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Friday, June 15, 2012

Nobake Mango Cheesecake

Mangoes, Mangoes we can see Mangoes everywhere these days and I had to make something out of it before the season ended! And the perfect occasion was my MIL birthday last month.  I had been looking for some cake recipes and wanted to try baking a cake for my MIL’s birthday! But I was so busy that entire week and had no time to prepare much.  I stumbled upon this No bake mango cheese cake recipe on Edible Garden blog which is run by Nagalakshmi.  I decided to try this at the last minute since it required no baking and seemed very easy.  But the difficult part was I had no bake ware, which is usually used for cheese cakes. So used my glassware instead.  Though it does not look like a Birthday cake my MIL loved it and was delighted to taste cheese cake for the first time J   I have used the same procedure as in the original recipe but with a little tweaks here and there since the ingredient listed there was not available at the store.  Please check out  the original recipe on Nagalakshmi's blog for alternative ingredients.



I prepared this No-bake cheese cake in the night after MIL went to sleep since I wanted to give her a surprise in the morning!    After putting everything together I placed them in the fridge overnight to set.  It worked out perfectly and turned out delicious in the morning! It was something different this time and all of us enjoyed the rich Mango Cheese Cake!



So here goes the gorgeous Mango Cheese Cake recipe which is no-bake and eggless too.

Thank you Edible Garden for this lovely recipe which turned out beautifully  =)

Ingredients you need:
Cream Cheese – 180 gms  (used Britannia Cream Cheese)
Cream – 170 ml (used Amul low fat cream)
Sugar – ½ cup / about 150 grms
Mango Puree – 2 cups ( used 2 medium sized mangoes-I could have used one more)
Gelatin – 1 tablespoon / You can try Agar-agar as well
Hot water – ¼ cup
Graham Cracker crumbs 2 cups – (used 2 packs of Britannia Marie Gold biscuits)
Unsalted butter 100 gms / since the Marie bis. were too dry (recommended 75 gms)
Lime Juice – 1-2 teaspoons (optional – If the mangoes are too sweet)



How to prepare:

1.      Crush the biscuits in the food processor/ mixer and add melted butter and whiz again until the mixture comes together. Once done, spoon it in the individual glasses, press it down and refrigerate until needed.
2.      Combine Cream cheese, cream and powdered sugar in a bowl using a spoon or beater. I added lime juice at this stage since the cheese mixture was too sweet.
3.      Add gelatin to the hot water and stir till it dissolves completely. Then add Mango puree and stir well.  Add half of the mixture to the cream cheese mixture and combine well and keep the rest aside for the top most layer.
4.      Now pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the crushed biscuit base and put them back into the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
5.      Now add the clear mango-gelatin mixture as a top layer and refrigerate for couple of hours or overnight.
6.      I decorated the glasses with shredded dark chocolate and cherries before serving. 




And this was our breakfast by the way on the morning of my MIL’s Birthday since we could not wait to have it as a dessert :)  I missed eating mangoes so much for the last two years. The first year I was carrying and could not eat mangoes much due to morning sickness and last year I had to limit myself since I was feeding my new born. Hence,  I am thoroughly enjoying the mangoes this season and remembering our childhood days when we used to hog dozens of mangoes at a time. Even last year there were so many mangoes from our Tree that we could not finish and gave them away to neighbors and relatives.  And of course some thrown away which I hated... Sadly, the mango tree in my FIL’s native, bore very few fruits this year. Every time my FIL tells me that he wants to chop off the mango tree since it has grown too big, I tell him not to. The Mango tree has come through three generations, and I want the next generations to taste the goodness from that mango tree!! 

Thank you Lord for blessing us with this delicious fruit which is one of your marvelous creations!

Points to ponder:

Then God said, “I give you every seed bearing-plant on the face of the whole earth; every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”  Genesis 1:29

29 comments:

  1. Delicious and yummy cheesecake...nice colour..

    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  2. sound very interesting and neat presentation..

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  3. wow....absolutely looks delicious n yummy...

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    1. Thank you so much Shabbu, Reshmi, PT, and Priya! I really appreciate your comments! Its encouraging :)

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  4. first time in your space .....wow!!!!the mango cheese cake looks so inviting !!!perfectly made n wonderful presentation !!!I'm happy to follow ur space !!!plz do visit mine in ur free time :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and follow Sonali. I am your ardent fan of all the fish recipes for a long time now and keep visiting often :)

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  5. Great job, Leena, this cheesecake looks delectable, love the colors, flavors and the layers. I'm really inspired to see the encouragement at the end of your post.

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    1. Thanks much Tisa....hope you keep coming back for more :)

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  6. Fantastic Cheese Cake.. Love those Layers...


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  7. Such lovely delights, love how you used more mango puree!

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    1. Thank you. I realized that I could have used one more mango :)

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  8. wow really so yummy.. it makes me drool..

    http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Leena ,

    Cakes looks delicious and inviting Leena :)

    One request Leena,

    i post cabbage curry as a guest post at Lavanya's blog.

    There you have to drop your comment, Thank you Leena:)

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  10. I absolutely adore this recipe! With the hot weather in Romania, all I could think is light food and cold drinks and this recipe is an excellent choice :)

    Hugs

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  11. Beautifully set mango cheese cake,feel like grabbing ryt away:-)
    Happy to join your beautiful space,Leena:-)
    Hope u'll drop by my small space & join it too:-)
    Erivum Puliyum

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    1. Thanks much Julie! My sisters name is also Julie btw :) You have got a cool blog! :) glad to follow you too :) Keep coming back

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  12. Your blog is an inspiration, Leena! I've passed on an award to you. Pls check it out at my space. God bless and joyful cooking!

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  13. Tisa, Thanks much for considering my blog for the award! you are too kind and am really honoured! Infact your blog is more inspiring coz every time I visit your space I thoroughly enjoy it :)

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  14. this looks damn tempting & scrumptious leena..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Thank you Jay! your comment means a lot for me :)

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  15. That was a very nice gesture to prepare this for your MIL, I'm sure she loved it. They look great.
    I liked what you wrote in the end ... for the next generation to enjoy. Very thoughtful :)

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    1. Thank you Nisha! Hope you keep visiting :)

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  16. Thanks for the recipe, I want to try it out but have a doubt, in point 4 you pour the cream mixture and return it to the fridge, won't the mango-gelatin mixture set outside as well? if it sets then, how can we pour the third layer after the 30minutes. Please could you clarify. Tahnks a lot

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    1. Mango gelatin mixture takes much longer to set completely since it is in liquid form.. It may thicken a bit but not much. Hence we need to refrigerate it overnight or at least for 6-8 hrs. The cream cheese layer has to set at east for 15-30 minutes before you pour the mango puree...or it will blend with the mango puree...Hope it helps. Do try it and let me know how it turns out :)

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    2. Thanks a lot for the quick reply, The pics look so tempting that I am planning to make it for a family get together, will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again and keep up the good work,

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  17. wow fantastic no bake mango cheese cake :) looks yumm !! first time here and happy to follow you , do visit my blog too :) wud be glad if you follow me back :)

    Desi Fiesta

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