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Gluten Free Basque Cheesecake

Gluten Free Basque Cheesecake

Gluten-free version of the famous Basque burnt cheesecake. Delicious dessert for Shavuot or any other time.
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb. (450 grams) cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cream
  • ¼ cup cornstarch


  • Take the cream cheese and eggs out of the fridge and bring to room temperature.
  • Set the oven to 200°C / 400°F with the fan.
  • Line an 8inch/20cm round cake pan with baking paper, I used 2 sheets to have high walls all over the pan.
  • In a bowl, add the room temperature cream cheese and sugar and mix well.
  • Add the salt and the eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix well to incorporate the eggs in the batter.
  • Add the vanilla and cream and mix.
  • Sift in the cornstarch and mix again.
  • Pour the batter to the lined pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Cool the cake completely before cutting it, 1-2 hours at room temperature.
  • Serve and enjoy!