Love it or hate it, the basque burnt cheesecake is the undisputed cake of the pandemic.
At the height of Covid-19, the cake with caramelised top that borders on burnt and a molten lava center became ultra trendy as cravings surged during lockdown.
Google Trends suggests that search queries for “basque burnt cheesecake” reached its peak in mid-June this year.
The cake is quite literally liquid gold for aspiring home bakers and established bakeries alike, encouraging more and more places to sell it to meet the high demand.
Good news – you don’t have to go all the way down to specific bakeries or pre-order to get the delectable dessert anymore.
Now sold in supermarkets
We recently discovered basque burnt cheesecake being sold at various Sheng Siong and Shell Select Petrol Mart outlets islandwide.
The cheesecake comes in a tub and retails at a price of S$9.90. It weighs 300gm.
It can be found in the freezers within the supermarkets, alongside other confections and frozen treats.
The 5-inch cake is made by local ready-to-eat snack brand Goomedo and yes, it is halal-certified.
According to instructions on the tub, the frozen cake should be microwaved at 180°C for 2 minutes to melt the molten lava core.
Here’s how the cake looks unboxed:
Here’s how the cake looks when cut:
And here’s where you can find the cakes:
Top image via goomedo.singapore and mightyfoodie on Instagram