One of the latest trends on our social media feeds lately is the wobbly, jiggly and creamy Basque Cheesecake. If you’re hearing it for the first time, let us tell you what this deliciousness is. This particular cheesecake, which originated in Spain years ago, is gaining immense traction thanks to Instagram. This simple yet flavourful cheesecake is baked at high temperatures to create its signature charred top and a melty cheese centre.
The recipe might look deceptively simple, but it requires high precision skills to make a good one. The trend has taken over Singapore too, sometimes with bonus additions of local elements. The classic dessert is an ultimate treat to indulge yourself in especially when we are all staying at home so much. Our curated list includes places that offer free island-wide delivery as well, so you can relax and enjoy your dessert peacefully at home!
Olivia Restaurant and Lounge
If you are an adventurous eater, the Olivia Restaurant and Lounge has you covered. Their famous cheesecake incorporates the standard variety of cream cheese along with the unique taste of Valdeon blue cheese imported from Spain. The blue cheese adds a slight savoury kick to the otherwise sweet dish.
There is nothing more picturesque than the hot molten cheese gently flooding onto your plate. Along with its exquisite taste, the homemade cheesecake is also a sight to behold. The crust is made of delicate almond sable with just the adequate amount of charred and caramelised top. If you’re worried about the taste but still want to give it a try, get a slice for $14. If you really love it, a whole cake retails at $80. A gentle reminder to not forget to take a picture for your Instagram before digging in!
Lately, the Grub Bistro has been making the news among local food connoisseurs for their novel take on the classic Burnt Cheesecake. Guess what? It’s the Kaya Burnt Cheesecake! This is one of the two types of Basque Cheesecake offered by the food joint. The fragrant coconut flavour of the kaya is artfully combined with the usual cream cheese to achieve that fragrant and unique taste. This unusual combination provides diners a wholesome and hearty snack infused with the our unique Singaporean essence.
If Kaya is not your you kind of thing, go for the regular Basque Burnt Cheesecake. Both of them can easily occupy the top positions in our top-rated dessert list, with their soft cheesy core and slightly torched tops. Grub offers both variants at an affordable price of $10.50 per slice. Pre-booking might be necessary if you’re ordering a whole cake. With island-wide delivery system provided by the outlet, you wouldn’t miss out on getting a taste of these scrumptious goodies.
The quaint little bakery that started out as a hobby of its owner has one of the most exquisite cheesecakes in the city. The pastel interiors of the shop serve as a backdrop to the heavenly smell of freshly baked goods that emanates from its inside. As you can probably guess, the Basque Burnt Cheesecake is current one of their in-demand items.
Unlike other burnt cheesecakes, the top is not heavily scorched. The outer layer is lightly toasted to maintain the dense cream cheese filling in a custard form. This cheesecake is incredibly soft and jiggly in texture, melting in your mouth at the very first bite. However, their cheesecake is only available from Wednesday to Saturday and costs $75.00 for a whole cake. They offer their own delivery service.
Cat & the Fiddle
You cannot be a cheesecake enthusiast in Singapore without having heard of the Cat & the Fiddle. Their quirky store decor and halal cheesecakes have garnered the interest of food lovers. This cheesecake specialty shop includes everything from classic New York cheesecake to Asian inspired flavours like the Tangy Lemon & Yuzu cheesecake.
But as a burnt cheesecake lover, we could not help but look at the Charred Eclipse – their version of the Basque Burnt Cheesecake. Their rendition of this trendy cake is a decadent indulgence of intense cheese flavour that will simply blow anyone’s mind. The secret to its rich and creamy flavour is the gratifying combination of cream cheese and martabak cheese. The half-baked cheesecake has a completely toasted outer crust along with a sweet and tangy molten cheese centre. It is only available as a whole cake ($48.90). However, you definitely don’t have to worry because you are not stoping at just one slice. The store offers island-wide delivery at a small charge.
Cat & the Fiddle (Westgate)
3, #01-18 Gateway Dr
Cat & the Fiddle (Clarke Quay Central)
6 Eu Tong Sen St
Cat & the Fiddle (Tai Seng)
8, #01-01 Burn Rd, Trivex
When we think of cheesecakes, we often picture getting them at a picturesque cafe or bakery. You might not expect this trendy dessert item from LUMO. But they actually whip up some mean burnt cheesecakes that you won’t be able to stop coming back for. This item is undoubtedly a surprise among their usual dishes of pasta, risotto, and meat. The melt in your mouth cheesecake is charred to perfection while still having a softest centre.
Don’t be fooled by its light and gooey texture that makes it look slightly crumbling and sinking. Each bite is an exciting combination of the intense flavour and awesome texture. Every slice is served with a side of pickled red currant and yogurt cream. The slight tangy taste of the fruit and yogurt breaks through the cloying sweetness of the burnt cheesecake. The cheesecakes are priced at S$14 per slice and S$80 for a whole cake. The restaurant also provides its own island-wide delivery.
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