• 950 grams (33.5 ounces) cream cheese
  • 600 grams (21.2 ounces) whipping cream
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) sugar
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) chocolate hazelnut paste
  • 40 grams (1.4 ounces) starch
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs


  • Blender

    Ensure your blender is powerful enough to mix all your ingredients smoothly—chunks of cream cheese can ruin the texture.

  • 20-22cm (7.87-8.66 inch) Springform Pan

    This ensures your cheesecake holds its shape. If you don't have one, a regular cake tin with a removable bottom will do.

  • Baking Sheet

    Place the springform pan on this to catch any potential drips. Trust us, cleaning your oven will be much harder!


Step 1

1. Preheat your oven to 464°F (240°C).

Step 2

Tip: Always preheat your oven before starting to ensure even baking.

Step 3

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, whipping cream, sugar, chocolate hazelnut paste, starch, cocoa powder, and eggs. Use a blender or electric mixer to blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Step 4

Tip: Make sure your cream cheese and eggs are at room temperature for a smoother batter.

Step 5

3. Pour the batter into a greased or parchment-lined 20-22cm (7.87-8.66 inch) springform pan.

Step 6

Tip: Tap the pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.

Step 7

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.

Step 8

Tip: If the top is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.

Step 9

5. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool completely at room temperature. Then refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Step 10

Tip: Chilling the cheesecake allows the flavors to meld and the texture to set properly.


Creating serving suggestions for a fantastic cheesecake is like preparing for a mini celebration each time! This cheesecake is divine solo, but let’s get creative. Start with a classic touch: top your cheesecake with fresh berries—be it strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. They offer a burst of flavor and a vivid color contrast that's sure to impress. For an extra layer of wow, drizzle some homemade berry coulis on each slice. For the nutty fans out there, crushed toasted hazelnuts or almonds sprinkled over a generous caramel sauce can turn each bite into an indulgence. Alternatively, a light dusting of cocoa powder or even some chocolate shavings can add a certain chocolatey elegance to your serving platter. Planning a sophisticated soirée? Pair each slice with a small glass of dessert wine or a shot of espresso. The bitterness from the coffee balances the sweetness of the cheesecake wonderfully, creating a stunning end to any dinner party. And do not forget to plate it beautifully—perhaps with a sprig of mint for a pop of green! Elevate your experience with these fun and tasty ideas.


Looking to make this delicious cheesecake gluten-free or vegan? No worries! For a gluten-free version, simply swap out any starch containing gluten for a gluten-free alternative like cornstarch or arrowroot powder. Everything else in the recipe remains the same—you’ll still achieve that creamy, dreamy texture. To make this cheesecake vegan, the changes are quite simple. Use a dairy-free cream cheese and replace the whipping cream with a coconut cream or a vegan whipping cream substitute. Substitute the eggs with a mixture of flaxseed meal and water (one tablespoon of flaxseed meal with two and a half tablespoons of water for each egg). Ensure your chocolate hazelnut paste is also vegan-friendly. Follow the same steps, and you’ll have a vegan cheesecake that’s just as delicious!


  • Can I use a hand mixer instead of a blender?

    Yes, a hand mixer works too, but make sure to blend until smooth to avoid lumps.

  • How do I prevent cracks in my cheesecake?

    Cracks often occur due to drastic temperature changes. Allow your cheesecake to cool gradually in the oven with the door slightly open before refrigerating.

  • Can I add other flavors to this cheesecake?

    Definitely! Think about adding vanilla extract, lemon zest, or even some coffee for varied flavor profiles.

  • How can I make my cheesecake denser?

    To achieve a denser texture, reduce the whipping cream slightly or blend the mixture for a shorter duration.

  • What’s the best way to cut clean slices?

    Use a hot knife, wiping it clean between each cut. This ensures smooth and neatly sliced portions.

  • Can I freeze this cheesecake?

    Yes, this cheesecake freezes well. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition facts

Chocolate Basque cheesecake
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approximately 550 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):500 - 600
Total Fat:45g
Saturated Fat:27g
Total Carbohydrate:25g
Total Sugars:15g