German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake
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5 from 7 votes


German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake starts with a cake mix swirled with a cheesecake filling and topped with the most amazing homemade frosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: German Chocolate Cheesecake
Servings: 12
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


For the cake:

  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • ingredients needed per package directions eggs, oil & water

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 2 (8 oz) blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

For the coconut pecan frosting:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, cubed
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 cup chopped pecans


For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9X13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Prepare German chocolate cake batter according to package directions; set aside.

For the cheesecake filling:

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.

To prepare cake:

  • Pour half of the prepared German chocolate cake batter into a greased 9x13-inch 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 the coconut pecan frosting:

  • In a 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.


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2.6mg