Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake




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Introduction

Indulge in the delightful fusion of cinnamon rolls and cheesecake with this mouthwatering Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake recipe. Combining the cozy warmth of cinnamon with the creamy richness of cheesecake, this dessert is a perfect treat for any occasion.

Why Make This Recipe

If you enjoy the comforting flavors of cinnamon rolls and the creamy luxury of cheesecake, this recipe is a must-try. It offers a unique twist on traditional cheesecake by incorporating the classic cinnamon swirl of a cinnamon roll, creating a deliciously decadent dessert.

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (or digestive biscuits/Biscoff cookies)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Cinnamon Roll Swirl:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake Batter:

  • 4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 6 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon powder for dusting

Directions:

  1. Crust Preparation: Mix graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a cheesecake pan and bake.
  2. Cinnamon Swirl: Combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and melted butter to form a paste.
  3. Cheesecake Filling: Beat cream cheese until creamy, then add sugars, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Layering and Baking: Alternate layers of batter and cinnamon swirl. Bake in a water bath until set.
  5. Cooling and Chilling: Allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  6. Frosting: Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Fold in whipped cream and spread over chilled cheesecake. Dust with cinnamon.

How to Serve Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Serve slices of this delicious dessert chilled to enjoy the creamy texture and the delightful cinnamon swirls. Pair with a cup of coffee or tea for a cozy treat.

How to Store Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Store the cheesecake in the refrigerator, covered, to maintain its freshness. It can be kept for up to 5 days. For longer storage, wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 months.

Tips to Make Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

  • Ensure all ingredients are at the right temperature for a smooth batter.
  • Use a water bath while baking to prevent cracking.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool gradually to avoid temperature shocks.

Variation

For a twist, add chopped pecans or raisins to the cinnamon swirl mixture for extra texture and flavor.

FAQs

  1. Can I use a pre-made crust for this cheesecake? Yes, you can use a store-bought graham cracker crust if you prefer.
  2. Can I reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe? You can adjust the sugar levels to suit your preference, but note that it may affect the texture and sweetness.
  3. Can I add additional spices to the cheesecake batter? Yes, feel free to experiment with spices like nutmeg or allspice for a unique flavor profile.

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