Our fridge is always full of cream cheese so that anytime my craving for cheesecake hits, I'd have all the basic ingredients handy. Its a good thing that I have a leftover graham cracker crumbs from the banoffee pie that I did last week because I suddenly got a craving for cheesecake. Couldn't decide with one to make I made both Oreo Cheesecake and a Mango Cheesecake. Both are only six inches so it's not that excessive. Luckily, I've got enough crust for one of each.^_^
I used the same recipe for this as I did in the cherry cheesecake months ago. Once I had the cheesecake chilling in the fridge I kept thinking of a way to jazz it up, to let people see that it is not an ordinary vanilla cheesecake but a tropical mango cheesecake. Then it hit me, several months ago the Daring Bakers challenge had a cake with a glass looking top called the Strawberry Mirror cake. I instead of using strawberry puree, I used mango juice to for the mirror top. Turns of perfect, so much better than not having it. The glassy looking top made it look more chic and inviting. Can't wait to dig in! ^_^
For my Oreo Cheesecake, wait for my next post.