German Chocolate Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake

"'My daughter requests this as her birthday cake, and I take it to potlucks, church dinners or any time the dessert is my responsibility,' says Kathy Johnson of Lake City, South Dakota."
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1 h 30 m servings
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  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions; set aside. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  2. Pour half of the cake batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Gently pour cream cheese mixture over batter. Gently spoon remaining batter over top; spread to edge of pan.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 70-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  4. For frosting, combine sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks in a heavy saucepan. Cool and stir over medium-low heat until thickened and a thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla; fold in coconut and pecans. Cool until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Hi, I made this cake for my familiy's Oktoberfest party, and it was a hit. I don't really care for chocolate cake but everyone raves about it. It was then requested a few more times, and everyon...

Most helpful critical review

I had high hopes for this cake. It was rich but nothing special. It was more work than worth the taste.

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Hi, I made this cake for my familiy's Oktoberfest party, and it was a hit. I don't really care for chocolate cake but everyone raves about it. It was then requested a few more times, and everyon...

HUGE HIT! All the doctors I work with request this at LEAST once per month! I have co-workers that have said they hate German Chocolate Cake, but LOVE this one! It's definitely a MUST MAKE! And ...

Exceptionally moist and delicious! The cheesecake was dry and firm, like we prefer. Made a great birthday cake! I used a 13" springform pan, and sprayed it lightly with canola oil cooking spray...

EXCELLENT RECIPE!!!! I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone gobbled it up! (ha) I made it as a 2 tiered cake and it was beautiful and delicious.

I have made this cake several times and it is always raved about, and it is sooooooo easy! It tasted much better served cold.

I had high hopes for this cake. It was rich but nothing special. It was more work than worth the taste.

My boyfriend absolutely loved this. Will definitely make again!

This recipe was a huge disappointment. I was looking forward to making this cake, since both my husband and I LOVE cheesecake and he loves German chocolate cake. I'm sorry, but the cheesecake di...

First time making any kind of cheesecake. It turned out great. We should have waited until it cooled completely to eat it.

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