Tuesday, September 28, 2010

German Chocolate Creamcheese Cake

My husband has a sweet tooth for German Chocolate Cake. I'll be talking to him at work and he'll say, "Well, I better let you get back to making my German Chocolate Cake". So, I am always on the search for creative and quicker ways to make GCC.  I try to make the completely-from-scratch version near his birthday or our anniversary, but it is kind of a time-consuming dessert! I was very pleased to find a new recipe that was fairly quick and just as scrumptious! It uses GCC box mix but also has a layer of cheesecake in between. Yum! The recipe is listed on pauladeen.com and was submitted by a user on her site.  Here is the recipe:

1 package (18 1/4 oz) German Chocolate cake mix

Cream Cheese Filling:
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter, cubed (not margarine)
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1-1/2 cup chopped pecans


Prepare cake batter according to package directions; set aside. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour half of the cake batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Gently pour cream cheese mixture over batter. Gently spoon remaining 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 on a wire rack for 1 hour. For frosting, in a heavy 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. 

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  1. Yum!!! I agree with your husband, there is no better cake than German Chocolate. In fact I don't like Chocolate cake, but make it German Chocolate and I could eat the whole thing :0)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe - it looks yummy. I just stumbled onto your blog today and am now following.

  2. My husband loves German Choclate Cake, too. For 20 yrs; every birthday, that's what he wants. Cheesecake would probably be a close second. I can't wait to tell him there is a recipe for combining the two. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Wow, that baby is LOADED!

    I'd love for you to stop by What's Cooking Wednesday to share one of your recipes (http://thekingscourt4.blogspot.com/search/label/What%27s%20Cooking%20Wednesday)!! Hope to see you there :)

  4. that looks decadent!

    Thanks for stopping by for What's Cooking Wednesday...come back next week and link up again!




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