Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

With cinnamon swirled cream cheese and a cinnamon roll crust, this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe (or even breakfast!).

With cinnamon swirled cream cheese and a cinnamon roll crust, this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe (or even breakfast!).

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

We love our cinnamon recipes around here.  You’ve probably noticed that with some of our other creations that have cinnamon….Upside Down Apple Pie, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, and Cinnamon Buttercream Cupcakes.

I have to confess that I really wasn’t sure about this creation mom had made while I was at my Grandma’s house this summer. I am not a cheesecake fan. The only advantage to that is I don’t crave cheesecake like my mom does.

I was willing to try this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake, though, since it sat on top of cinnamon rolls.  I am so glad I did!

If you love cinnamon rolls and cheesecake, you’re going to love this recipe.  It tastes like a gooey cinnamon roll with lots of cream cheese frosting on top!  One of my absolute favorite things!

No way was I about to let mom post this one on the blog. I wanted to be the one to share with you about it!

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Recipe {with Vanilla Powdered Sugar Glaze}

To start this amazing creation off, make your cinnamon rolls as normal, slice them thinly  and place them down in a springform pan. We love homemade cinnamon rolls, but if you are short on time, you can definitely use store bought unbaked cinnamon rolls for a shortcut.

Then comes the fun part. You get to put your hands in there and press those cinnamon rolls until they look flat. I love getting my hands all floury and sugary, but it isn’t every day you get to squish a cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Recipe {with Vanilla Powdered Sugar Glaze}

Next, make your cheesecake batter and cinnamon mixture. The cinnamon mixture is the same mixture we used for the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!!

Pour half of the cheesecake batter on top of the cinnamon rolls, then drop half the cinnamon mixture on the top. Make these two layers again and then with a knife, make a few swirls within the cheesecake and the cinnamon. All you have to do now is bake it!

Oh yeah, then eat it.

That’s the really fun part.

How are you going to eat it?  You’re going to store this in the fridge, so you can eat it cold, like cheesecake…or you can warm it up a bit and it eat like you would a warm, gooey cinnamon roll.

When are you going to eat it?  Any time, of course.  Breakfast, for dessert, or anytime you need a smile on your face.

My dad should be credited for this recipe. He has some awesome baking ideas, but we all know he needs mom and I to pull it off:) We go to him for some of the creative parts of baking! Thanks, Dad!

 

With cinnamon swirled cream cheese and a cinnamon roll crust, this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe (or even breakfast!).
With cinnamon swirled cream cheese and a cinnamon roll crust, this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe (or even breakfast!).

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Recipe

4.5 from 2 votes
With cinnamon swirled cream cheese and a cinnamon roll crust, this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake will quickly become your favorite dessert recipe (or even breakfast!).
Servings 12
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

Cinnamon Rolls:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons yeast

Cheesecake:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Cinnamon Filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Add the warm milk and the yeast to a stand mixer bowl. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until yeast is activated. Add the egg, butter, salt, sugar and flour. With with dough hook, beat on low for 2 minutes until the dough is combined and forms a ball. Then let the dough hook knead the dough on medium speed for about 6-7 minutes. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough into a 10x20 rectangle. Spread 3 tablespoons of butter over it. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the top, then roll it up like a jelly roll. Cut it into about 1 inch slices and press them into the bottom of a 10.5 inch springform pan that is sprayed with cooking spray.
  • For the cheesecake: In a stand mixer, mix the cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  • For the cinnamon filling: In a bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Layer half of the cheesecake batter in the springform pan on top of the pressed cinnamon rolls. Drop teaspoonfuls of the cinnamon filling on top of the cheesecake layer, using about half of the filling. Pour the remaining cheesecake layer over top, and add the last teaspoonfuls of cinnamon filling. Take a butter knife and gently swirl through the cheesecake & cinnamon filling layers.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until the cheesecake is set. Allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature, then store it in the fridge.

Notes

Use store bought unbaked cinnamon rolls for a quick shortcut! Mix a little powdered sugar and milk for a glaze to drizzle on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Author Lizzy T
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 388
Keyword breakfast cake, cheesecake breakfast, cinnamon roll recipe

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  1. so this recipe for me was disaster the dough must have not proved well as the base was tough and the cheese cake was eggy it must of curdled whilst cooking. im not quite sure what happened as i have made cinnamon rolls and cheese cake repeatedly so i thought it would be a great combo probably wont be doing it again

    1. So sorry that this didn’t work out for you. 🙁 Not sure what happened either. Thanks for the feedback, though!

    2. 4 stars
      Cheesecake probably overbaked – eggs in the custard filling curdle when overbaked. Try baking it iin a water bath at 325° (for 65-75 mins – NEVER bake cheesecake over 325° temp! To should NOT start browning -shoukd be white – will giggle on top and a slightly more giggle toward the middle BUT IT WILL FIRM UP IN THE REFRIGERATIOR. Refrigerate at least 8 hours but I use 12-15 hours as a rule.

  2. This looks so yummy! I’m not the biggest fan of cheesecake either, but the cinnamon rolls take it to a whole new level. And I love that it serves both as dessert and breakfast 🙂

  3. This is two of my grandson, Daniel’s, favorite things…cinnamon rolls and cheesecake. Who would have thought you’d have both in one beautiful dessert/coffee cake. I am going to try this soon. I think I will take an easy way by using dairy cinnamon rolls in the tube as a short cut. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Loving your recipes!

  4. Man, I’m hungry! This looks amazing so I guess I’m going to have to make it;-)

  5. I made this today and was in a hurry so I used ready made unbaked cinnamon bun dough for the base. To fill a 10 1/2″ pan, you’ll need 2 packages. The cheesecake turned out amazing. It was absolutely delicious! Great recipe, I’ll definitely be making it again.

    1. Thanks, Melodie! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yes, ready made cinnamon roll dough makes this so much easier! 🙂

  6. Question: For the tube cinnamon rolls, do you still cook it all for 50-55 minutes? I know those uncooked rolls only take about 20 minutes to bake at the most….I’m concerned about having burned cinnamon roll base and undone cheesecake!

    1. Although I have never tried it with tube cinnamon rolls, I’m pretty sure you bake it for the same amount of time. The cheesecake layer on top slows the baking process for the rolls. Thanks!

  7. Mine didn’t turn out. Since I used a 13×9 pan I used 3 packages cream cheese & the ingredients called for plus half. Maybe that is why it didn’t turn out. I baked for 65 minutes and the cheesecake still wasn’t done but cinnamon rolls were starting to burn. ???? I will have to try again with the original recipe and the round pan. It did smell wonderful while baking lol

    1. Hmmmm…I’ve never made it in that size pan, so I can’t say for sure. Bummer it didn’t work, though!

  8. It should also work in a 11 x 13 rectangle pan, same process. I need min. 50pcs for my daughters school tomorrow .

  9. Any idea how you would adjust the bake time/ recipe for a small springform pan? I think mine is 8 or 9 in…

    1. I’m not sure since I haven’t tried it. It would be thicker, so maybe slightly longer?

  10. 5 stars
    I’ve made this cheesecake numerous times and it is always a hit! We’re having a family game night tomorrow night and having breakfast for dinner – one of my favorite things to do – and this will be our dessert! I’m a big fan of your recipes, so please keep them coming. 😊

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