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German Chocolate Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake

Garnished with a gooey coconut and pecan topping, this baked chocolate cheesecake with an OREO Cookie crust is a great dessert recipe for entertaining.

Prep time30 min
Total time6hr 0min
ServingsMakes 16 servings.
  • 18 OREO Cookies, finely crushed 
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 pkg. (4 oz.) sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 2½ tsp. vanilla, divided
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • ⅓ cup canned evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine cookie crumbs and 3 Tbsp. butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.  Bake 10 min.
  • Beat cream cheese, flour and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add chocolate and 2 tsp. vanilla; mix well. Add 3 eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake 45 to 50 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan.
  • Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
  • Pour milk into small saucepan.  Add 1/4 cup butter, and remaining sugar, egg and vanilla; cook on medium-low heat until butter is completely melted and mixture is thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans; cool completely.
  • Spread coconut mixture over cheesecake just before serving. 
Recipe Tips
  • Size-Wise
    Since this indulgent special-occasion dessert makes 16 servings, it's the perfect dessert to serve at your next party.
  • How to Soften the Cream Cheese
    Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 min. or until slightly softened.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 29g 
   Saturated fat 16g 
   Trans fat .5g 
Cholesterol 105mg 
Sodium 250mg 
Carbohydrate 29g 
   Dietary fiber 1g 
   Total sugars 20g 
   Added sugars 14g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A20 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV
Calcium6 %DV
Iron10 %DV
Potassium2 %DV

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