Prepare the pan and ingredients for your simple burnt Basque cheesecake.

Put the cream cheese and sugar into a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.

Mix Cream Cheese

Add the eggs one by one while the mixer is running, ensuring each one is fully mixed in before adding the next.

Add The Eggs

Pour the simple burnt Basque cheesecake batter into the prepared pan and place in the oven.

Pour the batter

Bake until the top of the cheesecake is deep brown, puffed up, and has a slight wobble, approximately 55 minutes.


Let the Basque cheesecake cool to lukewarm on the countertop; you can expect a significant sink in the center as it cools. This is normal! Chill overnight to set.


To serve, slice your simple burnt Basque cheesecake with a hot knife, wiping the blade between each cut to get nice clean slices.