Jul 082011

It has been raining mango lately.

Darcy’s collegues who returned from India have been giving us boxes after boxes of mangoes. While some were Alfonso mangoes which i absolutely adore to bits, i can’t say the same for the rest.

With 2 blocks of cream cheese nearing its expiry date and a handful of unused limes waiting to rot, i couldn’t think of a better way to incorporate all of them into 1 cake.

So i wasn’t quite confident that the cake will be edible. After all, it’s my first time making a mousse cheesecake. For you who are not huge on heavy cheesecakes, this… is the cake for you. However, for myself, heavy cheesecake is the way to go for me… Mousse-y cheesecake? Naahhh… I’m really not a fan.

Mango & Lime Mousse Cheesecake (non-bake)


1 x 7″ vanilla sponge cake (optional)


  • Oreo Cookies 140g, without the cream
  • Butter, melted 70g

Finely ground the biscuit. Pour warm butter over biscuit. Toss well to coat mixture with butter. Press firmly into an even layer on the bottom of pan. Freeze for at least half an hour.


2 tbsp gelatine powder
4 tbsp water
450g cream cheese
5 tbsp caster sugar
180g whipping cream

1. In a small bowl, soak gelatine in boiling water and stir until gelatine has dissolved. Set aside
2. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add gelatine mixture, mixing until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream until medium peaks form. Fold 1/3 of cream into cream cheese mixture to lighten. Gently fold in remaining cream until just incorporated.
4. Set aside 120g of this cream cheese mixture in a small bowl.

To make mango mousse filling

320g mango puree
3 tsp lemon juice
remaining cream cheese mixture from above

1. Fold in mango puree and lemon juice into cream cheese mixture from above until just incorporated.

To assemble

1. Remove crust from freezer.
2. Place the vanilla sponge cake right in the middle of the crust.
3. Pour in the mango mousse filling onto the sponge cake. Refrigerate immediately.

To make lime mousse filling

120g cream cheese mixture from above
2 tbsp lime juice
zest of 5 limes
3-4 tbsp cream

1. Fold lime juice and lime zest into the cream cheese mixture until just incorporated. Stir in cream.
2. Remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator, and pour the mixture onto the mango mousse filling.
3. Refrigerate for another 4 hours at least, but preferably chilled overnight.


From the feedback, it seems like the cake is very well received. Was told that the cake was a delight to have after a heavy dinner because of its light texture. Because i’m not a fan of anything mango and mousse, i really can’t  say much for this cake. I merely took 3 bites and that was it. But the flavour combination is pretty awesome i must say. Mango and lime… they marry pretty well together!

Wait, let me rephrase that.. i love mango very much… I just dislike cakes with mango. :P

As for the vanilla sponge cake in between the crust and the mango mousse cheesecake? You can totally skip that. It does nothing to the taste nor the texture.

** A shoutout by Amy Atlas for this cheesecake. Thank you!

  23 Responses to “Mango & Lime Mousse Cheesecake”

  1. so many different textures in the cheesecake! i better not let my sister see this or else i’ll have to make it (and with so many steps D: hahaha!)

  2. This sure look great! My favourite oreo at the base, mango and cream cheese in the middle….drooolllll sounds fantastic with that hint of lime fragrant and taste :p I also want to bite the screen in front of me now….

  3. More stunning photos, woman!! Sigh you are such a tease, don’t like moussy cheesecake, even though it looks so delicious?!! Pass that slice to me right now!!!

  4. Hey … send some mangoes over… I didn’t have enough mangoes in my system….
    These are gorgeous looking dessert…
    I love anything with mangoes… and all type. I want to try this moussy cake but I am afraid that the mango would be gone before I could even start my blender to puree them… ;)

  5. grub : hahaa! quick hide the page! :P

    ellena : heee.. u cant go wrong with mango and lime!

    pleasure monger : tee hee hee! dunno leh.. i’m just not enamored by ‘cooked’ mango and everything mousse-y~

    lisa : precious right the mangoes.. if i don’t have that many of them, i can slowly dream of using them to bake ah! oh yes, check your mailbox soon,.. the mangoes should be on their way! :P

  6. I’ve only recently made my first cheesecake. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be…. now MOUSSE cheesecake. That’ll be my next challenge. This reminds me of summer.

  7. I’ve never had a mango and lime combination cake, so it sounds really interesting! I love the wood that your cakes are on though – is it your dining table?

  8. tinytearoom : my gawdd.. your first cheesecake is looking absolutely irresistible! I’ll gladly exchange 2 slices of mine with 1 of yours :)

    janine : *smile* nope, not my dining table!

  9. you have to stop posting mouth-watering pictures of the desserts! :p Hahaha. Lately, it seems like im running out of food at home and ur pictures are making me drool! :)

  10. Mmm yum! And so much more so knowing I won’t have to heat up the whole house just to make it. Great summer recipe!

  11. STUNNING dessert recipe, even if it isnt your kind of thing i can wholeheartedy say i would have no difficulty in devouring the entire thing myself if its even half as delicious as it sounds :) Beautiful!

  12. steph : girl, my house is always filled with food! i need to stop baking! DIET must start soon!

    xiaolu : that, my dear.. is a welcoming thought isn’t it? weather here in Sg is killing meeee!

    sasha : awww, thanks! too sweet you.. :)

  13. Looks so soft , luscious! Oh, and did I read – no bake, somewhere? kekeke

  14. But that looks so delicious and I do love mango and lime:) One of my favourite combinations although I would prefer the dense cheesecake more.

  15. tigerfish : YES. no bake! can try already yeah? ;)

    jeannie : same here. i like dense cheesecake!

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  17. And youve done it again! mango and lime is a combo i love that is not used half has much as it should be, lovely recipe :)

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  19. I really enjoy the blog post.Much thanks again.

  20. Wow looks so yummy , i can add one more layer of mango glaze, have to try this cake

  21. Hi there i came across your blog when searching for a good cheesecake recipe :D can you tell me what the little yellow pieces in the filling are? they look like mango dice but im not too sure

  22. Amy : they’re mango dice. :)

  23. Outstandingly insightful bless you, I believe your followers could possibly just want far more items such as this continue the good hard do the job.

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