Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Super easy cake and very trendy right now. When warm, it tastes custardy and when chilled, it tastes like the normal cheesecake. The burnt aroma is delicious in both instances.

Recipe (6″)

  • 250g cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 slices of cheddar cheese, about 60g (optional)
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 ml whipping cream
  • 25g lemon juice
  • 15g cake flour


1. Line 6″ loose bottom cake tin with baking paper.

2. Double boil to warm the cheeses. Add sugar and beat till light.

3. Add in eggs one by one and beat in after each one.

4. Add in whipping cream mixed with lemon juice first. Mix well. Then add in sifted flour and beat well again.

5. Pour into cake tin. Bake at the lowest rack in a bigger cake tin, at 220 deg for about 30 min. Cake will rise high.

(Alternative to prevent cracking – bake with grill mode (top heat only) for 20 min, then stew mode (bottom heat only)for another 20 min, all at 220 deg C.)

6. Remove from tin after it has cooled a bit for 10 min. Peel off baking paper and cool some more on cooling rack. Then chill in the fridge. Serve chilled.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. table2804 says:

    hi, thanks for the recipe. How to avoid the cake from deflating?


    1. oladybakes says:

      This cake will deflate, that’s what I see from other bakers too.


      1. Lovebake says:

        Can i bake 2 cakes at one time by double the receipe ?


      2. oladybakes says:

        Yes sure, then pour into 2 cake pans and bake together.


  2. Grace Chen says:

    May ask my oven max temp is 200deg… is it still possible to bake ? Pls advise.
    Thanks alot


    1. oladybakes says:

      It will still cook, but perhaps won’t be as burnt.


  3. Sandra ang says:

    May I what is cake flour? My supermarket have cake flour, but one is plain cake flour and the other is self raising cake flour.. Confuse. Thanks


    1. oladybakes says:

      Plain cake flour.


  4. Pauline Koh says:

    Are you using water bath?


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