Sunday, June 20, 2010

Heavenly Cake - Coconut Cheeshecake


Delicious Coconut Cheesecake!

Mis en place:

Coconut and vanilla wafers with clarified butter. Before I attempted this cake I only knew about the Israeli style vanilla wafers. My wife was able to clear things up.

Cream Cheese and sugar.

Spin the cream o' coconut in the food processor. Here I made the mistake of putting the whole 15 ounce can in instead of the recommended 8 oz. Thus, I got to make some cupcakes too. :)

Mix in sour-cream and cream of coconut.

Prepared mini cheesecake pans.

Toast two at a time in the water bath.


Baby cakes. I ran out of the cookie crust bottom mixture so I put straight crumbled vanilla wafers. It actually gave a nice extra crunch on the bottom!

The extra cream of coconut did not seem to hurt the flavor too much. It may have had a slightly more languid flavor than it was supposed too. These were easy to make and really delicious. One of the fellows who I shared this with at work stated that it was the best cheesecake he had ever had and said: "You should have a blog!"


  1. I love that you make it in small pans, and those cheesecake cupcake looks so cute. The 1st picture looks awesome! I should start taking picture up close as well.

  2. OMG.. I never thought of doing mini cheesecakes! Love your idea of doing them like that... I'm putting a note on my book for the next time!

    Tom LOOOOVEEE the cheesecake (not as much as the lemon ones) but this one is way high up there.

  3. I love your mini cheesecake!!! Such a great idea!! Looks delicious too..even though i'm not a coconut in cakes!

  4. Did you suggest you read yours? Love all the ingenious adaptations you made - and the darling little blue cupcake liners. That assembly makes a lovely presentation and I know they were delicious!

  5. Ha! You really should get a blog! You would be awesome.

    Great looking cheesecakes. Thanks for posting the photo of the vanilla wafers. I had no idea what they were - I definitely thought they were like your amazon link. I didn't make this cheesecake this week, though now I see everyone's posts I think I may have missed out. Another one to add to the free bake week list.

  6. So you live a secret double life as a blogger, eh?!!! I'm glad you made the small cupcakes because I planned on using ramekins. It's the easiest way for me to send goodies off to my daughter's office and remove too much temptation.

  7. ב''ה

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments. After that fellows suggestion I'm considering starting a baking blog. :)

  8. great looking cakes, yummmm....mendy I have a doubt, what is the mccormik pack on top of the butter in your mis en place picture?


  9. ב''ה

    Thanks for commenting Zerin. Indeed, the mccormik pack is imitation coconut extract. I was unable to find the real thing!