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Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cheesecake - tastes like a cherry blossom! - such an easy homemade dessert recipe - for the holidays or anytime!
Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cheesecake - tastes like a cherry blossom!
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

This Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cheesecake tastes like a cherry blossom - my favourite chocolate bar! It's an easy homemade dessert recipe that you can make for the holidays, for birthday parties, or just because! This recipe has a chocolate coconut peanut base, topped with creamy almond filling and maraschino cherries. Try to imagine something more delicious than that!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert recipes, cheesecake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 542 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
For the Base
  • 1 and 1/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (chopped finely)
  • 1/2 cup coconut (I used unsweetened - chopped)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
For the filling
  • 1 cup whipping cream (heavy cream) (divided)
  • 3 blocks cream cheese - 24oz (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs (at room temp)
  • 5 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
For topping
  • 1 cup whipping cream or remainder of 473ml carton
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 12 maraschino cherries
  • maraschino cherry syrup from jar
Instructions
For the Base
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and press into a 10 inch springform pan.

For the filling
  1. Whip 1/2 cup of the whipping cream until soft peaks form.

  2. Use a handmixer to blend the cream cheese until smooth.  Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy - a few minutes.

  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between additions.  Add almond extract, cornstarch and 1/2 cup of unwhipped cream.  Mix well to combine.

  4. Fold in cream you whipped earlier.

  5. Pour over base, smooth out top and bake for 70-75 minutes, or until centre is almost set.  Remove from oven, run a sharp knife around the inside of the pan, and let cool on a wire rack.  Refrigerate at least a few hours, but preferably overnight.

For topping
  1. Whip remaining cup of cream with sugar until soft peaks form.  Spread it over chilled cheesecake.  Decorate with maraschino cherries.  Serve with a drizzle of maraschino cherry syrup from the jar, for the true cherry blossom experience.

  2. Enjoy! :)

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cheesecake - tastes like a cherry blossom!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1540IU31%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.