Honey Bun Cheesecake

Honey Bun Cheesecake combines the best of both worlds: the rich, creamy goodness of cheesecake with the sweet, cinnamon-flavored indulgence of a honey bun. This dessert typically starts with a base of crushed cinnamon graham crackers mixed with melted butter, which forms the crust.

What sets Honey Bun Cheesecake apart is the addition of a cinnamon swirl. Once chilled, the cheesecake can be topped with a variety of toppings, such as a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, or even a layer of cream cheese frosting to mimic the glaze of a honey bun.

Each bite of Honey Bun Cheesecake offers a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, with the creamy cheesecake perfectly complemented by the sweet and spicy cinnamon swirl. It’s a decadent and delicious dessert that is sure to impress.


Crumb Crust

2 cups crushed Nilla wafers
5 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients well and press into bottom and 1? up sides of pan (I use a spring form pan for just about everything I bake, but definitely cheesecakes). Bake for 5 minutes then sit to the side.

Cheesecake Filling

24 oz cream cheese, softened (the softer the cream cheese the smoother the batter so I will sometimes put mine in the microwave on defrost for a few minutes)

  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Glaze Topping
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Beat cream cheese on low-medium speed until fluffy. Add one egg at a time mixing until incorporated in between each.

Mix in regular sugar and vanilla. Beat batter until all ingredients are mixed well together, scraping the sides of the bowl frequently.

Pour batter on top of crumb crust. In a separate bowl mix together the light brown sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle this mixture on top of cheesecake batter and swirl with a fork until sugar is mixed with batter. Bake at 350 for one hour. Turn oven off and left cheesecake sit in oven for another 30 minutes. Once cheesecake is out of the oven run a knife around the edge (in between cake and pan


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