Monday, May 11, 2009

German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

We had this wonderful German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake for Mothers Day. All I can say about this cake is that it's incredibly heavenly!!!!  The first time I saw the picture of this cake my jaw dropped on my keyboard. I just knew I had to make it.

I'm 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 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 didn't think German Chocolate Cake could get any better, but I was so wrong. I will be making this cake again and again.

Prepare the cake batter according to package directions for a 9 x 13 inch cake, 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

Just like this

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.

Now lets make the 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 when its 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 any leftovers.

German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

1 - German chocolate cake mix (prefer Duncan Hines)
prepared according to package directions adding the eggs, oil & water

Cream Cheese Filling:
2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 - cups granulated sugar
4 - eggs, lightly beaten

Coconut Pecan Frosting:
1 - cup granulated sugar
1 - cup evaporated milk
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 - cup chopped pecans

Prepare batter according to package directions, set batter 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 and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Gently pour cream cheese mixture over batter.

Spoon remaining batter over top; spread to edge of baking pan. 
Bake at 325° for 65 - 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 

Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. To prepare the 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 and refrigerate. Refrigerate any leftovers. 

Recipe serves: 14-16 

Cooks Note
Some folks say they can substitute canned pecan frosting on this cake. All I have to say is once you taste homemade you will never used canned again. It's that good. 

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

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Krystal said... #

Oh wow. . .oh wow. . .That looks amazing, and I want a piece right now!!

Heidi said... #

I love German Chocolate cake and cheesecake. Putting them together has got to be a sin! I also really enjoy Priscilla's recipes. My mom is a huge German Chocolate fan and I think this will be her birthday cake this year. Hope your Mother's Day was great!

The Blonde Duck said... #

I'd throw my diet to the wind for that!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

The Blonde Duck, I would to!!!!!!!!!! Man I cant stop eating this cake it is so darn good. What a awesome combination. I bet your mom would love this Heidi.

Ann and Billy said... #

I will definately be trying this. I wish I had the ingredients to make it right now.

Bev said... #

Oh yum, I was wondering about that recipe when I red about it on your blog!

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Michelle said... #

This looks so good....german chocolate and cheesecake...what could be better!

Justin said... #

oh man, that cheesecake looks like heaven!

Bunny said... #

It doesn't get any better than this, fantastic!!

Anonymous said... #

The recipe looks absolutely fabulous-can't wait to try it. I do have one question, the cheesecake part of the recipe calls for sugar - I am asuming powdered sugar, but I am checking to make sure.

Alwayzbakin said... #

All I can say is WOW! That looks so good!

Sophie said... #

Yummie! fabulous! delicious! perfect! elegantly rich! Yummie,.......I love it!! Can you tell,...???

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Anonymous, it is plain granulated sugar not powdered sugar. This cake is so yummylicous!!! I cant wait to make it again.

Anonymous said... #

Thank you very much! Will be making it tomorrow.

Jo said... #

This looks simply delicious. Great combination of German choc cake and cheesecake.

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nweames said... #

Oh my goodness that looks divine!!!

Evan said... #

I just made this cake for a family gathering and what a smash hit! It is so delicious! You can taste each and every layer. My mouth is watering right now thinking of another piece! I have tried many recipes off other websites and 90% of the time, they don't work out or taste that good. So far, I've made 2 of your recipes and both times, 100% success! Thank you so much!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Evan I am so glad you liked it. This is one of my favorite cakes and a great crowd pleaser. I hope you keep coming back to MK.

Adouma said... #

I made this cake for my brother's birthday on Sunday. I saw it on your blog (I am a lurker...) a little while ago and couldn't wait for an occassion where I could enjoy it without feeling gluttonous. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. It was delicious and I got rave reviews all around.

philippine cakes said... #

This is so delicious i love it so much. Keep posting!


annaed_2 said... #

This looks awesome! I am enjoying poking around your site and collecting some new recipes! Thanks for sharing.

crudate said... #

i tired this recipe today.... let me tell you its the bomb!

i would rcommend this cake to anyone!!!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I would agree with you in those exact words. THE BOMB this is one of my favorite cakes. So glad you liked it.

Daphne said... #

I baked this yummy treat this past weekend. I completely agree with eating the icing straight out of the pot! To die for! I posted about the cake on my blog and gave you a shout out. Come check it out! BTW- I grew up in your area and recently moved to KS. I hear you're supposed to get some snow this week! Good luck!

Beth said... #

Made the German Chocolate Cheesecake for my dad for his birthday yesterday..and it was sooooo delicious! Thanks for posting it!

Tammye Jo said... #

Was looking for something different so I made this tonight. My hubby and son LOVED it. I am adding this to my "regulars" when it comes to desserts. THANKS!

bluiiis said... #

Ha, what leftovers???? You're kidding, of course!

Donnett said... #

I think I will surprise my husband with this one.. just because "I love you" cake :)

Knoxville TN!

donna said... #

I made this cake and couldnt believe that it looked exactly like your pictures. This was so simple to make. I have had several requests to make again. I was a little concerned when I was making the icing because it didn't seem thick to me. But I let it rest and it came out perfect. I love your site. :)

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I am so glad you liked the cake. Just let the frosting sit in the pot until it is the consistency to spread on the cake. That frosting is so deadly, I love it. This cake is always a huge hit.

Anonymous said... #

I am an activity director at a nursing home and we are always looking for new recipes to make at our cooking class. I found your sight yesterday and we made your German chocolate cheesecake today...everyone loved it!! Thank you so much for the GREAT recipe!!!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said... #

Tina, I'm practically drooling over your cake. That looks so yummy. I am saving this for my Dad. He loves german chocolate. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)

April S. said... #

im doing this recipe for my husband for fathers day thanks for posting these recipes. i truly have enjoyed your site it is now listed as one of my favorites under april s.

Michelle said... #

I just made this cake for the first time this past weekend. I had been wanting to make it for about 6 months now, and finally had an excuse to make it, when my mother-in-law came for dinner. We LOVED it! My husband can't stop talking about how good it is, and how it is definitely "a keeper". I love your website, and my family always knows that if I say I got a recipe off of your website, it is GONNA BE GOOD :)

Anonymous said... #

omgosh german choc cheesecake, valentines day is coming n my husband loves german choc cake n my 2 grown boys love cheesecake what a great recipe cant wait to make this yummmmmmo

SnuggleBunnie said... #

Hi Tina,

I just wanted to let you know I tried this recipe last night and it was absolutely amazing. My family enjoyed it. I am actually about to have a piece right as I type this. I had to omit the pecans bc my daughter has a severe peanut allergy. The coconut well i forgot to pick some up and I was right at the store lol. Hubby and the girls were disappointed but they said the cake tasted good. I guess I have to do this again a few weeks lol.

Anonymous said... #

I'm always about presentation & I want my cake to look like the picture. Well when I poured my cream cheese mixture on top most of it started to sink, like I was trying to make it marble. Guess my mixture wasnt thick enough for whatever reason. I really want to have the cream cheese layer. What did I do wrong? :-(. Although I'm sure it will still taste the same.

Tina Butler said... #

Maybe your filling wasn't thick enough. It will sink some but not completley. The photos show the cosistencey on how it should look. I don't know how it could be that thin with 2 packages of cream cheese, sugar and eggs.

Anonymous said... #

I'm sending my boyfriend out now to buy more cream cheese, but I'm going to put chocolate chips in the cheesecake part and omit the frosting because I'm not a big fan of it.

Anonymous said... #

I'm going to make a layer of cheesecake below the cake so It won't mix like those concerned. Another option could be to bake the lower layer of cake for a few minutes before adding the other 2 layers

f92f0860-e1df-11e2-923d-000bcdcb2996 said... #

I made this cake and took it to a church dinner today. It was delicious and received rave reviews! That frosting! YUM. I could have just eaten it all by itself! Thanks so much for this recipe!

Anonymous said... #

If I make this in the morning, should I refrigerate the cake until it is time to serve?

Tina Butler said... #

Yes. Anything with cream cheese would need to be refrigerated. I hope you like it.

tzlsh said... #

This looks SO yummy. Will need my Fatfighters handy when I make this!

Jeena Mathew said... #

Would I be able to make this as a round cake? Do you have any suggestions on how I could do that?

Jefiner Jones said... #

Just get a large round pan. I have a Wilton pan that I can double a boxed mix and it's wonderful!

Jefiner Jones said... #

I have a large round Wilton cake pan that's ideal!

Katrina Hackett said... #

My grandmother used to make a cake similar to this one and it was great. You're so right about homemade frosting. I'll never use the canned one again.

robbin said... #

You cant let " DIET" run ur life... eat in moderation & u can still enjoy the fun stuff

Gina said... #

I made this cake this morning. WOW! I did make an adjustment though. yes when it is homemade it really is much better. I did not use a cake mix but made my cake from scratch. Everything was homemade

Grady Harper said... #

Will make cake for the 4th of July. Family binner.

Anonymous said... #

Thanks for the recipe. I did not understand the last line of the directions - Refrigerate leftovers? What leftovers could there possibly be? Yum!

Anonymous said... #

I've searched 3 stores for DH 18.5 oz cake mix but no luck. I ended up with a 16oz off brand so we'll see how it goes. I guess if anything mine will be more cream cheesy. - Carol

Tina Butler said... #

I removed the ounces on the cake mix in the ingredient listing. Since posting this recipe years ago the cake mixes have been reduced in size. Just use any brand german chocolate cake mix.

lemondropp said... #

Has anyone used a bundt cake pan? Im gonna make this soon

Francine Bohr said... #

Does the thermometer have to be a meat one or candy one

jeejee said... #

Wow gotta try this thank you !

Anonymous said... #

How Long Does It Take For Icing To Cook Approx??