Monday, March 7, 2011

Mango Light Cream Cheese Cake

It was my Father-in-law's birthday over the last weekend. And since I'm sort of the baker of the family, I figured its best I made him a nice birthday cake to celebrate this occasion. I had passed the idea of baking yet another chocolate birthday cake, so it's obvious it has to be a fruity one. I then ponder to use either passion fruit or mango as the flavor, but my hubby said Mango is a much preferred fruit by my FIL, So done! I knew a nice mango cheesecake will be delicious and presentable enough, so here it is:
It was once again a rushed out work...which was completed in 2 hours *sigh*. Imagine you were out whole morning, then when you reach home all tired, there is no resting just yet since you know you have this cake to bake. And I know if I rushed it, it's usually not up to expectation. Anyway, I truly miss having the leisure to slowly bake and decorate a nice birthday cake! There will be another 2 birthdays coming...hopefully I get to do it better then.
See what I mean? A little too simple, but hopefully my FIL liked it. Well, he's a man of few words in terms of these areas, so I can't really tell, lol! At least he finished his slice fast, that's a good sign right? Hahaha! Luckily the rest of the family did enjoyed it very much. :)
This recipe is actually adapted from my previous No Bake Mango Cheese Cake post. But instead of Graham Cracker cookie base, I used the Rose Levy Beranbaum's sponge recipe used in my Valentine's post last month. I did however doubled the recipe to have enough to make 2 sponge cake layers. So combination is 2 layers of sponge cake, 2 layers of cheesecake, and then finishing it off with mango jelly topping and fresh mango slices as garnish. Please kindly refer to my previous 2 posts for more recipe details.
Although it wasn't as pretty as I hoped it will be, but this cake did taste wonderful! The mango creamy cheese layer tasted like mango ice cream! Plus the soft sponge was a nice compliment to the cheese layer...almost melting in the mouth. I bet using passion fruit will be equally delicious. :))

I am gonna go ahead and submit it to
Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March (March 2011) hosted by Jess of Bakericious.

Okay, thanks for staying and reading. :) Have a good week ahead!

28 comments:

Pei-Lin said...

In two hours!? Kudos to you! Bee Bee, I've to admit, the truth is, I hardly bake cakes anymore!! Haha! *Sweats*

I always think there's this obstacle when it comes to communication if there's a huge generation gap. LOL! Don't worry. I'm sure your FIL is proud to have a DIL like you. He liked your cake! =)

Happy Belated Birthday to Ah-Gong ar ...

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This must very refreshing and good.

lena said...

can still make such a pretty cake in this short time, you're good!! 'Man of few words' are surely proud of you !

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

The piping of words look so neat and nice.
I wish I can pipe like you.

j3ss kitch3n said...

a beautiful light and refreshing cake!

Anncoo said...

This is a pretty Birthday cake that anyone will definitely love it. :))

Jo said...

What a delicious light, refreshing cake and mangoes seem to be in season now! They were having a sale at Giant over the weekend and I too scrambled for some as well.

My Little Space said...

Whoa, the cake looks perfect and neat. Kudos! Thumbs up to you. I'm sure there's no more left for any of us. ha... Thanks for sharing & happy belated birthday to your FIL.
Best regards, Kristy

Bakertan said...

Bee Bee,

you're really good! I take 4-5 hours to make a layer and I am not even taking my own sweet time.... thats how slow I am. Love the idea of a layer chilled cheesecake.

I can understand it is to be the baker of the family. Can be tiring when it comes to making birthday cakes especially when we have high expectations from ourselves.

The Sweetylicious said...

bee bee, i think it look really lovely! i love mango and you deco it simple yet nice (: and the cake look really delicious! *thumbs up*

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really good to me! I"m sure your FIL loved it!

Zoe said...

2 hours to make this cake! You are amazing!

茄子 said...

在这么短的时间时间要做个蛋糕还要装饰真是不容易啊!真的佩服你的毅力。不过能亲手为长辈做一个生日蛋糕是最好的诚意。

Bake for a Queen said...

what do you mean its not pretty? It's gorgeous! Your FIL must be so proud of u =)

CaThY said...

very yummy! I love this ;)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous cake. I am just in total awe at your talent.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Bee Bee, happy belated birthday to your FIL. This cake is simple but beautiful, and you are able to churn out within 2 hrs!
I have totally no energy recently for baking that I have missed a few birthday cakes for my friends and not sure how many I am going to miss :P. Thanks for the AB submission.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Pei-Lin, actually that 2hrs didn't include the chilling time. So technically the total time will be around 4hrs, cos I chill it for 2 hrs. ;) Hmmm...I noticed too that you are not baking birthday cakes or cakes in general! But no worries lah, bake on your birthday for yourself enough, heehee! Thanks for dropping by, I know you're so busy these days...don't over stretch yourself ok? Take care!

Thanks Sonia!

Lena, you should see me scrambling around in the kichen like a mad woman, lol! But thanks for your compliment, heehee!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wendy, it's a matter of practice and a steady hand. I'm pretty sure u can do it too. :)

Thanks J3ss!

Thanks Ann, I guess if you taste the cake, you will like it better versus just looking at it's plain design, heehee!

@Jo: oh yeah? I should go get somemore as I'm craving for a good mango chiffon cake, yum! Thanks for letting me know!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@Kristy: hahaha...yeah all gone my friend! I'll make sure to inform you when I make somemore again. 

@ZY, you are not slow my friend. :) your birthday cakes are always so nicely decorated and sweet looking, so there's a difference in that. ;) you see I merely slice the sides off to get that clean look, lol! I bet with more practice , you'll be whipping up 2 or 3 tier cakes like nobody's business, I'm sure of that. 

Thanks Jasmine! I guess you can put it that way... Simple but not too bad, lol! 

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thank Ann! Well, the best way to find out if my FIL likes my cakes is to offer to bake my MIL's birthday cake in June. If he doesn't object, then it's a winner! So sad lah... Should just ask him, lol! 

Thanks Zoe! It's actually 2hrs baking + 2hrs chilling. :) but yeah...2hrs, crazy right, lol! I'm lucky the cake didn't flop!


Thanks for the compliment 茄子! Indeed it's an all important task that I truly enjoy doing for my family...just that I wish I have more time to beautify it. :P

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hahaha, thanks so much Bake for a Queen!

Thanks Cathy!

Oh Lisa, hahaha, no talent just a little more experience after years of trial and error. :) thanks for dropping by!

Hey Jess, you take good care and rest yah! No worries about baking lah, I know you are around on the blog sphere. 

edith said...

In two hours, I am marvel that you can achieved such a nice birthday cake! Don't be too hard on yourself coz it is beautifully done up. Looks yummy as well.

quizzine said...

I admire your efficiency in churning out such a beautiful cake in a short time!! Looks delicious too :))

ReeseKitchen said...

Happy belated birthday to you FIL, Bee Bee. Hey the cake looks nice leh, and yes, you've piped the words so neatly.
Hope you'll have more and no-rush time to bake next time..:)But seriously, this cake looks so neat !

Elin said...

BeeBee...If I have a DIL like you , I will be blessed...haha such a wonderful light cheesecake..I am sure your FIL loved it. :) I might try this once the Piggies are back for their break :) Thanks for sharing :)

Have a nice day,
Elin

Angie's Recipes said...

This is not simple at all. The cheesecake looks to die for!

Angela/Soap Mom's Kitchen/Sutherland Soap Creamery said...

This cake looks simply gorgeous! It is a feast for the eyes. Your an amazing baker, indeed!