I love Mango Cheesecake, they do take some time but damn the end result worth everything. Although I love good old plain cheesecakes but a little Mango never hurt anyone, right?
The Peanut butter chocolate cheesecake which I made last year was epic, recipe here. So this time I wanted to surpass it lol so made the Mango version.
FOR BASE –
- Mix of biscuits ( I took bourbon, Marie, other crackers) – is s½ packets roughly
- Butter – 80-100gms (start with less and then add more if required)
- Sugar – If you want to, I did not because biscuits are super sweet anyway.
FOR FILLING –
- Mango puree – of 2 Mangoes (I took 3, don’t do that)
- Cream Cheese – 2 cups (make this at home from Paneer, super easy)
- Powdered Sugar – 100gm (people add 200gm, but mangoes are sweet, so is the base)
- Cream – 1 cup (I used Amul, no heavy cream in covid times)
- Agar Agar/Gelatin – 5 spoons or 3 sheets
- Water – ½ cup to mix Agar Agar/Gelatin
- Use a food processor or a mixie for the full recipe for fasting things up.
- Put the biscuits in a processor and powder them.
- Add butter and mix again until they both combine and leave the sides of the processor.
- Take a detachable base tin or use a parchment paper on the base of a normal cake tin.
- Put the biscuit mixture and press it down with hands or the base of a katori. I always make extra for the sides also. Keep the tin in fridge for an hour.
- Heat the water and add Agar Agar to it and it keep it aside for 10 minutes.
- Now in same processor, add cream cheese, powdered sugar, mango puree, cream and mix.
- Heat the agar agar mixture for 5 seconds again and immediately add to above mix.
- Mix everything one last time and pour over the cake mixture. Do not wait, as Agar Agar/Gelatin is a setting ingredient and you do not want to set in a processor.
- Put the cake in fridge and let it set overnight.
I will agree, the steps feel overwhelming but then if you want extraordinary results you need to put extraordinary hardwork too.
My cake tin is huge; I don’t know what 17 year old Mehak was thinking. Probably she wanted to just bake big cakes that’s all. I like Big cakes and I cannot lie. Moreover, this cake came out huge and a tiny piece could have made you feel full. It was a lot for three for us as you cannot even share the food these days with neighbors. But we had a good week gorging on yummy desserts, so no complaints.
I decorated the cake with some fresh mangoes and cocoa powder. DM for cake order guys, there is a new baker in town lalallalalaaaaaaa.
If this recipe is too much hardwork for you, then check out the recipe for Lazy Cake here.