German Chocolate Cheesecake

This decadent chocolate cheesecake recipe features the flavors of a classic German chocolate cake with its chocolate crumb crust and creamy topping of of chopped pecans and flacked coconut. 

Yield: 12 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preparation

  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients; press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Pour into prepared crust.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Loosen cake from pan; cool. Chill 8 hours.
  5. Stir together evaporated milk and next 4 ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7 minutes. Stir in pecans and coconut; spread over cheesecake.
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