German Chocolate Cheesecake

Joan Penney


I recently dined at a restaurant well known for the cheesecake, this is my "recreation".


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4 Hr
35 Min


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  • 1 c
  • 4 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 4
  • 7/8 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/8 c
    coconut flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet mini chocloate chips
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 4 oz
    semi-sweet baking chocolate

  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make German Chocolate Cheesecake


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or non stick cook spray 10-12" spring form pan.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and chocolate. Remove from heat
  3. Beat sugar and eggs in a large bowl until well mixed.
  4. Add flours, extract and salt to sugar/egg mixture. Mix until well blended.
  5. Add melted chocolate to batter. Mix until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min.
  6. While brownie layer is baking, prepare cheesecake.
  7. Blend cream cheese, eggs and sugar in large bowl. Add chips, coconut and vanilla extract, stir to mix. Set aside
  8. Remove brownie layer from oven, spoon cheesecake mixture over hot brownie. Smooth with offset spatula. Return cheesecake topped brownie to oven. Bake an additional 15-18 min or just until the cheesecake is slightly "tacky" on top.
  9. Remove spring form pan to wire rack to cool 1-2 hours. DO NOT REMOVE SIDES FROM SPRING FORM PAN UNTIL READY TO SERVE. Can place in fridge to speed process.
  10. Chocolate Ganache
    After cheesecake topped brownie has cooled to the touch, prepare ganache.
  11. Heat heavy cream on stovetop but do not allow to boil. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Allow to cool 15-18 min. Pour over cooled cheesecake topped brownie. Return to fridge. Allow to cool while frosting is prepared.
  12. German Chocolate Frosting
  13. Add sugar, evaporated milk and butter to heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until light caramel color and thick (coats back of clean metal spoon). TURN HEAT TO LOW, add lightly beaten egg yolks. Stir and allow to cook 1-2 min. Remove from heat.
  14. Add extract, coconut and chopped pecans. Allow to cool 20-25 min or until spreading consistency. Pour / spread frosting over ganache, cheesecake topped brownie. Return finished product to fridge. When ready to serve, remove sides from spring form pan.

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About German Chocolate Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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