Thursday, 5 May 2011

Mother's Day Baking Take Two: Pina Colada Cheesecake

I decided I would do two different smaller cheese cakes instead of one big one to add a little more summer and a little more variety into the day. 
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract 
Whip cream and toasted coconut
  • Stir together first 4 ingredients, and press into bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a lightly greased 10-inch springform pan.
  • Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 3 minutes or until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pineapple and next 4 ingredients, beating until blended. Pour mixture into crust.
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Spread Glaze over top of cheesecake. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Garnish, if desired.
 Recipe adapted from My Recipes

I think I might do an addition glaze like this (before the whip cream and toasted coconut):

Pineapple Glaze:
1 cups crushed pineapple, fresh or canned
1/4 cup pineapple juice and/or rum
1/8 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

When both the cake and the glaze are only slightly warm, pour the glaze over the cake and smooth the top. 

If you're looking for some Pina Colada Cupcakes check out a great recipe for them over at Kimmy's Kitchen!!

I've shared these recipes at:
Making It with Allie
Thrilling Thursday
Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Creative Juice Thursday
Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths
Show Off Your Stuff Party
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
Recipe Swap Thursdays
It's a Keeper Thursday
Full Plate Thursday


  1. Wow, two thins that I love, pina colada and cheesecake! I would love to try this out.

  2. I saw these over on Prairie Story linky, and I had to check them out! I love pina coladas, and in cheesecake form? Heaven! I'm also eyeing your vanilla bean cheesecake and some others! I am your newest follower :)

    Check out my blog and follow back if you like!

  3. Wow! This looks and sounds delish ~ will definitely have to try it. Looks like there are a lot of wonderful recipes here. I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you. Stop by and say hi when you can ~ there's a giveaway going on now!


  4. Thanks so much for linking to me! And your Cheesecake! Oh mylanta! It looks divine! I'm linking up to you as well. :)

  5. That cheesecake sounds wonderfully cool and refreshing.

  6. Oh, yum! I think this has got to be one of my favorite cheesecake flavors. Now if I could just get MY family to make it for me :)

  7. wow, looks so delicious and refreshing, perfect for spring!

  8. Oh this is wonderfully delicious.its a different cheesecake and I would like to try.Thanks for sharing

  9. Love pina colada anything, but omg- this cheesecake is "to die for"! Thanks for the great recipe! Beautiful!

  10. Your Pina Colada Cheesecake looks delicious. It would be a great summertime treat. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  11. Pina Colada...yum. This looks incredible...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

  12. That looks just wonderful and refreshing. Great picture.

  13. I might have to make this for Father's Day or my husband's birthday. I know he would love it. He's a huge fan of pineapple and coconut flavors. I would love it if you would add this recipe to my dessert linky party at Sweet Indulgences Sunday on A Well-Seasoned Life.


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