The ultimate tropical-flavored cheesecake recipe! My Coconut Lime Cheesecake will take your taste buds straight back to a tropical paradise! The light and fluffy cheesecake is loaded with coconut flavor, then topped with sweet and sour homemade lime curd and a bit of sweet whipped cream. Garnish this coconut cheesecake with toasted coconut and lime slices. You can’t ask for a better summer-time dessert!
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The Coconut Cheesecake
I love everything about this tropical-flavored coconut lime cheesecake! I start the cake out with a simple, graham cracker crust, then make the coconut cheesecake batter. To add the most amount of natural coconut flavor, I added coconut cream, which is the fatty part of coconut milk. Skim just the cream off the top for this recipe. If you open the can and it’s too liquidy, try refrigerating the cream for a bit and allow the fat to separate and float to the top.
The Lime Curd
For the topping, I made my own lime curd. It really is the perfect complement to this cheesecake. It’s sweet and sour and it balances out the sweetness of the cheesecake. I love making my own curds at home because they really are super easy to make! I like to add some right onto the cheesecake and serve any leftovers on the side. If you don’t use it all, just place it into a small jar and into the refrigerator for later. And you can’t have a cheesecake without whipped cream! That’s my last addition to this cake and it adds a bit of lightness to the denser cheesecake layer.
Check out my ‘Easy Lemon Curd’ recipe for an in-depth curd tutorial!
Enjoyed this coconut lime cheesecake? Check out some of my other cheesecake and cake recipes!
- Blackberry Lime Cake – delicate berry cake with lime curd filling!
- Lemon Meringue Cheesecake – triple lemon cheesecake topped with torched meringue!
- Lemon Mousse Cake – the best ever lemon cake with lemon mousse!
- Coconut Key Lime Pie – the most delicious pie ever, with zesty lime filling, coconut crust and coconut whipped cream!
- Coconut Lime Macarons – the most delicious combo of coconut and lime, with lime buttercream and lime curd!
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