Mango Swirl Cheesecake

Mango swirl cheesecake recipe

​The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
205 Calories
11g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 84mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you're looking for the smoothest, most scrumptious cheesecake, the sweet and tangy flavor of this mango cheesecake recipe is hard to beat. Irresistible and beautiful, it will give you the chance to play with decorative swirls. This is the perfect dessert for family dinners and small parties.

This simple recipe is fun and easy to make. You'll find a few tips to help you along the way.


For the Crust

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

For the Filling

  • 1 cup mango

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon coconut, optional

  • 4 packages cream cheese

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 5 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for mango swirl cheesecake
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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a 9-inch springform pan by lining it with tin foil or parchment paper. You can also use a standard cake pan or several ramekins. Grease either with butter or coconut oil.

    Prepare a springform pan
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  3. In a large bowl, stir room-temperature or microwave-warmed butter into cracker crumbs (or pulse in the processor to combine).

    Stir butter and cracker
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  4. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan to make a bottom crust. Set in refrigerator.

    Make a bottom crust
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  5. Place fresh mango slices in a food processor or blender. Add 2 tablespoons water and the coconut flavoring (if using). Blend well to make a thick puree. If using fresh mango, you may want to add 2 teaspoons sugar to sweeten it. Set aside.

    Place mango in food processor
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  6. Place the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. If it's cold, cover with a plate and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes until soft. Add sugar and beat at low speed until smooth.

    Place cream cheese in mixing bowl
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  7. Begin adding eggs, one at a time, beating at low speed. This can also be done by hand with a whisk to avoid over-beating.

    Begin adding eggs
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  8. Add half the mango puree into the cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with flour. Mix on low speed or by hand just until incorporated. The small amount of flour in this recipe was added to avoid cracks in the baked cheesecake.

    Add mango
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  9. Pour batter into the prepared pan(s) and smooth out the top.

    Pour batter in pan
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  10. Now the fun part: drizzle the remaining puree onto the surface of the cake in 3 horizontal lines or dots all over the surface.

    Drizzle cake
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  11. With a cake tester, skewer, or thin-bladed knife, swirl the batter and puree together using wide circular movements.

    Swirl batter
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  12. Bake for 1 hour, or 10 minutes longer if the cake appears undercooked. (If cooking in ramekins, it will take approximately 20 minutes, but make sure to watch it as it gets close to the time so as not to undercook or overcook.) Keep in mind that the top of cheesecake will always be a little jiggly, but it will firm up later.

    Let set
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  13. Allow the cheesecake to cool in the pan before removing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Allow to cool
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  14. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

Avoid Cracks

Cracks are the most common flaw in cheesecakes, but there are tips to try and prevent them:

  • Set a pan of water on one of the lower racks of your oven while baking the cheesecake.
  • Gently tap the pan on the counter just before baking to release some air.

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