Sopapilla Cheesecake

1 Aug

Who knew that this past Monday was National Cheesecake Day?  I did.

Why?  Because as an Activities Director, I have a wealth of knowledge regarding random “holidays”, useless trivia, and nationally celebrated completely insignificant days to commemorate.

Who celebrated National Cheesecake Day this past Monday?  I did.

Why? Because it was the perfect excuse to eat free cheesecake at work my residents really enjoy baking and it provides cognitive, physical, social, and emotional stimulation.  I promise, that was my only reason behind recognizing National Cheesecake Day.

We celebrated by making a Sopapilla Cheesecake during our baking club.  And let me tell you, it was so-so-sopa good.  It’s the best of both worlds – cheesecake and crescent rolls.  In one pan.  Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.  Can I get a HAPPY National Cheesecake Day, anybody?!

The recipe is super easy, and would be a great one to make with kids.  It may not be the healthiest recipe, but what’s one to do without a little sweet once in a while?  And plus, we were only doing our duty by recognizing a national holiday.  Check it out:



-2 cans pillsbury butter crescent rolls (I used reduced fat)

-2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (Keep at room temperature – feel free to use light cream cheese)

-1 cup sugar

-1 teaspoon vanilla

-3 tbsp. butter (melted)

-Cinnamon & sugar


1.) Unroll and spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased 9×13 pan.

2.) Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.

3.) Spread mixture over crescent rolls.

4.) Unroll and spread second can of crescent rolls over mixture.

5.) Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

6.) Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

As you can see from the pictures, the residents were a bit cinnamon-happy (which I didn’t mind at all.)   Use as much as you like!




One Response to “Sopapilla Cheesecake”

  1. mydearbakes August 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    This is gorgeous! You are amazing, wish I can do something like that too! =)

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