Originating from the Basque region of Spain, this unique dessert has a caramelized exterior and creamy interior that will satisfy any sweet craving. This recipe is perfect for those who are short on time, as it only requires a few simple ingredients and minimal prep work.

Follow along for step-by-step instructions on how to make this delectable dessert.


  • 1 lb cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper ensuring the paper extends over the sides of the pan.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually add in the sugar, and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Next, add in the eggs one at a time, making sure to beat each one well before adding the next.
  • Add in the heavy cream and vanilla extract, and stir until everything is well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and salt. Fold this mixture into the cream cheese mixture until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, and spread it out evenly.
  • Place the cake pan in the preheated oven, and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the cheesecake is golden brown and set around the edges but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  • Remove from the oven, and let the cheesecake cool for at least 30 minutes before removing it from the pan and slicing.


  • Be sure to use room temperature ingredients to keep the texture smooth and creamy.
  • Do not overmix or overbake the cheesecake, as it may result in a tough texture.
  • The cake may crack on top, but this is part of the signature look of Basque burnt cheesecake.


This Basque burnt cheesecake recipe is sure to impress any dessert lover. With simple ingredients and minimal prep work, it’s the perfect recipe to add some variety to your baking routine.

Enjoy the delicious caramelized exterior and creamy center in every bite. Try it out and let us know what you think!