dubrovnik Delight Cheesecake

This New York-style cheesecake has been adapted to the Croatian cuisine, specifically the Dubrovnik region. The cheesecake is a popular dessert in Dubrovnik, and this recipe adds a local twist to the classic dessert.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

60-70 minutes

5 hours (including refrigeration time)

8 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Low-carb

Dairy, Eggs

Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto, Halal


This recipe uses local Croatian ingredients such as fresh cheese from the Dubrovnik region and local honey. The crust is made with traditional Croatian biscuits instead of graham crackers. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Cheesecake, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1884 kJ
  • Fat: 28g (17g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (30g sugars)
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Salt: 0.3g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F).
  2. 2.
    Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs and mix with melted butter and honey.
  3. 3.
    Press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm (9 inch) springform pan.
  4. 4.
    In a large bowl, beat the fresh cheese, sour cream, and sugar until smooth.
  5. 5.
    Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. 6.
    Mix in the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  7. 7.
    Pour the mixture into the prepared crust.
  8. 8.
    Bake for 60-70 minutes or until the cheesecake is set.
  9. 9.
    Let the cheesecake cool to room temperature before refrigerating for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  10. 10.
    Serve chilled.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Dubrovnik fresh cheese — If you can't find fresh cheese from Dubrovnik, you can substitute it with ricotta cheese.
  • Traditional Croatian biscuits — You can use any type of biscuits for the crust, but traditional Croatian biscuits such as "Domaćica" or "Plazma" are recommended for an authentic taste.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing to prevent lumps.
  • To prevent cracks in the cheesecake, avoid overmixing and overbaking.
  • You can add a fruit topping such as strawberries or blueberries for extra flavor.

Serving advice

Serve chilled with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.

Presentation advice

Garnish with fresh fruit and mint leaves for an elegant presentation.