New York-Style Cheesecake with a Latin Twist


New York-Style Cheesecake with a Latin Twist

Tropical Delight Cheesecake

Indulge in the creamy decadence of a New York-style cheesecake with a Latin American twist. This tropical delight combines the richness of a classic cheesecake with vibrant flavors inspired by Latin American cuisine. Get ready to experience a velvety smooth texture and a burst of tropical goodness in every bite.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

60-70 minutes

5 hours (including chilling time)

8 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free graham crackers), Lactose-free (if using lactose-free cream cheese)

Dairy, Eggs, Wheat (if using regular graham crackers)

Vegan, Dairy-free, Nut-free


While the original New York-style cheesecake is known for its simplicity and richness, this Latin American adaptation adds a tropical twist to the classic recipe. We incorporate flavors like coconut, passion fruit, and mango to infuse the cheesecake with a delightful burst of exotic taste. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Cheesecake, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 32g (Saturated Fat: 19g)
  • Carbohydrates: 36g (Sugar: 25g)
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.4g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan.
  2. 2.
    In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust.
  3. 3.
    In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. 4.
    Gradually add the coconut milk, eggs, and vanilla extract, beating well after each addition.
  5. 5.
    Divide the cream cheese mixture into three equal parts.
  6. 6.
    In one part, mix in the passion fruit puree. In another part, mix in the mango puree. Leave the third part plain.
  7. 7.
    Add the flour and salt to each flavored mixture, stirring until well combined.
  8. 8.
    Pour the plain cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Smooth the surface with a spatula.
  9. 9.
    Gently pour the passion fruit mixture over the plain layer, followed by the mango mixture.
  10. 10.
    Use a knife to create swirls by gently running it through the layers.
  11. 11.
    Place the cheesecake in the preheated oven and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is lightly golden.
  12. 12.
    Remove from the oven and let it cool completely in the pan.
  13. 13.
    Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Cream Cheese — Make sure the cream cheese is softened at room temperature to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Passion Fruit Puree — Use fresh or store-bought passion fruit puree for the best flavor. If using fresh passion fruit, strain the pulp to remove any seeds.
  • Mango Puree — Use ripe mangoes for a sweet and tropical taste. Blend the mango flesh until smooth to create the puree.

Tips & Tricks

  • To achieve a smooth and crack-free cheesecake, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before mixing.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter to prevent excess air from being incorporated, which can lead to cracks during baking.
  • For a more intense tropical flavor, drizzle the cheesecake with additional passion fruit or mango puree before serving.
  • Serve chilled for the best taste and texture.
  • Garnish with fresh tropical fruits like sliced mango, passion fruit seeds, or toasted coconut flakes for an extra touch of Latin American flair.

Serving advice

Serve each slice of Tropical Delight Cheesecake on a dessert plate. For an elegant touch, dust the top with powdered sugar and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Pair it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of coconut ice cream for added indulgence.

Presentation advice

To create an eye-catching presentation, carefully swirl the passion fruit and mango layers to create a marbled effect on top of the cheesecake. Use a piping bag fitted with a star tip to pipe whipped cream rosettes around the edges. Sprinkle toasted coconut flakes over the cream for a tropical touch.