Heavenly Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

By Patricia Rios

Craving a decadent dessert that’s bursting with flavor? Look no further than this heavenly Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake! With a rich cream cheese filling and a delightful cinnamon swirl, this dessert will surely be a hit at any gathering. Let’s dive into the recipe:

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  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Swirl:

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, brown sugar, and salt. Mix until it forms a cohesive mixture.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking dish to form the crust.
  4. Bake the crust for 8 minutes, then set it aside to cool while you prepare the filling.
  5. Lower the oven temperature to 325°F (160°C).
  6. In a blender, blend softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  7. Add sour cream to the mixture and blend again until smooth.
  8. Gradually add room-temperature eggs one at a time, blending between each addition for a smooth consistency.
  9. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and all-purpose flour until smooth to create the cinnamon swirl mixture.
  10. Pour half of the cheesecake filling over the cooled crust.
  11. Drop spoonfuls of the cinnamon swirl mixture onto the filling, then gently swirl them together using a knife.
  12. Pour the remaining cheesecake filling over the swirled layer.
  13. Add the remaining cinnamon swirl mixture on top and gently swirl it once again.
  14. Bake the cheesecake for about 35 minutes or until the center is mostly set.
  15. Allow the cheesecake to cool, then refrigerate it for at least 2 hours until firm.
  16. Finally, slice, serve, and enjoy your delicious Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake!

This delightful dessert is perfect for any occasion, from cozy family dinners to festive celebrations. So go ahead, whip up a batch of this scrumptious cheesecake and treat yourself to a slice of sweet indulgence!


Patricia Rios

I have been writing makeup and beauty content for more than ten years. My passion is to uplift you, my reader, to feel better about yourself.

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