New York style marbled cheesecake

I know exactly what Carol, our younger daughter loves when she comes home to visit from New York City.  “Mamma, can you please bake me a cheesecake?”  Well of course, how could I say no?  I decided on a New York style marbled cheesecake, we would eat some after dinner on Saturday night, and the rest she was to bring with her on the Greyhound Bus back to New York City.  It did look quite a sight actually, traipsing around the city with a cheesecake in tow.  I decided to freeze it, so that it would be intact when she arrived…..and guess what, it did! :)

NY Style Marbled Cheesecake

  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Time: 1 hr 30 minutes
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New York Style Marbled Cheesecake

  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 tbsp orange liqueur (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine margarine, crmbs and sugar; press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy.  Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  3. Beat in eggs, then flour and vanilla.
  4. Measure 1 1/2 cups batter into medium mixing bowl.  Add melted chocolate; mix well.
  5. Spoon half the yellow batter into prepared pan, then half the chocolate batter. Repeat, ending with chocolate.
  6. With metal spatula, cut through batter to marble cake.
  7. Place in a water bath and bake 1 hour or until lightly browned around edge.
  8. Cool to room temperature.  Chill at least 6 hours.  Garnish as desired.  Refrigerate leftovers.

IMG_3227Combining margarine, graham cracker crumbs and sugar – press firmly on bottom of 9 inch springform pan.


Ready for the oven.  Place in a water bath, cover the bottom with tin foil.  The water bath prevents the cheesecake from cracking on top.  Also, spray the sides of the pan first.


The finished product.  Make sure the cheesecake is refrigerated for 6 hours or more, it helps with slicing it later on.


A close-up.  Isn’t it fabulous?  The best tip for cutting the cheesecake cleanly is to use a hot knife for each cut. To do this, fill a tall container with hot tap water deep enough to cover the entire blade of your knife. Dip the knife into the hot water, and wipe it dry on a clean towel before making a cut.  Obviously I didn’t follow my own advice as I was in a hurry to take pictures before sundown – see below :)


Not too happy with the photography – unfortunately it was sundown when I remembered that I had to take pictures of the finished product, so the lighting was just not right.

So, blogger buddies, this week I will be co-hosting the weekly party at Angie’s Fiesta Friday #64 with Ginger @Ginger& Bread.  Ginger and I started blogging about the same time, click on her link to take you to her fabulous blog with the most amazing recipes.  We both warmly welcome you to this wonderful happening party each Friday.  Do please link your blogs to Angie’s site and to Ginger’s and my sites, as we will receive a ping back and know that you’ve arrived.   Also,  please tag your posts with “Fiesta Friday” as well, so that it’s easy for others to find you and you will also be eligible for the weekly feature.   If you are new, we’d love to have you and encourage you to stay.  It sure is a great way to gain more exposure and meet like-minded bloggers.  Here are the guidelines.  To join in, just click on the link below, follow the prompts and you’re in!  Do stay around, visit other blog sites, encourage one another and enjoy a feast for the eyes!  Fiesta Fridays have become one big “family affair” and we’re all loving it!



  1. Just gorgeous Loretta! I once was asked to take a cheese cake from Toronto to Rome for a friend to a former love of her life. It was quite an experience. On my lap in the very last row of the plane and those 10 hrs were going to be long. Was told they could not refrigerate it. Then, miraculously, I was paged and upgraded to First class, thanks to having done an emergency root canal on a flight attendant for the same airline a week before who had secretly put in the request to thank me! They refrigerated that baby in no time! When I landed, Bruno was waiting and we had to stop and pick up friends of his all over the city and hours later, we all enjoyed the cheese cake and called Marie in Toronto to have her share in the fun. Upon my return, I made that cheese cake again and had both Marie and the flight attendant to dinner to share my adventures! Hélas, the cheese cake was not able to reunite the lovers. Just had to share!!

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    1. Ha ha Johanne, what an experience! I can see why you had to share that story. NYC in comparison was a piece of cheesecake eh! :). Not only was your cheesecake refrigerated, you were upgraded to First Class, yeah! What a story, and the cheesecake was intact after all the stops it made? :). Thanks for sharing your story :)


  2. What an amazing cake! Can you believe it, I’ve never mad an American-style cheesecake before (hangs head in shame) – clearly I have been missing out on something amazing! I absolutely lobe the marbled effect on the top!
    Thanks for co-hosting tonight – I am feeling very honoured indeed!
    Happy FF!

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    1. It was an honor co-hosting with you too dear Ginger, I am only just now thanking everyone, it was such a busy weekend, but I did keep on top of my co-hosting duties. American cheesecakes are quite different aren’t they? My mum in England makes a nice one, with loads of fresh cream and unbaked. Two very different types, but both equally yummy!


  3. This cheesecake is beautiful!! I’m personally, OBSESSED with cheesecake. I’ve made more cheesecake recipes on my blog than anything else I think. And you know what? It’s still not enough- adding this to the list! LOVE the perfect swirl on top!! :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I too love cheesecake, but I doubt I would keep the leftovers at home, so I’m glad I sent it with my daughter when she left after the weekend. I too have a weakness :)

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  4. Loretta,
    The cheesecake looks picture perfect! Your daughter must be thrilled! You are a good mom to make it and also to let go of the rest of that delicious cake:)
    I am drooling all over the keyboard here!
    Congrats on hosting the FF! See you there!

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    1. Thanks Sandhya. Carol was beyond excited to take it, that was the plan from the get go :). I would never leave such a huge cheesecake in the refrigerator for me to devour for the rest of the week. My husband is not such a dessert lover, so I would end up eating it all by myself and that is definitely a no-no! :). Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the Fiesta :). Been busy all weekend, and only just getting to thanking everyone.

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  5. Wow Loretta this looks like you slipped into a New York bakery and are passing off a professional cheesecake as your own. Now I am kidding because I know how talented your are. The marbling is perfect. Sometimes I go to far and muddy it up. Thank you for cohosting and bringing this beautiful cake.

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    1. Ha ha Julie, you’re too funny! Thanks though, it was really and truly appreciated by my daughter who feasted on it for a few days. I’m amazed it was intact after the Greyhound trip, I think it helped that I froze it before. Been a pleasure co-hosting, it was a busy weekend, so I kept up with the co-hosting duties, but was not able to thank everyone. Your bread looked real swish! :)

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  6. Thank you for co-hosting this week! Yum, this sounds so delicious and rich! I think your cheesecake looks absolutely lovely; the marbling is beautiful, and it shines even when the lighting isn’t quite at it’s optimal!! :)


    1. Thanks so much. Yes, it was a tad rich, that’s why it was a good idea that my daughter took it back with her to NYC. I’m not sure I could have resisted the temptation. Thanks for stopping by, and it was a pleasure co-hosting :)

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  7. I have never met anyone that did not like cheesecake (unless they were on a diet or for health reasons). I also have never made a cheesecake other than my New York Cheesecake. I love the marbled effect and I know I could sit down and over a few days eat the whole thing. time to branch out don’t you think? Nice thing to do for your daughter – that’s what moms are for :) Thanks for co-hosting FF!

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    1. Me too Judi, I’d have eaten that entire cheesecake, that’s why I don’t bake when it is just my husband and myself. He does not have such a sweet tooth like I do, so I’d probably have gorged that on my own :). My pleasure to co-host, you definitely see and meet more folks at Fiesta Friday this way, although I have not been following my Reader for the past few days. It was a hectic weekend. Enjoy your week Judi :)


  8. Your cheesecake looks awesome Loretta, I love new york cheesecake! And wow look how smooth your top is, I always say I don’t mind when my cheesecake cracks so don’t always bother with the bath looking at yours I may have to start minding, I just wanna dive in haha!

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    1. Michelle, if you want to dive into my cheesecake, I want to swim in yours and never surface :)). Really, yours was indescribable! All that lush chocolate and sauce and butterscotch, yumm-o!! I know cheesecakes are very different in England, we bake ours. My mum in England makes a real lush one, full of fresh cream and such, I’d say both were equally good. Thanks for stopping by. :)


    1. Thanks Dini, it seems like cheesecake is everyone’s favorite isn’t it? Would love to see your spin on it, you always come up with some innovative ideas in the kitchen :). Thanks for stopping by :)


  9. Hi! :-)
    I read on Gingerandbread’s blog about your hyderabadi chicken, which sounded so exotic that I had to check it out. And then I see this gem of a cheesecake recipe! This simple trick makes it look so fantastic – I don’t even understand why one should decorate it any other way again.

    Have a baketastic day,
    Your Backdirndl

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    1. Well how awfully sweet of you to check out my blog, and thanks so much for the compliment. You are spot on, sometimes cheesecakes deserve a cover, and other times not so. It was nice of you to stop by, I hope you enjoyed some of the other offerings too :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie. Very glad to have met you too in the blogging world. I’ve added you, so look forward to checking out your blog on New Zealand. I read that you will be returning home pretty soon. Well, I’m sure your children will have benefitted from such an experience. I’ve moved around myself to various continents, and I looked at it as such an enriching experience. Thanks so much again, I hope to “bump” into you again. :)


      1. Thanks, Loretta. It really has been such a wonderful experience for my kids. It was really difficult for them at first to leave their friends and the familiarity of home, but they have all grown and learned so much and now they are having a difficult time saying good bye! That is wonderful that you have had the chance to live in several different countries, what enriching experiences you must have had. The world truly is such an amazing place, I would love to experience more of it! Have a wonderful day!


    1. Thanks Sonal, and thank you for stopping by. Did I read somewhere that you are making a move to Texas? Whereabouts? We lived in Texas for 8 years when we first moved from Canada, it was quite an experience! I’m sure you’re going to love the cuisine in the south :) All the very best to you, and I hope your move goes smoothly.

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  10. Cheesecake is my favourite cake! I have never baked one but yours looks just delicious! :) I will have to give it a go and will be happy if I can make it loom even half as good as yours :)

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  11. That’s a perfect cheesecake, Loretta! You swirled it just perfectly. Not like when I made mine. I overswirled and the whole thing ended up like a big chocolate blob! :D Thanks for co-hosting! You and Ginger made quite a pair. Perfect pair!


    1. Ha ha Fae, you mean to say my cheesecake is better than the ones they make in NY? Now, that’s a huge compliment :))). Thank you. I hope you’re doing well? I’m hoping to catch up on my fellow-blogger posts, but alas things get put on the back burner. My sis is arriving from England today, so I’ll be busy with her too, but I do enjoy Fiesta Fridays :)

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