Ube Cheesecake

I love ube and cheesecake so naturally, I thought a combo of the two would be amazing and it was! 🙂

I used a basic cheesecake recipe for this and simply added ube. It turned out very delicious, but next time, I will use MORE UBE! It was
very subdued so I think maybe 2 tablespoons would work better 😉 Ube is also naturally purple so you will get a beautiful color when you make it.

an 11 oz box of Nilla wafers (crush in a food processor)
1/3 cup of melted butter

Mix wafers and butter and spread onto an 8 inch springform pan

Cheesecake filling

4 packages of full fat and softened cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp ube extract (I will increase to 2 tbs next time because 2 tsp wasn’t enough for my ube obsession)!
4 eggs

Beat cream cheese, sugar on low speed. Add eggs one at a time, still on low speed. Finally, add ube extract.

Pour the mixture onto the crust. Bake for 55 minutes at 300F if using a nonstick or dark pan; 325F for all others. Refrigerate and it will be ready to serve in about 3 hours.

Ube buttercream frosting

1/2 stick of butter
1 cup of confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp ube extract
1 tbs milk

4 thoughts on “Ube Cheesecake

  1. hello… thank you for sharing your recipe which i will make for thanksgiving… i just would like to know if you needed to add food coloring to make the purple… and also on your picture u did mini cheesecake and you bake time says 300F for 55 mins looks like for a whole cheesecake? would this be the same for the mini cheesecake pan? please advise… thanks so much


    1. Hi! It’s been hectic here and I didn’t see this comment until now after the holiday! So I hope it turned out well for you. I use ube extract which makes it purple but I usually add more gel coloring to make it more vibrant. And for a mini cheesecake like a 3 inch, yes I would bake about half the time..


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