Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

This Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Recipe is super easy, and extremely enjoyable. Whether you enjoy the simple and classic cheesecake variety, or you prefer a more chocolatey or fruity variety, this cheesecake acts as a great base for whatever your favorite topping is. My two recommendations for making a cheesecake “look the best”, are to make sure that the cream cheese is properly softened before adding the other ingredients. Also be sure to thoroughly chill your cheesecake before serving.

cinnamon swirl cheesecake

The best way to know that your cheesecake is “done”, is to take it out of the oven at the point when the center is still slightly “jiggly”. The cheesecake will continue cooking in the pan once it is out of the oven, so try not to overcook it. Also, once the cheesecake sets in the refrigerator for several hours, it will also firm up more.

The reason I enjoy cheesecake so much is because of its simplicity, but also the texture and sweet and creamy flavor. This cheesecake is very versatile, so be sure to spruce it up according to your needs and wishes.

Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Cheesecake

Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

This cinnamon swirl cheesecake is delicious! This recipe can also be topped with candied cherries, blueberries, or strawberries. I also enjoy topping cheesecakes with Nutella.


For Graham Cracker Crust: (makes one pie crust)
1 1/2 cups ground/crushed graham crackers (Approx. 15 whole crackers)
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter (melted in microwave)
For Cheesecake:
24 Ounces Cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Crush graham crackers in food processor, and combine with melted butter.
  2. Pat down pie crust in pan using a spoon.
  3. Pre-bake the crust in oven for 9 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. For cheesecake, combine the softened cream cheese with the eggs.
  5. Make sure the cream cheese is very soft, so that it doesn't create a lumpy mixture when combined.
  6. Add sugar.
  7. After mixed, add the cinnamon and nutmeg a dash at a time, and use a spatula to make decorative swirls on the top of the cake.
  8. Pour into pie crust and bake in oven for 55 minutes.
  9. Try not to open the oven at all during baking, or else the cheesecake could fall in the center.
  10. I'd recommend using a Springform pan when baking a cheesecake, so that you can remove the edges easily and then move to a serving tray.
  11. Chill for 3-4 hours and serve cold.


This cinnamon swirl cheesecake recipe is certain not to last very long around your house!

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