Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Recipe courtesy : The Cheesecake Bible book


  1. Crust :
  2. 135 gr (1 cup) graham cracker crumbs
  3. 56 gr (4 tbs) unsalted butter, melted
  4. 1 tbs sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. Cheesecake Filling :
  7. 340 gr cream cheese, room temperature
  8. 105 gr (1/4 cup) sugar
  9. 3 tbsp flour
  10. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  11. 115 gr (1/2 cup) sour cream
  12. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  13. 2 eggs
  14. Cinnamon Sugar Filling :
  15. 1.5 tbsp ground cinnamon
  16. 50 gr (1/4 cup) sugar
  17. Frosting :
  18. 1.5 tbs unsalted butter
  19. 35 gr (5 tbs) powdered sugar
  20. 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  21. 1/4 tbs milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan.

  2. Combine the crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Divide the mixture between the cupcake liners (about 2 tablespoons per cup) and press into the bottoms.

  3. Bake the crusts for 5 minutes then remove from oven. Allow to cool while you make the filling.

  4. Reduce oven to 300°F (148°C).
    2. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, flour and cinnamon until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  5. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until well combined.

  6. Add the eggs one at a time, beating slowly and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Set filling aside.

  7. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar for the cinnamon sugar filling

  8. Add about 1/2 to 3/4 of a tablespoon of filling into each cupcake, then sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the filling, fully covering the filling. Repeat two more times for a total of three layers of filling and cinnamon sugar. The cupcakes should be mostly full.

  9. Bake the cheesecakes for 15-17 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave the door closed for another 5 minutes.

  10. Take the pan out of the oven and allow cheesecakes to cool for 15-20 minutes, then put in the fridge to finish cooling.

  11. When cheesecakes are cooled, remove them from the pan.

  12. To make the frosting, mix the butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and mix and mix until smooth.

  13. Add the frosting to a ziplock bag with the corner cut off and pipe a swirl of frosting onto each cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecakes until ready to serve.

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