Cinnabon Cheesecake (Like Tgi Friday's)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Jollymae

I acquired this wonderful recipe off of some serious pregnancy craving searching one day!

Top Review by MrsKnox2016

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!).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease springform pan.
  3. TO PREPARE BASE BATTER:.
  4. Cream 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup shortening, and 1 egg together; Add milk and vanilla. set aside.
  5. Sift together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine the sifted and creamed ingredients together. Once batter is mixed, it should be nice and thick; set aside.
  6. TO PREPARE THE CREAM CHEESE BATTER:.
  7. Cream all the ingredients for the cream cheese batter together, set aside.
  8. TO PREPARE THE CINNAMON FILLING:.
  9. Melt 1/3 cup butter then mix in the brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  10. TO PREPARE THE CHEESECAKE:.
  11. Take the base batter and spread half of it on the bottom of the pan. Next, spread the entire amount of cream cheese batter on top. Take the rest of the base batter and drop spoonfuls over the entire top of cheesecake. After that take the cinnamon filling and drop spoonfuls over entire top. Once finished, take a knife to swirl the ingredients together.
  12. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for about 45 minutes, cake will be puffy and lightly browned. Let chill and serve with icing drizzled over the top.
  13. TO PREPARE THE ICING:.
  14. Cream 2 tbsp cream cheese and 2 tbsp butter together. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla, then powdered sugar. If icing is too thick, thin with milk.

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