Remember that Lick the Bowl Good Cookbook baking group that I joined so I could kick something off my food bucket list (yes my friends, I have an entire food centered bucket list with well over 100+ things to “kick off”)?
Well it is still going strong!
And I am still happily baking away (although a little behind the rest of the group)!
For the month of April the group baked Pina Colada Mini Cheesecakes (page 59 Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist).
I made this recipe for one of the desserts for our Easter dinner. Although it was a cheesecake, which tends to be heavy, these perfectly portioned cheesecakes with a refreshing coconut and pineapple flavor, were light and springy! Everyone at our Easter dinner loved them and raved about them!
Since I made minimal changes to the recipe, I will only be sharing my changes below and encourage you to purchase the book for the full recipe.
The recipe in the cookbook says it makes 16 mini cheesecakes but I got 21 cheesecakes from the amount of cheesecake batter made exactly according to the recipe. Because of the amount of batter, I had to double the graham cracker crust and whipped cream in the original recipe.
Here are the exact changes I made:
- Double the graham cracker crust to make 21 mini cheesecakes.
- Double the coconut whipped cream topping. This was the only part of the recipe I had trouble with. Making homemade whipped cream is extremely easy, and something I do all the time. But if one little thing is off, then well you might run into a bit of trouble. The recipe in the cookbook was a basic whipped cream recipe (heavy cream, flavoring extract, and powdered sugar) but also included some of the cream of coconut. I tried making the coconut whipped cream according to the recipe twice and could not get it to set up. So I omitted the cream of coconut and doubled the coconut extract called for in the recipe and then I had homemade whipped cream dreaminess!
I would definitely make these cheesecakes again with the changes I mentioned above, especially since they were the first dessert to go at our Easter dinner!
If you would like to bake along with us, join the Lick the Bowl Good Baking Group via the Facebook Group, Baking Through Lick the Bowl Good, here.
Check out the calendar of recipes we will be baking from Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist here.
Here is my official review of the cookbook: Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes and Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist Cookbook Review
Learn more about the author Monica by reading this interview: “Bites with Bloggers” – Lick the Bowl Good
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