Thursday, March 31, 2011

German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

Y'all, this cake is so amazingly wonderful. It's what happens when German Chocolate Cake
 and Cheesecake decide to get together and do a little hanky panky. The base of this cake starts off with a boxed cake mix (yay!) but the cheesecake layer and the frosting are from scratch. 
And the frosting, oh the frosting. It is heaven.  The cake weighs about 2 tons when all is said and done, but it is so worth it (kinda like pregnancy).

My co-workers actually renamed this cake. The actual name given to this cake is “German Chocolate Cheesecake”.  However, when I told them what I was bringing to share, they were expecting cheesecake with a German chocolate topping.  Noooo, it’s a German chocolate cake with cheesecake running through it, I told them.  So they ask, “Well, why isn’t it called German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake?” I said, “I don’t know, this is just what they call it. Will you just eat it?” And they did. And they loved it.  And they keep asking for more. They are a spoiled bunch.
Ingredients:
(For the cake)
1 package German Chocolate Cake Mix
(plus ingredients needed per package directions, usually eggs, oil & water)

(Cream cheese filling)
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten

(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 sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
1-1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Prepare cake batter according to package directions; 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.  Gently spoon remaining cake 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 for 1 hour.
For 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.

Refrigerate leftovers. Makes about 16 servings

45 comments:

Holly said...

Bran, you ROCK girl!! I could not have imagined a better recipe for you to share!! Thank you so much for being my guest!! I am honored : )

The Country Cook said...

Love ya Holly. I really hope your readers enjoy it as much as we did. Thank you SO much for asking me to be a part of your blog! Such an honor and you've become such a great friend - thank you!

Bo said...

It sounds so good...I can see why it didn't last long...off to checkout the recipe.

Treat and Trick said...

Looks tempting and yummy!

spcookiequeen said...

Have to go see that cake, I think it's calling my name.
Hope you have a great weekend.
-Gina-

Tina said...

Oh my gosh! This looks like the perfect dessert to make me WANT to stay an extra half hour at the gym! I just added the ingredients to my shopping list! Thanks Brandie!!
PS..everywhere I wear my jewelry, I get compliments!

thecompletecookbook said...

I am going to put on too much weight will all those wonderful recipes.
:-) Mandy

Carolyn said...

Ooo, looks great, off to check out your guest post!

Melynda said...

Serious? I cannot wait to make this. I really like cheesecake where it is shared in another dessert, rather than just pure cheesecake. This looks perfect. thanks.

Rosemary said...

I Love cheesecake . . . love German chocolate cake. I can imagine just how luscious the combo is! I'll be getting this recipe for sure! And I'll check out your guest post, too.

The Country Cook said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I really hope you enjoy this cake if you try it. Y'all are the best and your support continues to humble me!

RavieNomNoms said...

Wow that looks amazing! I think german chocolate cake is under rated and then to add the cheesecake into it? OH MAN, this is incredible!

MrsJenB said...

You. so. crazy.

Seriously, my jaw dropped at the title alone. THEN I saw the picture and lost control of my senses. I woke up on the floor.

Maybe not. But you know what I mean. ;)

SHUGARMAN FAMILY said...

Yum, that looks absolutely delish. THanks for sharing! I'm a new follower :)

Erin said...

This just sounds heavenly!!!

carolinaheartstrings said...

This looks so wonderful. Great job!

Becky said...

What a combo, German chocolate cake and cheesecake. Off to check out the recipe.

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! Love love love all that frosting!

Mateja ^_^ said...

Wonderful combination and as I'm lately all into cheesecakes off I go...............have a great weekend :)

Candace said...

I can't think of a better combination than German Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake. It's like the best of both worlds. You are awesome!

Mama J said...

Can I just lick all the frosting off the top??? ;)
Yum!

Sandra said...

You are genius Brandy..this sounds fantastic and awesome and sooooo tasty!

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

You are just TOO funny. Amazing cake, going to check out the guest post... :-)

Martha (MM) said...

Looks great but bummer for me, coconut is one thing I just can't eat :-(

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, you've got me drooling! That looks incredible! I'm your newest follower . . . can't wait to try out some of your recipes!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Evan @swEEts said...

I can only imagine how rich and delicious this little combo is! Sounds heavenly.

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

Wow... this looks so freakin good!

A Busy Nest said...

This looks like the best German chocolate cake anyone could eat!

MaryBeth said...

Holy Hanky Panky...This is so darn delish looking!

A little bit of everything said...

i love german chocolate but never heard of german chocolate cheesecake but I love it already. I bet it tasted heavenly. Thanks for sharing Brandie

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

Wow -- glad that has zero calories in it :) Sounds delish! And now I must go check out your whoopie pies & the eclair cake which looks DIVINE!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

I love german chocolate cake but german chocolate cheesecake cake sounds even better! I've never seen a cake like this before. I have to make it asap. Thanks so the recipe. :)

Tiffany said...

What a great idea for a cheesecake!

carolinaheartstrings said...

This looks so fantastic. Cannot wait to make it.

Katie Mar said...

mmmm this looks super decadent.
how creative!

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

My husband love love loves german chocolate cake so I'm sure this would put him over the edge. Looks delicious!

(Found you on Made by You Monday)

The Mom Chef said...

Oh heaven's preserve us, that looks sinfully delicious. I think I could put away a good amount of that. I love anything with cheesecake. Wow.

thepsychobabble said...

Too tempting! Thanks for sharing:)

syrupandbiscuits said...

Oh, for Pete's sake! This is awesome, Brandi! Thanks so much for sharing!

msbooch10 said...

German Chocolate AND cheesecake. Quite a treat. Big decision to start here or make the "cheesecake bars." For the 4th I probably will go with both. Thanks much.
msbooch10@live.com

Andrea said...

Made this today for my Mom's birthday and everyone loved it!! We have been taking turns trying your recipes and they have ALL been great. You have a such wonderful collection of family friendly recipes with accessible ingredients and easy to follow instructions. Thank you for sharing! :o)

Patty C. said...

Just wondering -- for the frosting, could you substitute sweetened condensed milk for the evaporated milk, and eliminate the sugar, or will that make the frosting too runny?

Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday and everyone LOVED this cake. They are already asking me to make it again. Thank you!

JuliesCafeBakery said...

Absolutely love this recipe

Anonymous said...

I cannot eat gluten. Can I make the German Chocolate Cake from scratch using gluten free flour and the cook times would still be the same. The recipe looks wonderful and I love German Choco Cake. Thanks