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German Chocolate Cheesecake Slice on white plate with fork

German Chocolate Cheesecake

Nothing like the taste of a freshly made german chocolate cake with REAL icing! Well, that is unless it is a german chocolate cheesecake, then that one takes the cake!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Oven Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8



  • 1/2 Stick Butter melted
  • 45 Animal Cookies or another type of dry chocolate cookie

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese room temp
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Splenda or Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder


  • 12 oz Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Splenda or Sugar
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 325
  • In double boiler, add about a cup of water to the bottom pot, bring to a boil then turn off. mixture.
  • Place the top pot over it and add your cream and chocolate chips to the top pot. Mix until fully melted and set aside.
  • In a food processor chop the chocolate cookies into a fine crumb. Then mix in melted butter until mixed.
  • Grease your cheesecake pan well then pack the cookie crumb mixture on the bottom of the pan. Set in freezer.
  • In the food processor or mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth.
  • Add in the sweetener, cocoa powder, vanilla, and eggs and mix again. Scrape down the sides to make sure it all gets mixed in.
  • Stir in the chocolate into the cheesecake mixture a few spoonfuls at a time until it is all mixed in.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture over crust.
  • Wrap pan in foil and place inside another baking dish. Fill the other dish with water till it is about 1/4 inch below the top of the foil
  • Place in center of the preheated oven. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Then turn off the oven, leave the door closed and allow to sit in the oven for another 20 minutes.
  • Then remove from oven and place on the counter to cool for one hour.


  • Over medium heat on the stove, mix egg, milk, sugar. Stir constantly, until the mixture thickens. It takes about 10 to 12 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla and then coconut and nuts. Mix until fully blended.
  • Frost the top of the cooled cheesecake when ready.
Keyword cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, oven baked, german chocolate cheesecake