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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. 

Recipe by Southern Living October 2000


Recipe Summary

12 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together first 3 ingredients; press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool.

  • 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.

  • Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Loosen cake from pan; cool. Chill 8 hours.

  • 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.