{Secret Recipe Club} Cinnabun Cheesecake

I was so excited to get my blog assignment this month for the Secret Recipe ClubBetcha Can’t Eat Just One.  As soon as I clicked on Katie’s blog I knew I was in heaven.  Her blog is amazing and I just love every single one of her recipes!  Katie lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  (Thank you for not posting your recipes in metric.)  =o)

It was so hard to pick just one thing to make.  I seriously had about 6 recipes that were a “must try” but how in the world was I going to narrow it down to just one.  I mean really.  Her Baked Pumpkin Spiced Donuts look amazing!  And then there’s her Danish Pastry – oh my!  But as soon as I clicked on her Cinnabun Cheesecake post – I’m pretty sure I heard harp music and a dim light started to glow off the walls.  It was a sign.
Do you want to know more about the Secret Recipe Club?  Check out the website and see how it works.  Amanda of Amanda’s Cooking explains it all.  There are so many bloggers that participate each month we were assigned into different groups.  So a huge thanks to Tina of Mom’s Crazy Cooking for hosting my group!
Now on to this amazing recipe.
For the crust:
* 1 1/2 cups finally crushed cinnamon cookies (I couldn’t find cinnamon cookies so I used cinnamon graham crackers.)
* 1/4 cup butter, melted
* 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
For the filling:
* 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, softened (3 packages)
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup whipping cream
* 4 large eggs
* 2 tsp. vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1 cup course chopped cinnamon cookies
* 2 Tbsp. cinnamon plus 1/4 cup sugar
* caramel sundae topping
Note: Katie put raisins in her cheesecake but we opted to leave those out.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Spray a 9″ springform pan with cooking spray.
For the crust, mix the cookies, butter and sugar and press into the springform pan.


In the bowl of a mixer, blend cream cheese, sugar and whipping cream until smooth (about 3-4 minutes.)  Stir in the eggs, flour and vanilla and mix until smooth (about another 3 minutes.)
Pour 1/3 of the filling over the crust and sprinkle with crushed cookie crumbs and cinnamon and sugar.  Repeat with more filling, cookies and cinnamon and sugar to make 3 layers.


Bake for 60-75 minutes.  Make sure you start checking the cheesecake after about 60 minutes.  If it’s jiggly, continue cooking for another 5 minutes and check.
Turn oven off and open the door a crack to allow the cheesecake to cool for one hour.


Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight.  (This is the torture part!)
Before you serve it, cover drizzle caramel syrup over the top.


My thoughts on this recipe?  HOLY COW!!!  It was so darn good.  I’m so sad that I only made one =o)  Definitely a recipe we will make again.


Here are the other amazing bloggers who are participating in group B. Wow, right???
Secret Recipe Club

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  1. Yes please! Great SRC choice!!

  2. O.M.G. I need this cheesecake in my life immediately!

  3. YUM! Sounds like a fabulous combo!

  4. Erin, what a fantastic pick for this months SRC. It looks great!!!

  5. HA! You are the second SRC participant to post about this Cheesecake recipe! Your Cheesecake looks like it turned out perfect 🙂

  6. I allways enjoy seeing your kids pictures! Your daughter is so cute! It’s easy to see that she is really enjoying the cheesecake, wich with that topping looks great!

  7. Stopping over from the SRC page and wow, what a fantastic recipe! I love all of the layers and the cheesecake simply sounds outstanding! Great choice!!

  8. Wow! Yum! It sounds wonderful and looks pretty easy too:)

  9. Oh man, this looks really dangerous! Putting this on my to-make list. ASAP!

  10. we are huge cheesecake fans…. always glad to add another recipe to the rotation. Great SRC pick!

    Hope you’ll stop by and see my SRC post,

  11. What a great cheesecake, it looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Corn and Potato Soup

  12. Looks delicious!

  13. Looks so tempting. And the waiting IS the hardest part, isn’t it???

  14. Yes, for this type of desserts I wouldn’t mind to gain weight

  15. WOW, I wish I had a piece of this right now! 🙂

    Thanks for being a part of GROUP B: come by and see my frozen breakfast burritos from today’s SRC Post.


  16. Yummers! We’ll have to try this one for sure!

  17. Absolutely yummerific! 🙂

  18. Your cheesecake looks wonderful. You did a great job. I tried once making a cheese cake and it fell. But my fault construction was going on at the time in the house. But we still ate it. Need to try again. good post andi

  19. Hi Erin.

    Thanks for stopping by over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving the nice comment.

    Thanks for letting me know the link to the Pilgrim candy wrapper wasn’t working. I fixed it… I hope, lol.

    Hugz, Diane

  20. Oh my word! This look absolutely amazing! I don’t know how I would have picked, all of the things you bookmarked look so good!

  21. Oh my, wish I was enjoying a piece right now, delicious looking!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  22. Wow! That looks DEVINE!! I want a piece right now!

  23. That looks INCREDIBLE! I would have a hard time not licking my plate and everyone else’s too!

  24. Oh, I will be making this. It looks beyond good! Thanks for sharing! I am pinning this! 🙂
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  25. Drooling.

  26. some of my favorite flavors all in one dessert? yes, I’d love a large slice of that! yum!

    fabulous SRC post!

  27. Oh wow, I can just imagine how yummy this is, Erin! It looks beautiful!

  28. Yum! Looks great! Fun to participate in SRC with you!

  29. What an irresistible looking cheesecake! I love the combination of cinnamon and cream cheese.

  30. This looks SO delicious…I love cheesecake, I’m book-marking this to make later! I found you via “This Chick Cooks Link Party”. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

    Have a great week,

    Jillian @ http://www.foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com

  31. Oh my YUMMY! TFS the recipe.

    Pinning on pinterest. 🙂

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  32. Wow! Awesome. I think could make this. Thanks.

  33. Your cheesecake recipe looks amazing. I love Cinnabon. Please link up to my Fall Harvest Blog Hop. That recipe has to be shared…


  34. This looks amazing! Got any extra for me? 🙂

  35. Oh what a perfect choice for SRC! Definitely looks like a stellar dessert =)

  36. Great SRC entry! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  37. Wow that is a crazy good looking cheesecake

  38. Oh boy, I love any dessert that is Cinnamon!! And I love cheesecake!! Looks great, thanks for sharing!

  39. MMM…. thanks for sharing at Bacon Time, yumm-o

  40. Cinnabun Cheesecake was definitely a great pick out of the recipes you mentioned. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Uh yum! Featured on FB!!!

  42. Ohh I love Cinnabon! And cheesecake! Can’t wait to try this recipe out 🙂

    Stopping by super late from Sweet Tooth Friday!

  43. How indulgent!!! I could eat so many slices of those and not even think twice about the calories. And ha, sounds like this recipe was calling you. It’s calling me too! Great SRC pick 🙂

  44. Yummy!

  45. Oh wow, that looks really delicious. i added this to Pinterest so I can make it later!