Vanilla Burnt Basque Cheesecake
  • 24 ounces soft cream cheese
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 1tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ c. heavy cream
  • ¼ c. flour
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
Chocolate Ganache
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch cheesecake pan, I prefer removable bottom and line with parchment. Let the parchment extend up past the rim of the pan.
  3. In a mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy and smooth on medium.
  4. Add one egg at a time.
  5. On low, add cream.
  6. Slowly add flour and salt,
  7. Pour into your pan and bake 1 hour until very golden. Center should still have a joggle.
  8. Cool 5-10 minutes and remove from pan.
  9. Chill.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Microwave cream and chocolate together until melted.
  2. Add vanilla and drizzle over slices.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at