cinnamon bun cheesecake

Cinnamon Bun Cheesecake Recipe

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sherry monfils


If you love cinnamon buns and cheesecake, this is perfect for you. It takes time to make, but is worth it. My daughter swears by this cheesecake, saying it's one of the best I've made so far.


★★★★★ 3 votes

25 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 pkg
    pillsbury cinnabon buns, halved vertically
  • 4
    8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 c
  • 5 large
  • 1
    8 oz container sour cream, i used lite sour cream
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make cinnamon bun cheesecake


  1. Position oven racks in center and lower 3rd of oven. Place lg roasting pan filled 1/2 way w/ water, on lower rack. Heat oven to 325. Spray a 9" springform pan w/ cooking spray. Line bottom of pan w/ cut cinnamon buns, cut sides down.
  2. In lg bowl, w/ mixer on med-high, beat 4 pkgs, 8 oz each cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add sour cream, flour & vanilla. Beat until combined. Pour over buns in pan. Bake on center rack for 1 hr. Turn oven off. Leave cheesecake in oven w/ door closed for 1 hr. Remove and cool completely.
  3. In bowl, w/ mixer on med-high, beat 3 oz cream cheese and butter until blended. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, then milk until fluffy. reserve.
    In small microwave-safe bowl, mix brown sugar, butter and cinnamon until blended. Microwave on high 15 seconds, stirring until melted. Cool slightly. Top cooled cheesecake w/ reserved topping and drizzle brown sugar melt over topping.

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About cinnamon bun cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #cheesecake, #cinnamon, #bun

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