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