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by Kyzia Maramara

The world-famous New York Cheesecake is great, there’s no doubt about that, but perhaps what could rival its prestige is the Burnt Basque Cheesecake. The cheesecake originated decades ago in San Sebastian, Spain, the Basque region’s capital, where chef Santiago Rivera created the recipe for the La Viña restaurant.

Basque Cheesecakes break all the rules of our definition of what a “cheesecake” should be – it’s burnt, it doesn’t have a crust, and it looks out of this world. But take a slice out of one and you’ll discover why this food trend is here to stay. Here are local bakeries and shops where you can get your fill of the burnt cheesecake.


La Vienne Bakery


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Basque Burnt Cheesecakes from La Vienne Bakery comes in three sizes: a ¼ slice (P249), a Petite Tin Can (P399), and a Whole Tin Can (P988). Simply looking at the photos will make your mouth water; what more, getting a bite of that creamy goodness with a deliciously caramel-ly burnt top? The bakery delivers to select areas in Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Pampanga, and Zambales. Visit their website to place your orders.


Kaye Garcia


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Many who have tasted Kaye Termulo-Garcia’s creation will attest that it can convert non-cheesecake lovers to fans of the treat. Her Basque Burnt Cheesecake is perfectly browned and burnt on the outside but melt-in-your-mouth and decadent on the inside. It comes in half-recipe (P1,000) and full recipe (P2,000). She offers free delivery to those in the Ayala Alabang Village. For Metro Manila orders, customers will shoulder the Lalamove pickup. Send her a message on Instagram for orders.

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Basque MNL


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Basque MNL’s burnt cheesecake comes with a twist – it’s available layered in matcha flavor. Their Classic Burnt Cheesecake (P1,350) is light and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness and is also available in a box of 4 mini cakes (P1,350). A forkful of their The Perfect Match-A Cheesecake (P1,550) blends the original flavors with matcha, while The Basque Sesame (P1,550) combines earthy, nutty, and creamy notes — all in one bite. Pair it with hot tea or coffee and it’s the perfect mid-day snack. For orders, visit Basque MNL’s website.


Bake Scout

Just look at that perfect whole cheesecake and that equally perfect slice! Those who miss hanging out at cafes and ordering cakes can recreate the experience at home with Bake Scout’s very own Basque Burnt Cheesecake (P980/P1,650). But perhaps what would make your mouth water even more is their Belgian Chocolate Basque Burnt Cheesecake (P1,180) which is basically the ultimate dessert for chocolate and cheesecake lovers everywhere. Send Bake Scout a message on Instagram for inquiries or fill out their form for orders.


Twenty Four Bakeshop


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Twenty Four Bakeshop’s Burnt Basque Cheesecake is deliciously burnt, crustless, and comes with that mouthwatering custard-like center. You won’t settle for a single slice especially when the eight-inch cheesecake comes in four flavors: Original Vanilla (P250/P1,160), Ube (P270/P1,250), Uji Matcha (P320/P1,520), and Sugar-Free Black Sesame (P340/P1,580). You can order from their website.


La Crema Manila


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Those who live in the Ortigas area and are craving for cheesecake goodness, La Crema Manila is the answer to your woes. Their Burnt Basque Cheesecake comes in seven flavors: Original (P950/P1,350), Dark Chocolate (P950/P1,450), Matcha Dark (P950/P1,450), Matcha Swirl (P950/P1,450), Ube Halaya (P950/P1,450), Earl Grey Tea (P950/P1,450), and Hazelnut Mascarpone (P1,250/P1,750). If you want to try many flavors at once, their Sampler box (P750/P850) of four is available in original only or assorted four-inch cheesecakes. You can place your orders on their website.


The Manila Baker


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Choose from The Manila Baker’s three irresistible variants: Original Basque Burnt Cheesecake (P1,200/P1,800), Chocolate Hazelnut (P1,350), and Strawberry Cheesecake (P1,300/P1,900). Each whole cheesecake is made with premium ingredients (they don’t scrimp out on the cream cheese, guys) and baked to decadent perfection. It’s best eaten after chilled for a few minutes! Send them a DM on Instagram for orders.


Chrisha’s Kitchen


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Who says you can’t have cheesecake when you’re on a diet? Chrisha’s Kitchen takes care of that problem and lets you enjoy your life to the fullest. Their Burnt Basque Cheesecake (P850) is 100% sugar-free, diabetic-friendly, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and low carb. It also comes out of the oven looking so wonderfully smooth and burnt you might hesitate to slice it right up. They also offer Ube Burnt Basque Cheesecake (P850), while still keeping it low carb and sugar-free. Follow Chrisha’s Kitchen on Instagram for updates on their stock and place your order via their website.

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This article was republished with permission from 8List.ph. Minor edits have been made for Bitesized.ph.

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