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Burnt Basque Cheesecake… One of the creamiest and easiest desserts.
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Why You’ll Love Burnt Basque Cheesecake

This cheesecake is sooo dreamy, simple and absolutely delicious!


You can sub crème fraîche for sour cream, it adds the best flavor.

Burnt Basque Cheesecake
Burnt Basque Cheesecake

Recipe Tip

  • Beat the eggs one at a time.
  • Layer 2 sheets of parchment paper for maximum coverage.
  • Check at the 40 minute mark, every oven is different.
  • Preheating your pan 30-45 minutes beforehand works wonders.

Burnt Basque Cheesecake

By Nadia Aidi
Burnt Basque Cheesecake…one of the creamiest and easiest desserts!


  • 2 lb cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 crème fraîche
  • 1 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup heavy cream
  • 7 eggs
  • 3 tbsp flour


  • Beat the cream cheese, crème fraîche and sugar for 1-3 min until very smooth using a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, until really creamy and smooth
  • Add in salt, heavy cream and vanilla
  • Sift in flour while beating it
  • Butter your 9 inch spring form pan
  • Crinkle the parchment paper and place one sheet on top of the other, place inside the pan making sure you have 2-3 inch overhang
  • Add in the cheesecake batter and bake at 415F for 45-60 min. You want it golden brown on top and jiggly in the middle. Rustic looking cheesecake is the whole point
  • Let it cool fully before removing it from pan and chill in fridge, ideally overnight

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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