Air Fryer Basque Cheesecake
The ultimate easy cheesecake, this Basque-inspired delight comes together in no time with the help of your trusty air fryer. It’s gooey and creamy and we can’t get enough! As an added bonus, this cheesecake is served at room temperature, meaning you’ll be scoffing cheesecake goodness in a fraction of the time!
Basque cheesecakes have had a bit of a moment lately. And why not? They’re quick, easy, absolutely delicious and need only basic ingredients and equipment. The result is simply addictively delicious!
Though the origins of this cake are fairly recent – it was invented in 1990 by Spanish chef Santiago Rivera, the burnt Basque cheesecake has become a true classic. This is largely thanks to its custardy texture, simple ingredients and no-fuss or frills preparation.
We’ve made this one using the Instant Vortex air fryer, but you can always pop it into the oven if you don’t have an air fryer. See the FAQS below for oven instructions!
To make this burnt Basque cheesecake, you’ll only need 7 ingredients and an air fryer or oven. This recipe is vegetarian and is ready in under an hour! You can play with the flavours and see what you like best. Try lemon, vanilla or orange!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I bake this cheesecake in the oven?
Heat the oven to 240 degrees C, ensuring plenty of space above the middle tray. Proceed as per the recipe below, and bake for 30 minutes, or until the middle is just jiggly and the surface of the Basque cheesecake is blackened.
Why did my basque cheesecake fall in the centre?
Don’t be concerned if your cake comes out with a fallen centre. This is the traditional appearance of the cheesecake and is a result of the characteristic “undercooked” centre of Basque cheesecakes.
Absolutely yes. To make this cake ahead, simply bake your cheesecake and refrigerate. Remove the Basque cheesecake from the fridge one hour before serving time. This will ensure a creamy and soft centre at serving.