Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mango Cheesecake

Hey mango, be proud! You're my official first dense cheesecake in baked water bath.

I know I'm slow in this Mango frenzy, but better late than never. Added an impromptu self invented mango gelee layer to cover up the not-so-pretty cheesecake surface.

Think the cheesecake looks pretty hohoho. Mom was really impressed by it. The mango fragrance could be stronger from the cheesecake probably because my mangoes ain't exactly of the best quality. But refreshing and fruity enough, dense, rich and creamy, totally thrilled eating it. I suggest chilling it over a day because the flavors infused better and the texture becomes creamier as well. Still reminiscing my cheesecake experience at Cheesecake Factory when I was in States. Hopefully I'll reach the standards one day :)

Am submitting this entry to Aspiring Bakers #6: Say Cheese! (April 2011).

Mango Cheesecake (adapted from Alex Goh's Fantastic Cheesecakes)


Cake Base:
200g digestive biscuit crumbs
100g unsalted butter, melted

500g cream cheese, room temperature
120g sugar
30g cornflour
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon zest, grated
150g mango
3 eggs
150g whipping cream

1. Press digestive biscuit base onto the bottom of a greased 20-cm springform tin. Refrigerate for 15 mins.
2. Cream cream cheese, sugar and cornflour until light and smooth.
3. Place lemon juice, zest and mango in the blender and blend until smooth. Add puree mixture into cream cheese mixture and mix until well blended.
4. Add eggs one at a time and cream until smooth.
5. Add whipping cream & cream until well combined. Pour the cheese filling over the prepare biscuit base.
6. Bake in water bath at 160°C for 60-70mins or until firm.
7. Remove the cake from the oven and set aside to cool. Refrigerate cake for 5h.
8. Decorate as desired.

Gelee Layer:
200g mango
1 tsp gelatin powder
20ml water

1. Puree mango until smooth.
2. Sprinkle gelatin over water and let it sit for 5 mins. Warm the mixture over simmering water until gelatin powder melts thoroughly.
3. Stir warm gelatin mixture into pureed mango and pour over cheesecake. Chill for >2h.


  1. Love mango cheese cakes! Yours look fantastic!

  2. This cheesecake is lovely! I want a piece please :)

  3. lovely! definitely tastes good too!

  4. I love mango cheesecake too ! The cake looks absolutely beautiful !

  5. I simply love cheesecake! yours looks so fantastic! *slurp*

  6. beautifully done! leave a slice for me!

  7. Hey Jean, this is really perfectly done! I am drooling! :))

  8. I love everything with mango, I just can't resist seeing this. Your mango cheese cake just perfectly done! Well done.

  9. I love mango but have never tried making mango cheesecake before, simply because I always finish up all the mangoes before I can bake anything out of it ^_^

  10. jean, this cake is so gorgeous! i love mango cheesecakes too but have yet attempted one. yes, definately you can make it to the standards of cheesecake factory one day..why not?

  11. yes, better late than never (: the cake look so lovely and mango-y too!! (: i think no need good quality mango, normal ones also can but choose those really ripe kind will be great (:

  12. Hi Jean! You make me salivate with your mango cheesecake..I'm really imagining the taste right now!!

  13. your cheesecake looks so good. i'm jealous :)

  14. wow very impressive!!! ive yet to make a dense cheesecake (only jap version). what a beautiful layer of gelee on top too! man i feel like a slice now.....

  15. Hubby stills raves about cheesecake factory.. he saw yours here and asks " so, when are we making this ?" ....

  16. I love almost everything with mangoes and this is one of them, who would refuse such a beauty??!!

  17. Now look at what you’ve done … you have me seriously craving for a piece of this
    Looks fantastic, I love the mango and the cheesecake

  18. You are very good in cheesecake. i will bookmark this for my daugh's birthday. thks for sharing