Who would have thought that your kitchen accident years ago would have become one of the most sought-after desserts today? The Basque Burnt Cheesecake is basically your regular New York cheesecake — but chao da-ed.
It has a burnt crisp top which hides a custardy, wobbly cheesecake underneath. It’s supposed to be sensually creamy, cooked till just holding its shape. But, there have been many variations, with some places leaving theirs with a gooey lava centre.
The Basque burnt cheesecake trend has not died down since months ago and we’re loving it. If you’ve never had a taste of it before, here are 11 Basque Burnt Cheesecake delivered to you.
You’d be seriously wrong to undermine this small shack of a bakery along Empress Road. Meet Bakery Brera, one of the finest neighbourhood bakeries we’ve ever seen. Not in terms of stature, but in terms of their goods.
Rest assured that there is zero blasphemy when they term themselves as an “artisanal” bakery. Their Basque Burnt Cheesecake is wonderfully creamy and rich, albeit on the sweeter side. They sell it in slices (S$7.50) or as a whole 8 inch cake (S$62).
Place your order via their online platform here.
CAT & THE FIDDLE
Are we even surprised that Cat & The Fiddle is in this list? This Halal-certified bakery is basically built on cheesecakes. Founded by Daniel Tay, Cat & The Fiddle does not disappoint when it comes to gourmet cheesecakes.
Their rendition of the basque burnt cheesecake, Charred Eclipse (S$48.90), is entroved with Martabak cheese, which gives the cake a slightly tangy finish.
Head over to their website to order now!
CAKED WITH LOVE
Spearheaded by Jacqueline, Caked With Love specialises in customisable cakes and baking classes. They’ve cheated a little with the addition of berries to their cheesecake, which instantly levels up its otherwise monotonous appearance.
But, the fruits aren’t just for show. The tartness of the berries cleverly cuts through the heaviness of the cream cheese, giving it a superbly balanced profile.
You can directly message them via Instagram to order.
Elements is none other than the sister bakery of Fresh Fruits Lab, Platform 1094 and Herit8ge. Their bakes are all the product of their esteemed pastry chef, Jason, who’s armed with training from renowned chefs in Ritz Carlton and Star Cruise.
Their Basque Burnt Cheesecake (S$39) is a stellar piece of art — a gooey centre draped in a charred blanket. They sell it as a 6-inch whole cake, and requires at least a 3 days advanced order.
You can place your order via their online platform here. Or, you can WhatsApp them at +65 8834 8553 to order as well.
Well-versed in the art of European breads and pastries, Enjoue Bakery offers a wondrous take on the basque burnt cheesecake (S$28). Three, in fact — Classic Vanilla Bean; Fresh Blueberries & 72% Dark Chocolate.
We’ve tried many renditions over the past few months and we will go out on a limb to say that this is one of the best Basque Burnt Cheesecakes in Singapore.
For orders of S$42 (before GST) and above, customers get to enjoy free delivery. Otherwise, there is a delivery charge of S$8.50 per location, with a minimum order of S$30 (before GST).
Order via their Google form here.
KEONG SAIK BAKERY
It’ll be a long time coming before we get to hit the beach again. But, Keong Saik Bakery is bringing the waves to you with their latest Seashore Burnt Cheesecake.
This two-layered cake marries the gentle tones of earl grey with the vibrancy of the blue pea flower. If you’re not really into that, their Durian Burnt Cheesecake will beg for your attention.
Order via their Google form on their Instagram.
Home bakeries have been soaring on the waves of this period and Melted Bakehouse is no exception. Their burnt cheesecakes come in three outfits — Classic, Forest and Chocolate, and in two sizes — 6 inches or 8 inches.
Their chocolatey take entails a Valrhona chocolate fudge filling and a cocoa powder coating. One bite won’t be enough.
Delivery goes at a flat rate of S$15, with slots from 12pm – 3pm or 3pm – 7pm. There will be additional fees for other delivery timings.
Order via their website here here.
They sell their burnt cheesecakes in 6 inch and 8 inch sizes, with flavours ranging from Gula Melaka Coconut to Speculoos. Their cakes are on the lighter side so you won’t be feeling like you just downed ten blocks of cream cheese afterwards.
They also offer macarons and cookies in a wide variety of flavours.
Order via their Google form here.
OLIVIA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
This cake has got everybody talking. Playing more like a tart than a cake, Olivia Restaurant’s version is encased in a buttery almond sable crust.
Enthroned within is an oozey lava centre, the kind that makes your heart melt a little on the inside. Here’s the twist — they’ve spiked it with Valdeon cheese, a.k.a. Spanish blue cheese.
If your curiosity’s been piqued, you can WhatsApp them at +65 8296 0740 to pre-order.
Let them know at least 2 days in advance to avoid disappointment.
Fastest fingers first. Over here at Paparch, their goods sell out like hotcakes (literally). They’re already sold out till the end of July. So if you want to snap a slot, you’d better be fast when they release their slots.
Their Burnt Cheesecake comes in only one flavour, and they’ve absolutely nailed it. It has the most luscious melty centre, and a perfectly burnt crust. Nothing too cloying or diabetically sweet.
Order via their website here.
If The Kins’ had to pick their one signature dish, it would be the Burnt Cheesecake. Their cheesecake selection is limited, with only two flavours — original (S$8) and houjicha (S$8.50). But. they sure are great at it.
Their cheesecakes have a silky molten centre and slightly firmer sides, granting a delicious play on textures. Orders above S$50 can enjoy free delivery.
WhatsApp or call +65 8286 2230 to order.