Cheesecake Style German Chocolate Cake

Cheesecake Style German Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Jennifer Parsons


This cake is to die for. You can use any cake mix you like...I like to use Red Velvet.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 1 pkg
    cake mix, german chocolate

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4
    eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
    butter, cubed
  • 3
    egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    coconut, flaked
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make Cheesecake Style German Chocolate Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Prepare cake batter according to package directions & set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and beat on low just until combined.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into greased 9x13 baking dish. Gently pour cream cheese mixture over batter. Spoon remaining batter over top and spread to the edges.
  4. Bake for 70-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack for 1 hour.
  5. For frosting, in a heavy saucepan, combine 1st 4 ingredients. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thickened or thermometer reads 160 or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and add vanilla; fold in coconut and pecans. Cool until frosting reaches spreading consisitency. Frost cooled cake. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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About Cheesecake Style German Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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