Lasang Pinoy Sundays: SLICE it up



We’re having a party today so I’ll just share the recipe for the ube cheesecake with slices of mangoes.  I was hoping to get a shot of the slice of the cheesecake but I was too late….my guests had dessert before dinner!!!! Enjoy!

Look! Somebody saved a slice for me…Yehey!!


  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbs unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 boxes cream cheese
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 jar ube jam (12 oz)
  • 1 jar (12 oz) macapuno preserve (reserve 2 tbs for garnish)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced
  • 1 strawberry for garnish



  1. In a bowl, mix graham crackers and butter.  Transfer to 9-inch  cheesecake pan and press crumbs to bottom.  Bake at 350F for 12 minutes.  Let cool in a rack.
  2. In electric mixer, mix cream cheese and ube jam until creamy.  Add vanilla extract and macapuno and continue mixing.
  3. One at a time, add egg, mixing only until combined.  Do not overmix.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place pan in a larger baking pan filled halfway with hot water.  Bake in 350F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until sides of cheesecake is firm but center is still “jiggly”.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 hours.  Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
  6. When ready to serve, remove cheesecake from pan onto a serving platter.  Spread 2 tbs of macapuno on top.
  7. Slice mango and strawberry and arrange on top for garnish.



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» iska said: { May 16, 2009 - 11:05 }

That ube cheesecake looks divine! I really, really wanna have more than just a slice!

» peachkins said: { May 17, 2009 - 12:05 }

uy,ang sarap naman nito……mahilig ako sa cheesecake at ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganitong flavor..galing..

» Zee said: { May 17, 2009 - 02:05 }

I haven’t tried ube cheesecake before but it looks uber yummy! :)

» Tangled Noodle said: { May 17, 2009 - 08:05 }

I still haven’t made anything with ube! This looks delicious – I can’t blame your guests for wanting dessert first.

» Jay - Agent112778 said: { May 17, 2009 - 12:05 }

wow, thats a work of art, nice, very nice toppings, very yummy

my entry is here

magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
Salamat sa pagbisita :)

» jenn said: { May 17, 2009 - 04:05 }

You hit a sweet spot with me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE ube!! I can eat bowl fulls of it and i’d be satisfied. That’s the only topping I’d prefer in halo halo. This a must keep. I can hear the printer going right now.

» Mirage said: { May 17, 2009 - 05:05 }

Thats definitely eye candy! i love the colors. Thank you for sharing since I have macapuno and ube in my freezer and I dont know what to do with them, I will try this :) Thanks again!

» miriam said: { May 17, 2009 - 05:05 }

stunning! your ube macapuno cheesecake is gorgeous! the colors are just beautiful. would have loved to be at your party (he,he,he)

» ces said: { May 18, 2009 - 08:05 }

another clever idea from you raquel!:) my daughter loves cheesecake and also loves ube! i might omit the macapuno though:) for her slice…i want to run now and grab the ingredients!:)

» oggi said: { May 18, 2009 - 08:05 }

Wow! I love this cheesecake using my favorite Filipino ingredients. Bookmarked!:D
Love the photos too.

» pigpigscorner said: { May 18, 2009 - 02:05 }

The cheesecake and the topping looks amazing!

» Jescel said: { May 18, 2009 - 03:05 }

This is like ube-macapuno pie.. only the gourmet version. Love your creativity in using Pinoy flavors.

» Mel said: { May 18, 2009 - 07:05 }

what is the quantity of ube jam and macapuno jam that you used?

» virtual chef said: { May 18, 2009 - 08:05 }

Hi mel: Both jars of ube jam and macapuno are 12 oz each.

» JMom said: { May 18, 2009 - 11:05 }

Wow, tropical cheesecake! I love it! I want it! :D

The colors are gorgeous! and I can’t stop using !!!! I can just imagine how delicious it was.

» Mel said: { May 19, 2009 - 01:05 }

Thanks! Can’t wait to try it out!

» Kat said: { Jan 25, 2010 - 11:01 }

A little late to the party :D . None of my local markets carry macapuno preserves, could mango preserves be substituted, or would that compromise the color? Thanks in advance, it looks GREAT!!!

» virtual chef said: { Jan 25, 2010 - 06:01 }

Kat: if the mango preserves has food coloring, it will change the color of the cheesecake. you can skip the makapuno preserves. or you can use sweetened coconut.

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