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!