Hey there, cheesecake lovers! If you're craving something sweet but want to keep it low-carb, you have to try my Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice. It's rich, creamy, and super easy to make. A big favourite here and I am sure you will fall in love with it too!
Keto Basque Cheesecake stacked on top of one of another on a piece of baking paper.

What is Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice?

This Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice is a low-carb version of the classic Basque Cheesecake, known for its rich, creamy texture and deliciously caramelized top.

This keto-friendly adaptation is perfect for those who love cheesecake but want to avoid the carbs. Made with a buttery almond meal crust and rich velvety cream cheese filling, burnt to perfection. Sounds weird right? Burning the top, but trust me it really does make it something else!

Why I Love Basque Cheesecake

I love this Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice because it’s indulgent but sugar free. The flavour and texture are really different, “caramelly”, and a very different texture to traditional baked cheesecake recipes.

But the best part is when you dig in. It’s so light and delicately sweet.

And let’s not forget the “burnt” top layer, giving it that unique caramelized flavour. Combined with the creamy cheesecake underneath, it’s reminiscent of crème caramel or caramel flan!

keto cheesecake ingredients on a wood bench top.

The Ingredients

  • Brown Sweetener: – You can use powdered sweetener, however, for a richer taste, use a brown sweetener like Lakanto Brown or Sukrin Gold.
  • Butter: Swap with coconut oil if you need.
  • Cream Cheese – You can use lactose free cream cheese if you need to reduce the amount of dairy. You can also use the low fat cream cheese to reduce calories.
  • Thickened Cream: Heavy cream or whipping cream can be used as substitutes.

How To Make Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 180℃ fan/200°C static/400°F. Spray a 26 x 17 cm slice tray with olive oil spray and line with baking paper.

Step 2. For the base, add all dry ingredients to a large bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave for 45 seconds on high, then add to the dry ingredients and mix through. Press the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.

Step 3. Mix all cheesecake filling ingredients in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until you have a smooth, velvety consistency. Pour the filling over the baked base.

Step 4. Bake for 30 minutes until the top has darkened but the filling is still soft and jiggly. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Variations of Flavors and Cooking Methods

  • Lemon Zest: Add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the cheesecake mixture for a refreshing citrus twist.
  • Chocolate Swirl: Mix in a few tablespoons of melted keto chocolate for a marbled effect.
  • Berry Compote: Top the cooled cheesecake slices with a homemade berry compote for a fruity finish.

Cooking Methods:

  • Oven: The traditional method involves baking in an oven until the top is dark and caramelized. For the last few minutes, I turn my oven on to the top element only to achieve a dark crust on the Basque cheesecake.
  • Air Fryer: For a quicker alternative, bake the cheesecake slice in an air fryer at 160°C (320°F) for about 25 minutes.
  • Instant Pot: Use the Instant Pot on the “Bake” setting, with a bit of water in the bottom, and cook for about 25 minutes. Allow natural pressure release.
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FAQs

Why is my Basque cheesecake too runny?

The centre of Basque cheesecake should be slightly jiggly when you take it out of the oven. It will firm up as it cools. If it’s too runny, it might need a bit more baking time.

Can I make Basque cheesecake without a crust?

Yes, you can skip the crust if you prefer a crustless cheesecake. Just pour the filling directly into a lined baking pan.

Can I use a different sweetener?

Yes, you can use any keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol, monk fruit, or stevia. Adjust the quantity to taste as different sweeteners vary in sweetness.

What to Serve with Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice

Pair this cheesecake slice with a cup of hot coffee or chai tea. For more indulgence, serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate sauce.

Best Ways for Storing It

Store the cheesecake slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze individual slices wrapped in plastic wrap and foil for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Love Cheesecake?

Here are just a few of my favourites!

  1. Keto Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
  2. Baked Mascarpone Cheesecake
  3. No Bake Keto Cheesecake
  4. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake
  5. Low Carb New York Cheesecake
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Keto Basque Cheesecake stacked on top of one of another on a piece of baking paper.

Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice

Hey there, cheesecake lovers! If you’re craving something sweet but want to keep it low-carb, you have to try my Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice. It’s rich, creamy, and super easy to make. A big favourite here and I am sure you will fall in love with it too!
4.98 from 39 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 24 slices
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Equipment

Ingredients 

Base

Cheesecake

  • 450 g (16 oz) cream cheese
  • 140 g (5 oz) brown sweetener
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 3 (3) eggs
  • 200 g ( cups) thickened cream or heavy cream

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 180℃ fan/200°C static/400°F. Spray 26 x 17 cm slice tray with olive oil spray and line with baking paper.
  • Add all base dry ingredients to a large bowl
  • Melt butter in microwave for 45 seconds on high. Add to dry ingredients and mix through. Press into prepared tin.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Mix all cheesecake filling in stand mixer or hand mixer until you have a smooth velvet consistency. Pour over base.
  • Bake 30 minutes until top has darkened but filling is still soft and jiggly. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

THERMOMIX BASQUE CHEESECAKE

  • Preheat oven to 180℃ fan/200°C static/400°F. Spray 26 x 17 cm slice tray with olive oil spray and line with baking paper.
  • Melt butter, mix all base ingredients; 20 seconds/ speed 5. Press base mixture into prepared tin
  • BAKE 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Mix all cheesecake ingredients 90 sec/speed 8. Pour onto base
  • BAKE 30 minutes until top has darkened but filling is still soft and jiggly. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Notes

Storage Tips:
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze individual slices wrapped in plastic wrap and foil for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before serving.
Ingredients Tips:
  • Use fresh, finely ground almond meal for a smoother crust.
  • If using coconut oil instead of butter, ensure it’s melted and cooled slightly before mixing.
Alternative Cooking Tips:
  • Air Fryer: Bake at 160°C (320°F) for about 25 minutes.
  • Instant Pot: Use the “Bake” setting with a bit of water at the bottom, cook for 25 minutes, and allow natural pressure release.
Chefs Tips:
  • Let the cheesecake cool completely before slicing to ensure clean cuts.
  • For added flavour, top with a keto-friendly berry compote or a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate sauce.

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.6mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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25 responses to “Keto Basque Cheesecake Slice”

  1. Elizabeth Bell

    This looks so good but what kind of tin do you bake it in? I’m in the US so a 9×9 or tart pan? Thanks

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Elizabeth, use a 11inch x 7 inch brownie pan. If the pan is slightly smaller or larger it will still work just watch the baking time.

  2. Fei

    May I check how much cream to use for the topping?
    Which cheesecake out of all your recipe here should I try?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Fei, there is no cream on the top but if you wish to serve it that way it is up to you how much you want.

  3. Kristen Madeley

    5 stars
    I made this today using the Thermomix method and waited for as long as I could before trying some for dessert lol. It was still a bit warm but delish!

    PS The conventional method is still missing the step to increase the temp to 195℃.

  4. 5 stars
    This was super easy and delicious! Didn’t have Sukrin so used vitafiber (and added a bit extra cause I have a sweet tooth) and lemon essence and it was so good the backpackers living with me didn’t realise it was low Carb! Mum and dad loved it too. None left though…….

  5. Michele

    5 stars
    Hi Megan. I love this recipe and make it often. The first time I made it the top went black as it should. the subsequent times, it didn’t. In my search for why this might be, I noticed that in the thermomix instructions, you turn the oven up high for the cheesecake cooking, but not in the conventional method. So I think that the first time I made it, I turned the oven up and the subsequent times I didn’t because I was following the conventional method.
    Thanks for all your hard work in making keto fun, scrumptios and creative. Love your site.

    1. Megan

      Thanks Michele I will fix the recipe to have the same instructions on both. Cheers

  6. Anonymous

    THe top of mine didn’t go black. I was following the conventional method but I’ve just noticed that the thermo method says to turn the oven up to 190 but the conventional one doesn’t. IF I had turned up the oven I suppose the top would blacken and not be just a pale brown. A Mistake? Beautiful slice though.

  7. Krista Rogers

    Just wondering if you can use maple syrup instead of Sukrin? Thanks Krista

    1. Megan

      You can as long as you know that maple syrup will add more calories and carbs to the slice.

  8. Hollie M

    5 stars
    This was really easy to make and tasted amazing! Will definitely make again!!!

  9. Kristine Brown

    5 stars
    I baked a triple batch of this amazing slice for our morning tea fundraiser last week and keto and non keto guests all loved it. Not a slice was left on the big table of cupcakes, yet there were high sugar cupcakes leftover.

  10. Jan Everingham

    I would love to try this tomorrow, but what have used as the chocolate topping.??

    1. Megan

      That isn’t a chocolate topping Jan. It is the “Basque”. the burnt topping

  11. Rachael

    I am trying this recipe this week 😍

  12. Natusha

    5 stars
    This was the first thing I had made of yours and it is so yum it should come with the warning “dangerously addictive”.
    I made it dairy free and you can’t even tell.
    I also loved how easy it was to make, thank you for this recipe

  13. Claire Hill

    5 stars
    Looks amazing! Thermomix instructions look easy too thank you xx

  14. Debra Calderwood

    5 stars
    Made this today one of the nicest cheese cakes I have had this is def on our to make again list

    1. Megan

      I am so happy you loved this Debra. Thanks so much for the review

  15. Karen

    Made this last night. Oh wow. Didn’t have Sukrin Gold, so used natvia, 25g in the base and 100g in the topping as I was worried it would be too sweet and have an aftertaste. Worked a treat. Also used 2 drops of liquid caramel stevia as recommended. Hubby asked for a second piece just to make sure he liked it. ☺️ it was yummy warm too…… this recipe is a keeper. thanks Megan!

  16. Sharon M

    For a vegan version how much aquafaba would I use?

    1. Megan

      Hi Sharon, use 4-5 tbsp of aquafaba to replace the eggs

  17. Lesley

    Hi this looks Devine. What can I substitute for xanthum gum please

    1. Megan

      You can use guar gum, or just leave it out

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