How to Make Burnt Basque Cheesecake

This cheesecake is the alter ego to the classic New York–style cheesecake with a press-in cookie crust. Inspired by a Basque version, this is the cheesecake that wants to get burnt, cracked, and cooked at high heat. Which also means this is the cheesecake that’s impossible to mess up.




  • 3 cups (675 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 1 cup cream (heavy, or thickened, or all-purpose, or sour cream)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla
  • Few of Salt


  1. Lightly greased the pans
  2. Put parchment paper onto the pans
  3. Combine cream cheese and white sugar
  4. Beat on medium- low speed until sugar dissolves
  5. Add eggs 1 at a time. Mix after each addition
  6. Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
  7. In another bowl mixes the all-purpose cream, all-purpose flour and salt.
  8. Pour the cream mixture into cream cheese mixture. Mix well
  9. Pour mixture into the pans
  10. Preheat oven at 400F for 10min.
  11. Bake at 30-45min.
  12. Cool cheesecake completely. Best served chilled

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