Orange - Heart Jelly Cheesecake

Another fruity dessert ! Instead of strawberry, I substituted with ready peeled mandarin oranges. :) I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March (March 2011) hosted by Bakericious.

Source : Aunty Yochana

Biscuit base:
300 gr Digestive Biscuits
140 gr Melted Butter

Cheese Fillings:
1 block of Philidelphia Cream Cheese
10 gr Gelatine Powder
50 gr Sugar
125 ml Hot Boiling Water
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Essence

About 20 Mandarin Oranges (I used ready peeled in S&W brand)

1 box of Crystal Jelly Crystals – Orange flavour
250 ml Hot Boiling water
250 ml Cold water

- For biscuit base: Blend biscuits until fine and then mix with melted butter and mix thoroughly.
- Press into a 10" Square tray. Chill in the fridge to let it harden.
- For filling: stir gelatine powder, sugar with boiling hot water until it dissolves.
- Cream ‘cream cheese’ and vanilla essence till creamy, add in gelatine mixture gradually and cream until smooth. Pour on top of chilled biscuits.
- Arrange orange slice on top of cheese fillings. Put into the fridge to let it set. (Preferable 2-3 hours)
- For topping: dissolve Jelly in hot water then pour in cold water and stir well. Let it completely cool.
- Pour over the set cream cheese filling and put into the fridge again to let it set until firm.
- Slice and enjoy!!!

I was thinking that I was quite lucky to be able to do it smoothly, but ... hahahaha ... wrong at all! See the below picture. I never expected that my baking tin actually leakage when I poured the jelly onto the cheesecake. Really worry the whole jelly flush out, quickly put in the freezer to let it faster set, and the end result still looked acceptable, even though the jelly part could be higher & nicer.
( Lesson learn today : make sure your tin no leakage if you want to try this :) )

You may check on Happy Home Baking & The Sweetilycious  sharing their experience making this. 

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  1. Lucky the jelly set in time before it all leaks out of the tin. Good to know this tip.

  2. Wah beautiful cake leh. I must try again - I didnt manage to cut so neatly the first 2 times.

  3. your pics are amazing..awesome recipe..
    first time here...gorgeous space you have..
    happy to follow u..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  4. LOVELY!! nice twist from the normal strawberry ones (: you've got to teach me how you arrange it so neatly! :D

  5. Zoe,
    Yup, this consider lucky, I was almost gave up when I did it.

    Yummy Koh,
    Same here, it is very hard to cut to get the fruit in the middle, unless you use cookie cutter, however, it will be a waste with the side part.

    Thanks, Cathy.

    Thanks for dropping by, and sure will visit you too. :)

    The Sweetylicious,
    Thanks, but if see closely, it was not so neat too :)

  6. never make this kind of cake before,, must try one day.

  7. it's alrite, the whole tray of cook actually doesnt look like it's coming from a leaking tin! very pretty !

  8. These are really pretty despite the leakage! I have never tried making jelly toppings before, but looking at how pretty they are, i think i will give it a shot!

  9. I bet this is perfect when chilled! I am so excited with this one. I can't wait!

  10. hey I had this problem with my jelly hearts before too. The jelly water leaked a lot and I ended up having only a thin layer of jelly with the fruits protruding out -_-. Yours looks really pretty despite the little accident hehe

  11. Hello! I have just attempted to make the mandarin orange version of jelly hearts cheesecake. I used the canned mandarin orange and orange flavor Tortally jelly. I have just completed the cheese layer and topped it with the mandarin oranges. Unfortunately, most of the oranges sank to the bottom!!

    I never had this sinking issue when I made the strawberry version. ��

    May I know how did you keep your oranges partially submerged? Yours is so pretty!!

    1. Hi Anon,
      Thanks for sharing with me and sorry to hear about the sinking orange incident. I did as per recipe, just after the cheese layer, I arrange the orange on top of cheesecake, press lightly the orange to the cheesecake surface and let it set in the fridge for 2-3 hrs (before pouring the jelly). Did you strained the excess water from the oranges? Hope that this may clarify it. Happy Trying :)