Hi my name is Kristy and I am a new user. Please bare with me I am not familiar with "posting". I am an avid baker (hopefully will open a bakery some day) and could really use some help with a recipe. Here is my problem: I stink at adjusting recipes to add new ingredients. I have a master cheesecake recipe that I LOVE. The problem is I want to make variations on this recipe - one idea that I really wanted to try out soon is Almond Joy which I would make a brownie crust (already got that down) and for the filling I want to incorporate cream of coconut and almond extract - which is my problem. I know that cheesecakes have a specific balance of moist ingredients and I have no idea how much of what I would take out to allow for the addition of the cream of coconut and almond extract. The recipe I use now already calls for vanilla so I am assuming that I can just exchange the almond for the vanilla and that would solve that problem but not sure as to the cream of coconut - I don't know how much I would need to use to get enough of a coconut taste. Is there a formula that exists that would make this easier for me to figure out on my own?? I have many many ideas for different cheesecakes using this master recipe but no clue on how to adjust it!! Any help you could offer on the subject would be greatly appreciated!!