German Chocolate Cheesecake

Recipe by Dee514
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 12-18
YIELD: 1 Cake




  • Crust: In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar and cocoa.
  • Add egg, butter and vanilla.
  • Beat with mixer till well combined.
  • With well buttered fingers, press dough into the bottom of greased 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake crust at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Set crust aside to cool (in pan) while mixing filling.
  • Filling: In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar& sour cream.
  • Beat with mixer till smooth.
  • Add eggs and yolk one at a time.
  • Beat well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Stir in chocolate.
  • Pour filling over crust.
  • 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.
  • Remove cake from oven, and run a knife around the inside edge of pan.
  • Chill cake uncovered overnight!
  • Coconut Pecan Topping: Melt butter in small saucepan.
  • Stir in sugar, evap milk and egg yolk.
  • Cook and stir over low heat about 10 minutes or till thickened.
  • Stir in 2/3 cup coconut, chopped pecans and vanilla.
  • Spread topping over cake.
  • Garnish: (optional) Garnish with 1/3 cup coconut, pecan halves and chocolate curls.
  • Keep cake in refrigerator till time to serve.