Anything with cinnamon in it always grabs my attention. So when I saw this recipe for Cinnamon Bun Cheesecake I knew I was going to make it as soon as I had the chance. It was probably one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had!
First off, this cheesecake starts with a Cinnamon Bun Batter for the crust. Next time I would add some cinnamon to the crust mixture as it is, after all, a cinnamon bun crust! Nevertheless, it still tasted amazing!
The next layer is the cheesecake filling and then the cinnamon filling goes on top, followed by more cinnamon bun batter. You have to somehow swirl all of these together in the pan, which I found rather hard. I would mix these two layers together in the bowl before placing in the pan.
Lastly, the cream cheese icing. I always add a bit of cinnamon to my cream cheese icing because, once again, you can never have too much cinnamon!
From the picture above you can see the big chunks of cinnamon filling which were pretty tasty but needed to be broken up a bit more because not everyone likes to get a big mouthful of sweetness all at once (crazy, eh?). That’s why I would incorporate the batter and filling before putting it into the pan.
I took this Cinnamon Bun Cheesecake to a dinner/pool party we had with friends and everyone at the party loved it. I even caught one of the guys, who said he didn’t like cheesecake, scarfing down half a piece! Ya, it’s that good!
As you’re reading this I’m back up at the cottage for another week to relax before school starts and I go back to work. I’ll be totally un-plugged for the whole week and I can’t wait to put my feet up, read a good book and spend time with the people I love the most!