German Chocolate Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Joanne Stewart


I forget where I got this recipe, but it has become a family favorite, also great to take to Family Reunion's and church pot lucks. It is moist and delicious and very easy too. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


★★★★★ 1 vote

12 to 16
30 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


  • box
    chocolate cake mix
  • 2 pkg
    8 oz. each cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large
  • 1-1/2 c
    granulated sugar

  • 1 c
    milnot, canned milk
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    flaked coconut
  • 3 large
    egg yolks
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine

How to Make German Chocolate Cheesecake


  1. Grease a 9x13 baking pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour half the batter into pan. Spread evenly. Reserve other half of batter.
  2. In separate bowl, whip cream cheese, eggs and sugar. our whipped mixture over batter in pan. Be sure to spread evenly. Then pour the reserved cake batter over the cream cheese mixture. Spread evenly over all.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 325* for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Cool completely, then frost with frosting.
  4. FROSTING: Combine Milnot, sugar, egg yolks, butter or margarine, vanilla, coconut and nuts in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it thickens. Cool. Spread over cooled cake. Keep cake refrigerated. Enjoy! Very moist and delicious!

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About German Chocolate Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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