Sweet Morning Bliss: Homemade Honey Bun Cheesecake Delight


As a mother, I deeply understand the value of sweet, simple moments. Especially those early mornings, filled with the warm, comforting scent of homemade treats wafting through the kitchen. It’s in these moments that our family’s favorite, the Honey Bun Cheesecake, comes to life. This recipe isn’t just a dessert; it’s a journey back to those cherished mornings, a blend of creamy cheesecake richness with the nostalgic sweetness of honey buns. Each bite promises to take you back to those joyous, uncomplicated days, making it more than just a sweet indulgence but a vessel of warm, familial love.


For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 3 packages (24 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

For the cinnamon swirl:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Press into pan bottom.
  3. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mix well after each. Blend in heavy cream.
  5. Pour half cream cheese mix over crust. Sprinkle half cinnamon mix.
  6. Add remaining cream cheese, then cinnamon mix. Swirl with a fork.
  7. Bake 45-50 minutes, until almost set. Cool, then refrigerate 4 hours.

How to Prepare

The key to a perfect cheesecake lies in patience and precision. Start by ensuring all ingredients are at room temperature for a smoother mix. When pressing the crust, aim for an even layer. While adding the eggs, avoid overmixing to prevent air bubbles. The swirling step isn’t just for aesthetics; it infuses the cinnamon flavor throughout. Finally, let the cheesecake cool gradually to avoid cracks, sealing in the creamy texture.

Preparation Time

  • Active Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
  • Chill Time: Minimum 4 hours or overnight
  • Total Time: About 5 hours 10 minutes to 5 hours 40 minutes


This recipe serves approximately 12-14 people, making it perfect for family breakfasts or gatherings.


  1. Can I use low-fat cream cheese? Yes, but the texture and flavor might slightly differ.
  2. How do I know when the cheesecake is done? It should be set around the edges but slightly wobbly in the center.
  3. Can I freeze this cheesecake? Absolutely! Wrap it well and freeze for up to 2 months.
  4. What if I don’t have a springform pan? Use a deep pie pan, but serving will be trickier.
  5. Can I make this cheesecake without a cinnamon swirl? Yes, though you’ll miss the honey bun essence.


In every creamy, cinnamon-kissed bite, this Honey Bun Cheesecake not only satiates the sweet tooth but also brings back a flood of fond memories. It’s a tribute to those rushed yet beautiful mornings, a homage to the simple pleasures that bind us. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice, this recipe promises not just a delightful dessert but an experience, a chance to create your own sweet morning memories. So, preheat your oven and get ready to spread the joy, one slice at a time.