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    German Chocolate Cheesecake

    German Chocolate Cheesecake. Photo by RobinS Smith

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 45 mins

    1 hrs

    1 hrs 45 mins

    Dee514's Note:

    Posted in reply to a message board request. If you like German Chocolate Cake and cheesecake, you might want to give this recipe a try. *Note: the prep/cook times do not include the overnight refrigeration required before the topping can be added.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12-18

    Yield:

    Cake

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    Crust

    • 3/4 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla

    Filling

    Coconut Pecan Topping

    Garnish

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Crust: In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar and cocoa.
    2. 2
      Add egg, butter and vanilla.
    3. 3
      Beat with mixer till well combined.
    4. 4
      With well buttered fingers, press dough into the bottom of greased 9-inch springform pan.
    5. 5
      Bake crust at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
    6. 6
      Set crust aside to cool (in pan) while mixing filling.
    7. 7
      Filling: In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar& sour cream.
    8. 8
      Beat with mixer till smooth.
    9. 9
      Add eggs and yolk one at a time.
    10. 10
      Beat well after each addition.
    11. 11
      Beat in vanilla.
    12. 12
      Stir in chocolate.
    13. 13
      Pour filling over crust.
    14. 14
      Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, lower temp to 200° and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until center is no longer shiny or wet looking.
    15. 15
      Remove cake from oven, and run a knife around the inside edge of pan.
    16. 16
      Chill cake uncovered overnight!
    17. 17
      Coconut Pecan Topping: Melt butter in small saucepan.
    18. 18
      Stir in sugar, evap milk and egg yolk.
    19. 19
      Cook and stir over low heat about 10 minutes or till thickened.
    20. 20
      Stir in 2/3 cup coconut, chopped pecans and vanilla.
    21. 21
      Spread topping over cake.
    22. 22
      Garnish: (optional) Garnish with 1/3 cup coconut, pecan halves and chocolate curls.
    23. 23
      Keep cake in refrigerator till time to serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 08, 2003

      55

      To die for pretty much sums it up if you are a german chocolate fan. I've made this 3 times in last 2 weeks - lots of requests!!! No room for improvement as far as this family goes. Thanks for a great recipe!!!

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    • on August 09, 2003

      55

      My husband brought me german chocolate cheesecake from the bakery and it was very good so I decided find a good recipe for it and this is the one!Its delicious!If you try it you going to love it!

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    • on July 18, 2003

      55

      Wonderful recipe! I made it for a fairwell pot luck...people were skipping the main course and going straight to the dessert table to 'reserve' themselves a piece! The only reason I can even rate it is because I licked the slicing knife. :o(

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    Nutritional Facts for German Chocolate Cheesecake

    Serving Size: 1 (110 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 590.3
     
    Calories from Fat 393
    66%
    Total Fat 43.6 g
    67%
    Saturated Fat 25.0 g
    125%
    Cholesterol 193.4 mg
    64%
    Sodium 279.8 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 43.9 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    7%
    Sugars 33.1 g
    132%
    Protein 9.7 g
    19%

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