Tuesday, February 9, 2010

German Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

My husband wanted something sweet to take to work with him and I found this recipe at Mommy's Kitchen.  I wanted to eat the icing right out of the pot!  Yummy and rich!  Perfect for potluck gatherings.


1 package (18-1/4 ounces) German Chocolate cake mix


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


1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter, cubed
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. Yield: 16 servings


  1. I am so glad you liked it. Well it is really not hard to dislike is it? I could bathe i that frosting. Plus it is pretty easy the hardest part is waiting for the cake to finish.

  2. It sounds so delicious! It is one of my favorite cookies. I would like to make it at my birth day. Thanks!