King Cake Cheesecake

Nom-Rating: **** (4/5)

King Cake Cheesecake

So I know that this recipe would have made more sense to post back on February 9th, the actual day of  king cakes and over-the-topness (aka Mardi Gras).

Buuuuuut it didn’t happen then and it is happening now, so…ta-da…King Cake Cheesecake! At the end of February!

King Cake Cheesecake

So king cake has always only been okay to me. Sorry, Louisiana, but I prefer my sugar in other forms!

However, a cheesecake done up in king cake style is something that I can definitely support!

Basically, I took my tried-and-true (and Mr. Torres’ favorite) cinnamon roll recipe and then added frosting, sprinkles, and more frosting to the top. King cake that is truly worth eating!

King Cake Cheesecake

Nom-Rating: **** (4/5)

Verdict: This cheesecake is a lot of work and can completely devastate your kitchen if you don’t clean up a bit along the way. However, this cheesecake is delicious! It’s definitely worth the hassle…every once in awhile:)

King Cake Cheesecake

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes


  • Cinnamon Roll Batter:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temp
  • 1 egg, room temp
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cheesecake Filling:
  • 2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, room temp
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 3 eggs, room temp
  • Cinnamon Swirl:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 Tbs butter, room temp
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice (you could also just use milk instead)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. For the cinnamon roll batter: Use a mixer to cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients gradually on low speed until well mixed.
  5. Spray your hands or a spatula with cooking spray and spread half of the batter onto the bottom of the springform pan.The layer should be very thin.
  6. For the cheesecake filling: Clean the mixer bowl and beat the cream cheese and sugar together until well mixed.
  7. Add the eggs, vanilla, and flour and mix for a minute or so, scraping down the sides at least once.
  8. Pour all of the cheesecake filling on top of the cinnamon roll batter in the springform pan.
  9. For the cinnamon swirl: In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir to mix.
  10. Drop spoonfuls of the cinnamon swirl over the top of the cheesecake.
  11. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining cinnamon roll batter onto the top of the cheesecake. Use a knife to swirl/mix the cinnamon swirl and cinnamon roll batter together a bit.
  12. Bake for 45 minutes or until top of cheesecake is set and slightly browned. Let cool for 20 minutes and then move to the refrigerator for four hours or overnight.
  13. For cream cheese frosting: Use a mixer to mix the cream cheese and butter together. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
  14. Spread frosting on top of cheesecake.
  15. Add sprinkles and more frosting, if desired.


2 thoughts on “King Cake Cheesecake

    • Kacey says:

      My mistake! Thanks so much for catching that:P The milk should be added in with the egg and vanilla! I hope you enjoy this recipe!!

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