Sopapilla Cheesecake

I have to admit the first time hubby told me about Sopapilla Cheesecake I didn’t think it sounded very good.  You see a co-worker brought it for a pot-luck lunch.  He liked it so much that he made her write down the recipe at work so he could bring it home to me.

I think part of my problem is that I wasn’t quite sure what a sopapilla was.  So of course I Googled it Wickapedia says that a sopapilla is a kind of fried pastry and a type of quick bread.  Not to scary.  So I was up for trying it.

It is one of the easiest, quickest, yummiest, most fattening deserts ever!! It is a good one to get the kiddos involved in.
First grease the bottom of your 9×13 pan.  I like to use butter but you could use a pan spray.  Then unroll one package of crescent rolls.  Place it in the bottom of your prepared pan. (little hands are very good for patting down the dough)

*Tip*- I am as cheep frugal as the next gal.  For this recipe however get the name brand crescent rolls.  The cream cheese doesn’t matter so much.  I have tried the no-name brand crescent rolls in this and it simply wasn’t as good.

Next mix your filling together.  Try very hard not to eat the entire bowl. Some of it needs to make it into the cake. Of course give one of the beatters to you little helpers.

I wish I had a shot of them “helping”.  We get really into the cooking and I am always afraid something will get spilled, smeared, or dumped on my camera.  So It usually stays a safe distance away while they are helping me. Anyhoo, back to the cheesecake.

Spread mixture as evenly as you can onto the dough in the bottom of the pan.

Top with the other package of crescent rolls.  Take a 1/2 a stick of melted butter ( I told you it was fattening) and pour over the top.  Try to get this even.  Last top it with your cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Little hands are very good for this too.

All that is left is to bake it and eat it!

  • 2 8oz. packages Cream Cheese
  • 2 packages original crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 stick or1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground Cinnamon (more or less to taste)

Pre-heat oven to 350.  Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Line bottom of pan with one package of crescent rolls.
Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla together in a medium bowl.  Evenly spread mixture over crescent roll dough.
Top with second can of crescent rolls.
Pour melted butter over the top.
Mix Cinnamon and  1/2 cup sugar together.  Sprinkle over the top as evenly as possible.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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  1. Oh, my stomach is growling right now. That looks really good and you’re right, the recipe doesn’t sound as good as it looks or apparently tastes. Mmmmmm.

  2. Oh, my stomach is growling right now. That looks really good and you’re right, the recipe doesn’t sound as good as it looks or apparently tastes. Mmmmmm.

  3. Natasha in Oz says:

    That does sound great. I’ve never heard of it before and will have to give it a try soon. Thanks for the recipe.

    best wishes,

  4. I made this for a brunch and it was a huge hit! Great recipe!

  5. Ohhh thanks for sharing I love me a new yummy dessert. Hubby was smart to get that recipe! I agree with you on the crescent rolls…they one thing you can’t skimp on that and graham crackers for the chocolate eclair I make. No sireeee. 🙂


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