Drinks and Desserts

July 31, 2020
Burnt Ube Cheesecake

Time needed: 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Makes: 1 10” cheesecake, 6 – 8 servings

2½ blocks cream cheese (225g)
¾ cup sugar
4 pieces eggs, large
1 cup all-purpose cream
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cup ube halaya
¼ teaspoon ube flavor
Butter, for greasing pan


  1. Prepare baking pan

    Grease 10” spring-form pan with softened butter. Cover with parchment paper making sure to have 2 inches of paper standing above the pan on all sides. Place spring-form pan on top of a baking sheet.

  2. Beat cream cheese

    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until sugar crystals have completely dissolved. To test this, take a little bit and rub it in between fingers. You should not feel any granule of sugar before proceeding to the next step.

  3. Add eggs

    Beat in eggs, one at a time, into the cream cheese until fully incorporated.

  4. Add ube

    Add cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until fully combined. Mix in ube halaya and ube flavoring. Mix until smooth and fully combined.

  5. Bake and cool

    Bake in a preheated oven for about 1 hour at 200°C, until the top has risen significantly and is “burnt” – deeply golden brown on top but still jiggly. Cool for about 15 minutes. It will fall drastically as it cools. Remove from spring-form pan then allow to cool completely before removing the parchment paper. Serve at room temperature.