Sopapilla Cheesecake

This Sopapilla Cheesecake is layers of cream cheese, crescent dough, and a cinnamon sugar layer. This is the perfect Mexican dessert. This Sopapilla Cheesecake is layers of cream cheese, crescent dough, and a cinnamon sugar layer. This is the perfect Mexican dessert.

I saw this on RealMomKitchen and had to make it. I don’t know if I would necessarily dub it a cheesecake but it’s good nonetheless.

How could it not be good. Butter, sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese…come on. This would be the perfect ending to a Mexican meal. You can eat it warm with ice cream or it’s good chilled…your choice.

You could even drizzle honey over it or strawberries and whipped cream.

Sopapilla Cheesecake
Prep Time
21 hrs 58 mins
Cook Time
21 hrs 58 mins
  • 2 8 ounce cans Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll one can of crescent rolls and press it into the bottom of your baking dish sealing perforations.
  2. In a small bowl blend the cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and the vanilla. Spread evenly over the top of the crescent dough.
  3. Unroll your second can of crescent rolls onto a sheet of saran wrap or some other surface and press the perforations together. Transfer to your baking dish, placing it on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Pour the melted butter on top of the crescent dough.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the melted butter.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly and bottom crust is slightly browned. Let it cool and store in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, slice and add whipped cream and strawberries if desired.
Recipe Notes
Source: RealMomKitchen

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  1. that looks like a diet killer!

  2. How do you do it? You’ve got two wild ones, and you’re about to pop with another…and you still make time for delicious things like this! This looks amazing!

  3. Your site is one of my favorites now. No other dessert compares to this. Thank you for posting it. I had to share it with everyone on my food blog

    You should see the easy molten chocolate cakes on there, another of my favorites.

  4. Just discovered your blog = amazing ideas! I hope it’s ok – I just pinned this recipe with the link to your blog on pinterest. I’m going to try these this weekend for a cino de mayo party. Thanks for sharing your gift of cooking and baking so willingly! Much appreciative, cheers!

  5. I’ve made this before. However make sure when buying the crescent rolls you get the right kind…. I accidentally bought GARLIC flavored!! That was a disaster!

  6. Delicious!

    Can you freeze this?