German Chocolate Cheesecake

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, cubed (not margarine)
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


Prepare cake batter according to package directions; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour half of the cake batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Gently pour cream cheese mixture over batter. Gently spoon remaining batter over top; spread to edge of pan. Bake at 325° for 70-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. For frosting, in a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thickened and a thermometer reads 160°




Patti Wafford's picture

Tina is a great cook and I know this recipe will not dissapoint!

Joanna Hall's picture

I believe there is nothing that Tina can't do in the kitchen. I have enjoyed so many of
her recipes and ideas. Her blog is fantastic! She includes step by step instructions
and photos which are extremely helpful when trying out new recipes.


We had this wonderful German Chocolate Cheesecake for Mothers Day. All I can say about this cake is it is incredibly heavenly!!!! I saw this recipe at Priscilla’s Baking Adventures, the first time I saw the picture of this cake my jaw dropped on my keyboard. I just knew I had to make it OMY GOODNESS! I am such a huge fan of German Chocolate Cake especially homemade, so I knew this was going to be good. This cake does take some time to bake and chill so plan accordingly. It would be best to prepare this cake the night before or the morning of the day you want to serve it. This way it has the appropriate time to chill. The homemade frosting on this cake is just to die for. I could eat that stuff right out of the pot. I really did not think German Chocolate Cake could get any better, but I was so wrong.

* Warning this cake is not diet friendly at all, just look at all those ingredients....... It is so deadly but so worth it *


16.0 Servings


Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 7:36pm


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