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Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Basque Burnt Cheesecake just oozes with creaminess! Also called "Tarta de Queso", this delicious "a bite isn't enough" cake is just the right finishing touch after a hearty meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Chilling Time12 hrs
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French, International
Keyword: basque cheesecake, basque cheesecake recipe, burnt cheesecake, cheesecake recipe
Author: Mia


  • 300 grams 1 ¼ cups cream cheese
  • 100 grams ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100 ml ½ cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven at 230°C or 446°F. Roughly line a 15 cm round baking pan with a 12 in X 12 in parchment/baking paper.
  • In a bowl, Tip in the cream cheese and granulated sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until sugar dissolves and creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time while continuously beating until fully incorporated or approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch, salt, whipping cream, and vanilla extract. Beat again for 3 minutes or until fully incorporated. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 230°C or 446°F. After the 30 minute mark, lower the temperature to 210°C/410°F and bake for another 30 minutes or until the top is dark brown in color.
  • Remove from the oven and let it completely cool down in the pan. Place in the fridge and chill for 2-3 hours or overnight. Bon appetit!



  1. Cooking time may vary depending on the oven used.
  2. Ingredients should be in room temperature.