German Chocolate Cheesecake


German Chocolate Cheesecake

This German Chocolate Cheesecake is so delicious! It’s a gooey, rich and wonderful chocolate cheesecake with a chocolate crust and a coconut pecan topping!

I love cheesecake. Let’s be honest, I love all dessert, but cheesecake has been a fave since I was a kid and I love making them.

They seem intimidating, but they really are easy to make. They just take a little time. And there are so many ways you can mix up the flavors too.


Ingredients :

For Oreo Crust :

•14.3 oz. Oreo Cookies-ground

•4 oz. unsalted butter-melted

Chocolate Cheesecake :

•2 lb. cream cheese-softened

•1 and 1/4 cup sugar

•2 Tablespoon cocoa powder

•8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate-melted

•2 teaspoon vanilla

•3 eggs-slightly beaten with the fork

Coconut Pecan Topping :

•1/3 cup unsalted butter

•1 cup evaporated milk

•3 egg yolks

•1 teaspoon vanilla

•3/4 cup light brown sugar

•4 oz. sweetened shredded coconut

•3/4 cups chopped toasted pecans

Ganache for Swirls :

•4 oz. chocolate-chopped

•1 teaspoon coconut oil

•1 Tablespoons cocoa powder

•2/3 cup heavy cream

•1 Tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions :

Oreo Crust :

➔Line the bottom of the 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and wrap the pan in heavy-duty aluminum foil and set aside.

➔Preheat the oven to 325F. Whisk together Oreo crumbs with melted butter, then press the mixture into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of springform pan. Place in the freezer to firm.

Chocolate Cheesecake :

➔Melt the chocolate and set it aside. Beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Mix in the cocoa and melted chocolate.

➔Add eggs and beat just to combine. Spread the mixture over the crust and smooth the top. Place in the preheated oven, then place a small pot filled with water under the pan.

➔Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the center has set. Turn off the oven and crack the door open for additional hour, then place the cake on the counter to cool to room temperature, then chill in the fridge for 4 hour.

➔When it’s cooled remove the ring from the springform pan and transfer the cake onto the serving plate.


Coconut Pecan Topping :

➔In a sauce pan stir together evaporated milk, butter, light brown sugar, and egg yolks. Stirring constantly simmer for 10 minutes until thicken (it should be pudding-like).

➔Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Next, stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside to cool to room temperature, then spread over the chilled cake.

Chocolate Ganache Swirls :

➔Melt the chocolate and coconut oil, then stir in maple syrup. Whisk in cold heavy cream until smooth and creamy.

➔Then whisk in cocoa powder. Set aside to cool and reach piping consistency. Transfer to a piping bag and make the swirls.


If you’ve made any of my other cheesecakes, this one shouldn’t be too unfamiliar. A similar process, but with melted german chocolate for the filling.

I recommend making the coconut pecan topping first, then after that cools for a bit, make the crust and work on the cheesecake filling.

I added a little topping to the inside of the cheesecake too. You could totally add more to inside, or just put it all on top. You’re call. Either way, it’s terrific and a must make for german chocolate cake and coconut/chocolate lovers. YUM!

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