Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Discover the magic of Sopapilla Cheesecake with Ineskohl Kitchen’s step-by-step guide. This recipe combines the creaminess of cheesecake with the delight of crescent rolls, all topped with a cinnamon-sugar sprinkle. Perfect for any occasion.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this simple yet indulgent Sopapilla Cheesecake. With its delicious layers and cinnamon-sugar finish, you’ll have your family and guests begging for seconds! For those unfamiliar, this treat is also known as Churros Cheesecake. Let’s dive right into the recipe.


  • 8 oz (227 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz (227 g) crescent roll dough
  • 1/3 cup (43 g) granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp (56 g) melted salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp (37.5 g) granulated sugar for topping


  1. Prepare Cream Cheese Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and creamy.
    • Set aside.
  1. Prep the Baking Dish:
    • Grab your 8×8 square baking dish.
    • Lightly grease the dish with cooking spray or a touch of butter.
  1. Crescent Roll Base Layer:
    • Take half of the crescent roll dough and spread it at the bottom of the baking dish, making sure to pinch any seams together to create a unified layer.
  1. Add the Filling:
    • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the crescent roll layer in the dish.
  1. Crescent Roll Top Layer:
    • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the remaining half of the crescent roll dough to match the size of your baking dish.
    • Place it over the cream cheese layer, again pinching the seams.
  1. Butter and Sugar Topping:
    • Drizzle the melted butter over the top crescent roll layer.
    • Mix the 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the buttered surface.
  1. Baking:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top layer is golden brown and the filling is set.
  1. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow your Sopapilla Cheesecake to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing it into squares.
    • Serve and enjoy your sweet treat!

Chef’s Tips from Ineskohl Kitchen:

  1. For an Extra Touch: For those wanting to amp up the sweetness, you can increase the sugar in the cream cheese filling to 1/2 cup.
  2. Serve with Style: For an elegant serving suggestion, pair your Sopapilla Cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  3. Storing Leftovers: This cheesecake stores well in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container, and it will stay fresh for 3-4 days. It can be enjoyed cold or slightly reheated in a microwave or oven.
  4. Double the Fun: If hosting a larger gathering or simply wanting more of this delectable dessert, you can easily double the ingredients and use a 9×13 inch baking dish. Adjust the baking time accordingly, and keep an eye on it to ensure the top doesn’t burn.

Final Thoughts:

Sopapilla Cheesecake is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. It brings together the richness of cheesecake with the airy delight of crescent rolls, topped with the timeless flavor combination of cinnamon and sugar. This recipe is bound to become a staple in your kitchen!

We’d love to see your creations! If you try this recipe, make sure to take a picture and tag us on our social channels with #IneskohlKitchen. Remember, food is the ingredient that binds us together. Stay sweet, and until next time, happy baking!

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  1. Deborah Calhoon

    I can’t wait to make and try them all!!

  2. Joyce

    This is one delicious and easy dessert. My family loved it and cleaned the pan with a quickness. Make this! Immediately!

  3. Donna Boyd

    I put blueberries in the cream cheese and leave out the cinnamon/sugar. They are delicious I get a lot of great comments when I make both I always come home with empty containers every time.

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