Cheesecake layers in buttery puff pastry with a cinnamon sugar coating, its no wonder why this Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe is a huge hit! Also known as Mexican Cheesecake, this Sopapilla Cheesecake is a quick and easy dessert that you’ll crave.
When I put my heart and love into a dish, you can really tell in any of my dishes. However, there are a few recipes that my friends and family absolutely crave like my Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza, Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Baked Macaroni and Cheese. These are some of the simplest recipes on my blog, but they are also the most memorable. I am throwing a new recipe into the conversation because this Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake recipe was a huge hit amongst friends and coworkers.
What is Sopapilla Cheesecake?
Sopapilla Cheesecake is a Mexican inspired dessert that includes puff pastry and a cream cheese filling. I have had this dessert at Mexican restaurants before, and they are typically fried. Kind of like fried cheesecake filled tortillas. I guess you can say my Fried Cheesecake Roll-Ups are kind of like that, but this Sopapilla Cheesecake is somewhat different because it is baked in a casserole dish. Traditionally, Sopapilla is fried bread that is topped with some sort of syrup or honey. Yep, it’s just fried dough. The Cheesecake element was added as a way to enhance this delicious Mexican dessert.
This Sopapilla Cheesecake recipe is perfect for potlucks or an easy dessert you can make to take to a summer cookout. This is a frugal dessert recipe that will never fail you and perfect for beginner bakers. The best part of this cheesecake recipe is the crisp cinnamon sugar crust that is on top of the cheesecake Oh-my-goodness. It is the best part. I do recommend chilling these squares (they just taste better) and make a strawberry topping. It would taste so good with Strawberry topping or syrup. The dessert is sweet so adding some tartness would definitely make it better.
- 2-8 oz. Crescent Roll puff pastry
- 16 oz. cream cheese softened
- ½ c. sugar
- ½ tbsp. Vanilla extract
- 6 tbsp. Butter, melted
- ½ c. sugar
- 1tbsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and spray a 9X13 casserole dish with baking spray.
- In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese with the ½ cup of sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Roll one of the puff pastry sheets evenly at the bottom of the casserole dish. Next, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the puff pastry dough.
- Take the second puff pastry dough and roll on top of the cream cheese mixture. Be sure the cream cheese mixture covers the cream cheese mixture. Brush melted butter on top of the puff pastry. Mix the last ½ cup of sugar and a tablespoon of cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly on top of the top puff pastry.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes The top of the puff pastry should be golden brown and the cinnamon sugar will look like a crust. Allow to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes and place in the refrigerator to chill, at least, 1 hour until ready to serve.