New York-Style Cheesecake


New York-Style Cheesecake

Brazilian Twist Cheesecake: A Creamy Delight with a Tropical Flair

Indulge in the rich and creamy Brazilian Twist Cheesecake, a delightful dessert that combines the classic New York-style cheesecake with a tropical twist. This adaptation infuses the traditional American recipe with Brazilian flavors, creating a dessert that is both familiar and exciting. Get ready to experience the velvety smoothness of cream cheese combined with the vibrant taste of tropical fruits.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

55-60 minutes

4 hours 20 minutes (including chilling time)

8 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free Maria biscuits), Nut-free, Soy-free, Halal

Dairy (cream cheese, butter, eggs)

Vegan, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Paleo, Keto


While the New York-style cheesecake is known for its dense and rich texture, the Brazilian Twist Cheesecake adds a touch of tropical flair. The crust is made with crushed Maria biscuits, a popular Brazilian cookie, instead of graham crackers. Additionally, the filling is infused with the refreshing flavors of passion fruit and mango, giving it a unique Brazilian twist. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Cheesecake, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 30g (Saturated Fat: 18g)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (Sugars: 28g)
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. 2.
    In a mixing bowl, combine the Maria biscuit crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan to form the crust.
  3. 3.
    In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. 4.
    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. 5.
    Stir in the passion fruit juice, mango puree, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  6. 6.
    Pour the filling over the crust in the springform pan.
  7. 7.
    Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is lightly golden.
  8. 8.
    Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
  9. 9.
    Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the cheesecake to set.
  10. 10.
    Before serving, garnish with fresh passion fruit and mango slices.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Maria biscuits — Make sure to crush the biscuits finely to achieve a smooth crust.
  • Passion fruit juice — Use fresh passion fruit juice for the best flavor. Strain the juice to remove any seeds.
  • Mango puree — Use ripe and sweet mangoes to make the puree. Blend until smooth.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a creamier texture, bring the cream cheese to room temperature before using.
  • To prevent cracks on the surface of the cheesecake, avoid overmixing the batter.
  • Place a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven while baking to create a steamy environment and prevent the cheesecake from drying out.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool gradually by leaving it in the turned-off oven with the door slightly ajar for about an hour before transferring it to the refrigerator.
  • Serve the cheesecake chilled for the best taste and texture.

Serving advice

Serve each slice of Brazilian Twist Cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of passion fruit syrup for an extra touch of indulgence. The creamy and tangy flavors of the cheesecake pair perfectly with the sweetness of the syrup and the lightness of the whipped cream.

Presentation advice

To create an eye-catching presentation, garnish the cheesecake with fresh passion fruit and mango slices. The vibrant colors of the fruits will add a tropical touch to the dessert, making it even more enticing.