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Off the charts! I was looking for something special to serve as my Mom's birthday dessert and this had special written all over it. Really much more simple than you'd think- just get out three bowls (I don't sift) and I had my cheesecake in the oven in about 15 minutes. It did get all crackled on top, but I thought that was what really made it look like a giant cinnamon roll! The icing had a very lemony taste to it, so I added 1 cup more powdered sugar to it to balance it out. Then I drizzled it lightly over the top (but not so much you couldn't see what the cheesecake looked like). It was a hit- and it actually tastes like a cinnamon rolls! I can't wait to make this again- DH wanted to take some for breakfast (and he normally isn't a cheesecake fan!).
I used every cheesecake trick I knew of to make sure that the cheesecake did not crack and it worked. I baked it in a water bath on the lowest rack in the oven. I left the cheesecake in the oven, with the oven off and with the oven door ajar after the initial 45 minutes bake time and then I left the cake on the counter to cool to room temperature. The cheesecake is very delicious and very rich. I had to play around with the icing proportions to get a better flavor. I added a healthy pinch of salt and probably about an extra 1/2 c. of confectioners' sugar. I also added a few tablespoons of milk to get the correct consistency. I served the cheesecake at room temperature. Everyone loved the cheesecake.
I made this for Thanskgiving this year. It was a huge hit and was all gone the next day. I loved it, but wish there was more of the creamy cheesecake and not so much of the batter mixture swirled it. Very good!! My first cheesecake!! I will be trying more of them in the future.
Very delicious and quite rich. It was a hit with all of my guests. Just be warned -- it's super-rich and sweet -- so a little slice goes a long way!
This was wonderful! I wish I could've bottled the smell while it was cooking -- it's heavenly! I made this for a work birthday party, and everyone was raving about it. One really nice thing about this is that if the cheesecake cracks when you bake it, it only adds to the visual appeal here. Don't be put off by all the steps here; despite having so many components, it comes together relatively fast (it helps if you have lots of mixing bowls). Definitely a keeper, thanks for posting! Made for PAC Fall 08
This is amazing.Tastes great so worth the work
Superb cheesecake! I divided it in half and made 2 mini cheesecakes. My husband and daughter were raving and saying how it tasted like a cinnamon roll! I did lighten it up some with light cream cheese and egg beaters, but they couldn't tell the difference. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jollymae!
This recipe was absolutely horrible. It is not even close to being a clone of TGI Friday's cheesecake. Recipe went into the garbage.