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Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

6-8 pax

Cooking Time:
1 hour 30 minutes

Skill level:


400g cream cheese (room temperature)
120g fine sugar
3 large eggs (room temperature)
250g Nestlé Cream
20g cake flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Line the 6-inch cake tin with 2 layers of baking paper and ensure there is some extra baking paper above the tin.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar together on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time and continue beating until smooth. Scrape down sides to ensure it's evenly mixed. Add vanilla and lemon juice and beat until just combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour and ½ of the whipping cream and mix until smooth. Add the next ½ and mix again, add the rest and mix until smooth and there are no lumps.
  5. Slowly add cream and flour mixture into the cheese mixture while the mixer is beating on low speed until mixed well. Increase to medium speed and mix for 10-15 seconds until just combined.
  6. Pour mixture into cake tin and bake at 200°C for 50 minutes until top is dark amber and slightly charred. Make sure the middle is still wobbly.
  7. Remove cake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.