Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

I was first introduced to Sopapilla Cheesecake a couple of years ago at an office function. The crunchy sugar and cinnamon topping over a rich and creamy cream cheese filling was absolutely heavenly.

Anyone who brings homemade goodies to work knows they simply must share the recipe with the rest of us. So, I've had this recipe for a year now and have never gotten around to making it myself until tonight.

If you want to make your house smell warm and inviting, just mix this up and pop it into the oven. My house smelled so sweet and cinnamony while it was cooking. My family couldn't even wait to let it completely cool before they were ready to devour it.

Some people like Sopapilla Cheesecake cold and some like it hot. It's one of those desserts that is really good either way. I have to admit, i believe I like it hot better than I do cold.

Sopapilla Cheesecake
Sopapilla Cheesecake

Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 2 – 8 oz pkgs. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar mixed w/ 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Do not grease pan. If you do it will make it difficult to spread the crescent rolls out. Unroll 1 can crescent rolls onto the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan and pinch the perforated seams back together. The one can should cover the entire bottom of the pan. Don't over work the dough like I did. Gently pinch only what you have to together. I mashed and pushed and overdid it. It made the bottom crust dry and hard instead of light and fluffy.

Mix together cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla. Spread evenly on top of crescent roll dough. Unroll second can of crescent rolls on top of the cream cheese mixture and pinch seams together. This can is more difficult to work with because you're trying to spread it over the cream cheese layer instead of a hard surface.  Don' be overly concerned with how it looks. I promise everyone will still eat it and it'll still taste just as good.  Pour a melted stick of butter on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar mixture and bake for 30 minutes.

Cut into squares. It can be served warm or cold.

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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

The cheesecake looks great.....never tasted cheesecake with a crescent roll base, always used cookie crumbs. I'll have to try this. Thanks, KCC


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jim10 6 years ago from ma

This looks awesome and with such few ingredients it doesn't look too hard.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I can almost smell it from way over here in Prinetucky...sounds great but then anything with cream cheese seems to be my downfall...I always think it looks about the same way going in as it does when it clomps onto your thighs too! Oy vey - bad time of year to worry about it I suppose. Great recipe though - will have to add it to my trunk! Audrey


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Whereas I have never been brave enough to try to make Sopapillas, I think I would try this!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Akirchner it's soooo good. No time to worry about the calories this time of year.

I love Sopapillas, rmcrayne. You'll like this. Try it. It's super easy. That is a picture of the one I made last night. It's half gone now.


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Oh. My. Gosh! Nummm! Bookmarked it!!! Thanks K!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Merry Christmas, Candie V! It's good stuff, enjoy!


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crickette_w 6 years ago

Oh I was trying to find something different to make. Then I received notification that you had this hub. I am heading to the store right now for the fixin's for it. Thank you. I will let you know how it goes. Thank you.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Oh good! I hope you enjoy it Crickette. I have another good one I just posted for Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. It's good too...and easy.


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jim10 6 years ago from ma

It was a hit at our family Christmas party. My wife loved it but, she did seem pretty hesitant when looking at it. She soon had a few more. I thought it was really easy to make and tasted great. Thanks for the recipe.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

I'm so glad you reported back to let me know Jim10! It's always been a hit at our office. I'm really glad they liked it!


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Ohhh, this sounds delightful, and it is simple to make. Will have to try it sometime, so am bookmarking your hub. Thank you for sharing the recipe!


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

It is super easy to make. Hope you enjoy it too frogyfish!


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

MMMMmm, this sounds good, I'm bookmarking it KCC. I wonder if it would be any good without the cinnamon, sometimes that spice can be too much for me, other times I crave it. Crazy cinnamon.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

It might be a tad on the bland side without the cinnamon, but I bet enough butter and sugar can fix that, Ben...LOL


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

OMG! I've got to try these now! Sorry, gotta leave, I need to go to the store...


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

LOL....it's good stuff, The Rope! Let me know how yours turns out!


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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

Great Hub! Definitely will be trying this recipe, it looks great...


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

This one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by Michael Shane and samboiam!

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