Maple Bacon-Cinnamon Bun Cheesecake

This dessert is just amazing! It came to me after hearing about a bacon sundae at a local diner. All the flavors work together, from the creamy cheesecake filling and the cinnamon buns to the maple syrup and bacon topping. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 40 mins
1 8-inch cheesecake


  • 1 cooking spray

  • 1 (17.5 ounce) can refrigerated cinnamon roll dough with icing (such as Pillsbury® Grands!®)

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¾ cup sour cream

  • 1 ¾ cups crushed vanilla wafers

  • cup margarine, melted

  • ¼ pound maple-smoked bacon

  • ½ cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a round or square 9-inch cake pan. Place cinnamon rolls inside.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until just lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Rolls should still be doughy inside. Remove from the oven and set aside. Leave the oven on. Lightly spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by sour cream until evenly blended.

  4. Combine crushed wafers and melted margarine in a separate bowl. Press into the bottom of the prepared springform pan.

  5. Dice partially cooked cinnamon rolls into 3/4-inch cubes and fold into cheesecake filling. Spread over the crust.

  6. Place the springform pan inside a larger pan and submerge in hot tap water, covering at least 3/4 up the sides. This will prevent leaks and allow the cheesecake to bake evenly.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and the water bath and allow springform pan to cool for 1 hour; let chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours more.

  8. While cheesecake cools, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and crumble.

  9. Top cheesecake with maple syrup and bacon crumbles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

697 Calories
40g Fat
76g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 697
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 789mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 212mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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