Almond Joy Cheesecake

This cheesecake is amazing! Creamy coconut filling with a chocolate coconut crust topped with whipped topping and hot fudge. If you don’t make your own whipped topping you are really missing out. It is so simple and takes your deserts to a whole new level. Sliced almonds would also be a perfect topper. Enjoy!

Almond Joy Cheesecake
1-1/2 C. chocolate graham crackers
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 C. shredded coconut
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. coconut extract
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
dash of salt
7-oz. sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1/2 C. shredded coconut
hot fudge sauce
freshly whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Wrap the outside of the pan with aluminum foil.

In a food processor, process graham crackers until they are fine crumbs. Add the brown sugar and coconut. Process until combined and the coconut is fine. With processor running slowly drizzle melted butter in. Press in the bottom of the springform pan and bake for 10 minutes. Set aside while you make the filling and lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees.

Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cornstarch, salt, and coconut and vanilla extract together until combined. Gradually add the sweetened condensed milk and eggs while still mixing.

Pulse the additional coconut in a food processor until fine. Add to cream cheese mixture and stir to combine.

Pour cream cheese mixture into crust and spread to the edges. Set the springform pan inside a larger pan. Add boiling water to the larger pan coming about 1/4 way up the springform pan.

Bake for about 55-60 minutes, it will be a little jiggly. Open oven door and let cool in the oven for about an hour. Then let sit on the counter top for a few hours. Then refrigerate for several hours before serving. Serve with plenty of fudge sauce and whipped cream.

Serves: 12
Taken from food blog: Little Dairy on the Prairie


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    • Judy on August 18, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I only have one thing to say about this cheese cake. TO DIE FOR!!!

    I’ll have to share it with family cause it is so good I can’t have it in the house too long.

  1. I totally agree! Glad you enjoyed it and the family will too.

    • Janet on August 26, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Thank You Martha! for making this for mom’s B’day it was Delish! not good for my diabetes but great for the taste buds!

  2. My pleasure, glad everyone enjoyed it!

    • Janet on April 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    OH! MY WORD!!!! This was so delious especially when you have it prepared for you! Martha made this as a birthday cake for our mom and it was a hit!! Great Job! Thanks!

  3. Thank you! It is one of my favorites and love a reason to make it.

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