FOOD

Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes

Eat two desserts in one with light and fluffy cheesecakes that look great and taste just like cinnamon buns.

FOOD

Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes

Eat two desserts in one with light and fluffy cheesecakes that look great and taste just like cinnamon buns.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafer cookies
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

Filling

  • 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar

Icing

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp milk

Steps

Crust

  1. Place the vanilla wafers, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Divide the mixture between a lined muffin tin and bake at 325F for 5 minutes.

Filling

  1. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and ½ tsp cinnamon in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating with each addition. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp cinnamon and ½ cup sugar.
  3. Fill each muffin cup 1/3 of the way with cheesecake batter. Sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top, covering the entire surface. Pour some more cheesecake batter on top, until the muffin cups are 2/3 full. Repeat with some more cinnamon sugar, then another layer of cheesecake batter and a final dusting of cinnamon sugar.
  4. Bake at 300F for 15 minutes. Turn off the oven, leave the door closed and let the cheesecakes rest for 5 minutes. Crack the door open and leave for 20 minutes. Then transfer the cheesecakes to the fridge and cool completely. Remove the wrappers.

Icing

  1. Combine the butter and confectioner’s sugar in a bowl. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix well.
  2. Place in a piping bag fitted with a small, round piping tip and pipe swirls onto the tops of the cheesecakes. Enjoy!