Basque burnt cheesecakes are dubbed as one of the easiest cheesecake to make due to the little ingredients required and that the end-product doesn’t need to be presentable. Instead, the surface should be burnt with a gooey center that beckons you for a second bite. This cheesecake has been around for quite some time but recently made a comeback during the stay-home period where aspiring home-bakers took on the challenge of creating their version.
From home-based businesses to brick and mortar stores, here’s where you can get the best Basque burnt cheesecakes in Singapore.
1. Cat & the Fiddle
A household name for cheesecakes in Singapore, Cat & the Fiddle’s take on the trendy burnt cheesecake is known as the Charred Eclipse. Instead of using regular cream cheese, these folks take it up a notch with the use of Martabak cheese (commonly used in Indonesian Martabak sweet snack), which delivers an intense cheese flavour, but still manages to not taste too jelak.
Buy here: Online here or visit their physical stores at The Central @ Clarke Quay, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, #01-41, S059817/ Junction 8, 9 Bishan Pl, #02-32A, S579837/ Westgate, 3 Gateway Dr, #01-18, S608532
Source: Simply Nuha
Source: Simply Nuha
Bakes by SimplyNuha are more than just simple – they are finger-lickin’ delicious and are too pretty to be eaten. Established in 2013, the Muslim owned home bakery also has other signature flavours such as Coffee, Chocolate and Dalgona Biscoff Basque Cheesecakes. Slice through the cake and you’ll witness a creamy center that oozes in perfection. Besides cakes, they are also known for their sublime Ondeh-Ondeh cookies.
Price: $55 onwards
Buy here: https://www.simplynuha.com
Centrally located at Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar, follow the aroma of toasty burnt cheesecake wafting through the air and you’ll find Chalong, which means ‘celebrate’ in Thai. Led by Chef Elin Boh who graduated with a diploma for pastry and cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu (Paris), they are serious about their cakes and the raved reviews by many are a testament to their attention to detail. Their burnt cheesecake is priced affordably at $30, which is enough for 5 pax.
Matcha fans, it’s time to ‘chalong’ because they also have the Premium Uji Matcha Cheesecake, where the matcha powder is specially sourced from Kyoto, Japan. They also do island-wide delivery for $12, with no minimum order required.
Price: $30 onwards
Buy here: https://chalongsg.myshopify.com or visit their store at 7 Wallich St, #B2-21, S078884
For a no-frill burnt cheesecake that has a velvety and luscious center, Brulee.SG hits all the right spots. If you like to heighten your senses and tickle your taste buds, be sure to try their flavours such as the Thai Milk Tea (with chewy pearls on your cake!) and Valrhona Chocolate Basque Burnt Cheesecakes. Or go local with the Mao Shan Wang and Chempedak Brulee Basque Burnt Cheesecakes which promises a taste of home.
If you’re on portion control, consider the Mini Plater Basque Burnt Cheesecake, a 3” inch cake that promises the same delight with every bite.
Price: $46 onwards
Buy here: www.shor.by/bruleesg
5. Le Petit Baker
Le Petit Baker may or may not be small in size, but they’re definitely big on flavour! Scroll through their Instagram feed (@lepetitbakersg), and you’ll drool at images that are beautifully captured. We recommend going for the Premium Vanilla Bean Paste Burnt Cheesecake ($45), which has a stronger flavour that gives it an extra oomph! For Matcha lovers, the Matchaya Houjicha Burnt Cheesecake ($45) is rich, smoky and creamy – the perfect cake to have for tea time and might just transport you to Japan.
Price: $39 onwards
Buy here: https://www.lepetitbaker.com/shop
5. Fluffy Pastry Patisserie
Source: Fluffy Pastry
Source: Fluffy Pastry
If you love the sweet and addictive Lotus biscuit, you’ll love Fluff Pastry Patisserie’s take on their Speculoos Lotus Basque Burnt Cheesecake that are freshly baked upon order. Other flavours include Oreo Basque Burnt Cheesecake, where you’ll get sprinkles of crunchy oreo bits. Leave your calorie counter elsewhere because each bit is sinful, but we’ll assure you that they’re oh-so-good! And they also have fluffy and moist cinnamon rolls that are just as scrumptious.
Price: $28 onwards
Buy here: @fluffypastry
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