Basque Burnt Cheesecake has been so popular recently with burnt looking exterior and jiggly custardy center. Do not be intimidated by the burnt top because it is the best part of this cheesecake.
These last few months, I have been seeing images of Basque Burnt Cheesecake everywhere. So I finally decided to make one for myself to understand the hype.
I would say this is probably the easiest baked cheesecake to make. It consists of several ingredients only and there is no special technique involved for making this. Maybe the hardest part is to wait for the cheesecake to chill before serving.
After tasting how good it is, I started experimenting with other flavors. Have you tried Earl Grey flavored baked goods before? You should, because I have been hooked with earl grey tea and desserts ever since. This actually motivated me to experiment with adding earl grey flavor to this recipe. You can check out the recipe at my Earl Grey Burnt Cheesecake recipe.
About Basque Burnt Cheesecake
Basque Burnt Cheesecake originates from Basque in Spain. It is a crustless cheesecake with a beautiful brunt exterior and super creamy interior.
The traditional recipe contains only cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, eggs, and flour. But, the recipe has been tweaked by many people by adding vanilla extract or lemon juice into the batter. It is traditionally served at room temperature with a melty, lava-like custard center. But, I personally like to eat it firm and chilled.
How does this cheesecake taste?
To me, this cheesecake tastes like eating straight cream cheese. It is very creamy, rich, and pretty dense. Look at the recipe and you will notice that a pound of cream cheese is added to the batter. That’s a lot!
Do not get intimidated by the burnt part. As long as you do it right, it will taste amazing with caramelized notes. In fact, the burnt part is my favorite. You should bake the cheesecake until the top is evenly dark brown, but do not bake it too long until the top is totally scorched and black.
More Cheesecake Recipes
Do you love cheesecake? Check out also these recipes out!
- No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake
- No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake
- Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cake
- No-Bake Thai Tea Cheesecake