Say hello to this dreamy Coconut Topped Almond Joy Cheesecake Recipe with slivered almonds and a chocolate glaze to bring every forkful together!
This is cheesecake. It is perfect and moist through to the crust, a delicate thing that holds the whole slice together with what seems to be just a sliver of strength. It snaps under pressure from your fork as you lift the first bite to your mouth. From the speckle of toasted coconut flakes at the top to the sweet crust at the bottom, every flavor is unique and the textures combine on the palette to create an amazing sensation. That first experience. The moment where the anxious pastry chef awaits your thoughts and reviews on the slice delicately arranged on a clean white plate before you.
You know those candy bars filled with shredded coconut that sometimes have nuts – and sometimes don’t? I hated those growing up. If I found one in my Easter basket I would shrivel my nose and toss it. We didn’t eat coconut. It was the kind of sweet that stuck in between your teeth and the texture was weird. Now, as an adult, I wonder what I was thinking as a kid. Coconut is one of my favorite flavors. I even have a bag of toasted coconut to mix with bananas and nuts for a quick snack. It is one of those things I can’t get enough of and probably treat a little too much like candy. So, when I was looking through my pantry and coconut spilled out, I started researching this combination for the most sinful of desserts – the cheesecake. Not just any cheesecake, Almond Joy Cheesecake.
This was not a delicate macaroon with worry spent on over or under whipped egg whites, this almond joy cheesecake recipe, for all it’s table presentation, was a few simple ingredients blended quickly and baked. Even the smooth ganache that covers the entire surface was made from kitchen staples. No fancy imported chocolates. Nothing outlandishly expensive or hard to find. A simple stand mixer and food processor make the prep work a breeze and the only other dish is for the wonderful chocolate topping, which is worth the clean up. This show-stopping Almond Joy Cheesecake is one you are going to want to add to the menu for when you need a perfect dessert with hardly any fret.
Hello, Almond Joy Cheesecake. I love you.