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Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

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Imagine the comfort of a warm cinnamon roll and the indulgent creaminess of a classic cheesecake all rolled into one: Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake. It’s a dessert that promises to be a showstopper at any gathering, combining two beloved classics into an unforgettable treat.

The Inspiration Behind the Dessert

The idea of a Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake is born out of a love for both pastries. Who hasn’t found solace in the sweet, spicy swirls of a cinnamon roll or the rich, velvety texture of a cheesecake? By marrying these two, you get layers of flavor and texture that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The Art of Combining Flavors

Creating this dessert is like orchestrating a symphony where each ingredient plays a crucial role. The base starts with a buttery, biscuit crust that sets the stage for what’s to come. Then comes the star of the show – the cheesecake batter, which needs to be whipped to silky perfection. But the real twist is the cinnamon filling, reminiscent of the gooey center of a cinnamon roll, swirled throughout the cheesecake before it takes its time to set and develop flavors in the oven.

The Topping: A Nod to the Classic Roll

No cinnamon roll would be complete without that creamy, dreamy frosting on top, and neither would our Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake. Once cooled, the cheesecake is adorned with a luscious frosting that drips down the sides, inviting you to dig in.

The Baking Journey

Crafting this dessert is a journey of patience and precision. It’s about understanding how to balance the sweetness of the sugar with the tang of the cream cheese and the warmth of the cinnamon. It’s about mastering the baking time to achieve that slight wobble in the center, indicating a perfectly baked cheesecake.

The Final Masterpiece

After hours of preparation and anticipation, the final product is nothing short of a masterpiece. Cutting into the cheesecake reveals a marbled spectacle of cream cheese and cinnamon, promising a bite that’s both familiar and thrillingly new.

Why Make a Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake?

Making a Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake is not just about ending up with a delicious dessert; it’s about the experience. It’s a labor of love, perfect for those days when you want to immerse yourself in the act of baking, to create something that brings joy to you and those you share it with.

The essence of making a Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake lies in the joy of baking and the fusion of flavors. It’s a dessert that beckons the baker to pour their heart into every layer, and the result is a decadent, comforting treat that’s sure to impress. So, the next time you’re looking to bake something truly special, consider the Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake – a sweet embrace between two timeless desserts.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake | This Old Baker

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

This indulgent Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the warm, spicy swirls of cinnamon goodness, topped with smooth frosting for a truly delectable dessert.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings



  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp butter melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 24 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs room temperature

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese room temperature
  • 6 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 –5 tbsp heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  • Mix crust ingredients and press into the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool.
  • Reduce oven to 300°F. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and flour for the filling. Add sour cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  • For cinnamon filling, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Mix in melted butter.
  • Layer cinnamon and cheesecake fillings in the crust, ending with cinnamon on top.
  • Bake in a water bath for 1 hour 20 minutes. Let cool in the oven, then refrigerate.
  • For frosting, mix cream cheese and butter, then add vanilla and powdered sugar. Thin with heavy cream if needed.
  • Decorate cheesecake with frosting before serving.
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