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Burnt Basque style cheesecake

Burnt Basque style cheesecake

This Burnt Basque style cheesecake with its caramelised exterior is the perfect addition to your weekend dinner.


  • Set your oven to 240ᵒc or as high as it will go. For this recipe, it needs to be hot! Give it a good amount of time to heat up.
  • For the cheesecake mix, blend the cream cheese, caster sugar, eggs, flour, double cream, sour cream and vanilla together using a blender, or you can just do this with a whisk try to get all the lumps out so you have a nice smooth finish.
  • Line a 22cm cake ring with greaseproof paper and pour in the cheesecake mix
  • Bake at 240ºc for 20-25 mins until well coloured on the top and undercooked in the middle. This will look very undercooked and wobbly but it’s ok! You want this effect.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool to room temperature before chilling in the fridge, ideally overnight or at least for 4-5 hours.
  • While the cheesecake is cooling, mix the raspberries with the honey and the chia seeds in a small bowl and set aside for the seeds to hydrate in the raspberry juice.
  • To serve, simply cut the cake, it should be almost mousse-like in the middle and very soft. If it’s slightly over then it will still taste great so don’t worry. Serve with a spoon full of the jam