Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mango Cheesecake



This is quite amazing and interesting at the same time that I am a popular baker amongst my friends and family yet, I have posted just one cake on my blog so far but I have shared recipes of some other baked goods like muffins, rollscookies and stuffed bread that you can check the recipe of in my previous posts (click on the highlighted text to get the recipes) There is a valid reason behind not doing more cake posts yet which is that, I have been covering seasonal recipes mostly but you will see a lot of baking; cakes and muffins in the future, In Sha Allah (God Willing)

The recipe that I am going to share today is something that I tried both my hand at making as well as for tasting it for the first time. It is a cake, yet a no-bake one and a very delicious, rich and decadent dessert that almost everyone loves and is known as a Cheesecake! 


I've eaten a baked cheesecake many times and it is one of my most favorite desserts but unfortunately, I've never tried making it at home ever besides, in this scorching heat, I am avoiding turning my oven on and then sweat away while trying to prepare some baked goodies! Hopefully, as soon as the weather gets a little mild, I'll get my baking mode on again but I do have a few recipes saved in my archives that I shall be posting on my blog in future.

Since cheesecake is also a family favorite so I thought to try making it with mangoes but keeping in mind the heat index, I wanted a no-bake version of it. I then looked for different recipes on the web and came up with a recipe by making a few exceptions to the ones I liked. I used fresh Pakistani mangoes for this recipe but you can use the canned pulp in place of the fresh mango's puree. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can use any other fruit you like instead of mangoes to make your favorite fruit flavored cheesecake. You can make this cake into single servings too if you like. The wonderful thing about this dessert is that my parents loved it though they are not a fan of these kind of cakes so, I was one happy being! This recipe has undoubtedly become another family favorite now :)

Get your dessert cravings unleashed today! :D


Mango Cheesecake 

Ingredients:

Base:
Digestive Biscuits/Graham Crackers: 20-24 
Butter: (softened) 1/2 cup/113 gms/4 ounces 
Granulated Sugar: 4 tbsp.

Filling:
Mango Pulp/Puree: 1 cup
Cream Cheese: 8 ounces/225 gms
Heavy Whipping Cream: 250 ml/1 cup
Gelatin Powder/Agar Agar Powder: 3 tbsp.Lemon Juice: 1 tbsp.

Topping:
Mango Pulp/Puree: 1 cup
Gelatin Powder/Agar Agar Powder: 3 tbsp.

Method:

  1. Put the biscuits/crackers along with the sugar into a chopper and chop them into fine crumbs. 
  2. Add softened butter to the crumbs and put this crumb mixture into a 9 inch round spring-form tin.
  3. Press down the crumbs in to the base of the cake tin either with the help of the back of a spoon or a bottom of a glass. Let it reach up to an inch around the walls of the tin. Refrigerate till set. 
  4. Whip the cream with a help of a stand mixer or a whisk till stiff peaks are formed. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl, add the softened cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  6. Prepare the gelatin/agar agar powder according to the instructions on the package. 
  7. Add whipped cream and the mango pulp/puree to the cream cheese mixture and mix well. 
  8. Add the gelatin/agar agar to the filling mixture and mix well.
  9. Take out the prepared base tin from the refrigerator and pour the cream cheese mixture over it. Level it with the help of a spatula. Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate until set. Takes about 6-8 hours.
  10. Once the cheesecake sets in the fridge, prepare the topping by mixing mango pulp/puree with the prepared gelatin/agar agar. 
  11. Take out the cheesecake and pour the topping over it. Cover with the cling wrap and refrigerate again till sets. Better to leave overnight in the fridge before serving.
  12. At the time of serving, loosen the sides of the cake with a knife by running it along the edges against the sides of the pan. You can wet the knife with hot water to do this step more easily.
  13. Remove the sides of the spring-form pan and gently lift away the side. Slide the spatula under the pan bottom and keeping sliding as far as possible to loosen the base from the cake. Remove it carefully. This step can be left out.
  14. Gently lift the cake and place it onto the serving platter.  
  15. Serve chilled.
Serves 8

Note: add sugar, according to your taste, to both the filling and topping if you want your cheesecake sweet.

That's all Cheesecake fanatics! :) The amount of ingredients can always be adjusted according to your taste and desire. I hope you enjoy making and having it. Until next time, keep sharing the goodness of this greatest blessing, that has been bestowed in abundance upon us the lucky ones, with the less fortunate ones.
Thank you and please remember in your Du'as/prayers! :)

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18 comments:

  1. I love mango cheesecake! And the fact that it's no-bake makes it perfect for the summer! Yum!

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    1. I'm the same, Amanda and really love no-bake desserts in summer :)
      Thanks very much for liking!

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  2. Such a pretty and great summer cake.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! Much appreciated! :)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color from the mango!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! Glad you liked :)

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  4. I adore cheesecake and no bake is even better! This looks great!

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    1. Yes, I really loved the no-bake one too and shall be making it often with different flavors :)
      Thanks very much for stopping by! :)

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  5. I don't think I've ever tried mango cheesecake, but I would love a slice of this :). The color of the topping is amazing :)

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    1. You'd love it, sister! I'm certain about that :) And the color is of fresh Pakistani mangoes; no artificial color added, Subhan'Allah :)
      Jazak'Allah Khair for liking! :)

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  6. It is too hot to use our oven as well....I can't wait to give this a try.

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    1. I can totally understand that! Please do and I hope you like it! :)
      Thanks so much for liking!

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  7. Wow....
    This looks delicious and picture perfect

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    1. Thanks so much, Krish! Really means a lot! :)

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  8. I love a good mango cheesecake and this looks fantastic. I love that it is nice and simple.

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  9. Wow i have never tried this and it looks amazing! yumm

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    1. Please do try it if you like mangoes; you'll definitely love this dessert too :)
      Thanks so much for liking! :)

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