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I was scratching my head over what kind of dessert to make for my son’s birthday party. He is picky when it comes to desserts (and many other things). He does not complain or nag much.., he just would not eat it. Neither would he overwhelm you with compliments when you make something and he likes it. You know he enjoyed it by looking at his dinner plate…, It will be licked clean.

I didn’t want to make a standard chocolate cake. I wanted to bake something that can be enjoyed by the kids (mostly him) as well as by others. I bounced ideas with a few friends. My friend Sonal from http://simplyvegetarian777.com gave me the right perspective. While talking to her, I told her that, I like to mix homemade chhena (cottage cheese) with coconut and sugar and eat as a dessert, then why wouldn’t the Coconut Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle wouldn’t be a hit with kids as well as with the adults. She suggested to buy a slice and get a taste of it before making it. I couldn’t do that because I didn’t really find time.., instead what I did was, I asked another friend who was coming to the party to make a backup Tres Leches Cake (things we do for our kids!) 🙂

The party was a blast. The Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle was an instantaneous hit amongst the kids as well as the adults. The backup Tres Leches Cake was there (In fact, that’s the cake my son blew the candles on and cut it.., since he had cut the Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle in the morning itself).

For me (strictly speaking for myself here) when there is no left-over left.., I know that my guests ate well and for me that’s happiness. Here is my recipe for the Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle.

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Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle

 

Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate DrizzleINGREDIENTS:

 

For the Crust:

  • 20 Graham Crackers and a few coconut cookies (I used coconut thins from Trader joes)
  • 5 TBSP Melted Butter

For the Filling:

  • 3 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup full-fat coconut cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes and 1/2 cup more for decoration
  • 1 TBSP coconut rum (optional)

For the Topping:

  • 6 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped, use best-quality
  • 1cup heavy cream

METHOD

  • Crush the crackers in food processor and add melted butter and pulse to incorporate.
  • Press mixture into the bottom of springform pan and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add coconut cream, eggs, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. Mix just until smooth.
  • Fold coconuts flakes and coconut rum (if using) into mixture until fully blended.
  • Spread evenly into the crust.
  • Place a bowl of water below the pan in the oven. If your cheesecake will go on the second rack of the oven, then keep this water-filled bowl on the third rack of the over. This will help the cheesecake moistened while baking and prevent cracks.
  • Bake in an 180C / 350F preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 120C / 250F and bake for another 60-90 minutes.
  • Let cool overnight in the refrigerator.

For the white chocolate drizzle:

  • Place finely chopped chocolate and cream in a bowl
  • Set over warm water on low heat (water should not touch the bottom of the bowl).
  • Stir very frequently until almost melted.
  • Spread over the cooled coconut cream cheesecake. sprinkle coconuts and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Check out some other great cake recipes:

Olive Oil Date Loaf Cake (Eggless)

The Naked Red Velvet Cake

The Best Chocolate Banana Bread with Nutella Glaze

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70 Comments

  1. This looks so, so good! I saw this earlier when pinning and I’m glad I have the recipe now. Thanks.

  2. Wow! This combines 2 of my favorite desserts…coconut cream pie and cheesecake. I’ll probably dream about it tonight. YUM!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. I can’t believe I have never thought of coconut cheesecake before. Glad to hear it was a hit and your son enjoyed his birthday.

  4. Can you just come to my house and bring all your treats! This looks amazing. I enjoy all of your recipes so much and this looks to be one of my new favorites.

  5. I love Cheesecake and coconut on top of it sounds so much delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  6. Omg just the name alone had my mouth watering! This looks delicious and seems so easy to make…thanks

  7. Love cheescake so love to try new rrecipes. I will pin this for later! Cold weather is coming so I will be baking more. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Aish
    This cake looks such a killer! The ingredients and flavors sound so delicious and favorfu like. I have to try this cake myself, now that I have a fool proof recipe here!!
    Thank you so much for the shout out dear girl! 😍💕💕

  9. Um WOW…I love coconut and white chocolate and both in a cheesecake?! Again..WOW this looks so good I wish you lived next door to me!

  10. This looks absolutely delicious! I love coconut and cheesecake, so this is right up my alley. It’s no secret why it was such a hit 🙂

  11. Oh my! This looks absolutely delicious. I’ve never tried coconut cream cheesecake before, but heard lots of good things about it.

  12. This looks incredible! I love coconut, and my birthday is coming up – I think I just found my cake…

  13. This looks amazing! I cannot wait to try it out! I have a dinner get together this weekend and I really think everyone will enjoy this! Thank you!

  14. Oh that looks delicious – sadly I love coconut but no one else I know does to I would be forced (forced I tell you) to eat the lot myself 😉

  15. This looks simply decadent! So light and creamy. I’m going to save this to make for Easter. I love the pretty coconut! Thank you for sharing

  16. This looks like a delicious piece of cake (get it?! hwhahah). Love the pictures and i’m gonna save the recipe 🙂

  17. This would be a new variant for my cheesecake dessert 🙂 thx for sharing

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  19. You caught my attention with this awesome and delectable cake. Wow. Thanks for sharing and you now have a new follower

  20. Yum! What a great new way to make cheesecake! I bet this is great in the summer for a tropical feel!

  21. I adore coconut, this looks amazing, would be fabulous as a Christmas dessert

  22. oh YUM! This cheesecake looks creamy and dreamy and I love the coconut. Love using coconut around the holidays as it makes everything look so pretty and festive!

  23. white chocolate and coconut oh my! this looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe sometime!

  24. I love these combinations with chocolate and coconut! It looks so delicious! I will make these one! Thanks for sharing recipes.

  25. I’ve tried a lot of cheesecakes before but I don’t think I’ve tried anything with coconut as the main ingredient! This sounds and looks lovely! I like that there’s a white chocolate drizzle on top! YUM!

  26. I can imagine serving this for Christmas! It looks so festive and it’s something that people will go crazy for! It looks so good!

  27. I love anything with coconut in it and this absolutely looks divine. And so decadent! Perfect as a holiday dessert,

  28. Looks delicious. I haven’t eaten cheesecake in forever. Time to change that.

  29. Se manifique! Loved the photo journal and descriptions.
    belíssima fotografia.
    Everything looks so mouth wateringly good!

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