Sunday, March 22, 2009

German Chocolate Cheesecake



This is a recipe I found on Priscilla Bakes, a wonderful food blog with gorgeous recipes. Shortly afterward I needed a good dessert to take to a baby shower, and this one instantly came to mind. I ended up being too sick to even go to the shower, but I still got great reviews on the cake, thanks Priscilla! The cream cheese filling is a great addition and even with all the layers, this is still a simple cake to prepare. I highly recommend this one, especially if you are a German Chocolate fan!

German Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) German Chocolate cake mix
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
FROSTING:
1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter, cubed
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1-1/2 cup chopped pecans (my husband is allergic to pecans, so I would probably sub almonds, just FYI)

DIRECTIONS

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° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla; fold in coconut and pecans. Cool until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 16 servings.

10 comments:

MaryBeth said...

I love being the first to comment....Cake in any color and flavor is all good. Please stop over for a visit, I have an award for you.

Melissa said...

Wow! I don't remember seeing this one. I think I am going to have to make this too, it looks so good!!!

Sara said...

German chocolate AND cheesecake, all in one? Sounds amazing!

Donna-FFW said...

I love German chocolate cake!! This must be wonderful with the cheesecake layer. I also like the fact it starts with a cake mix.. I'm sure they loved it at the shower!

Netts Nook said...

Teresa Sounds about the same as the one I posted yesterday. It looks so good.

biz319 said...

Growing up, this was one of my favorite cakes to have my mom make for my birthday cake - just love all the combos of flavors!

jor said...

this was sooo yummy!

Maria said...

Wow, what a dessert!

Selba said...

Wow... this cheesecake must tasted delicious! *drooling*

alskamom said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Teresa. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed a nice summer in Alaska, and I hope you get to travel here again soon. :)
I have enjoyed looking at the recipes you have on your blog. They all look great...especially this German Chocolate Cheesecake. It sounds so delicious!! :)