Loud and proud….

I must admit that after goats, my favorite people to feed are the moaners and the Oh My God-ers (I’m talking about food here people…although…). Oh and if you can find a goat that moans…WOW, you are in ultimate luck.

Call it my need for positive reinforcement , but I absolutely love when someone bites into my food and either moans, or yums, or says OMG. Just like in other areas of your life (ummm), when someone is moaning or saying Oh My God you know good things are happening and you are doing things right. I like to do things right. I call it my need to be an A student.

A couple weeks back I gave a referee I was working with a brownie. I didn’t get to see him eat it as I had to leave but the next few times I saw him he commented on how much he liked it. This is also acceptable. :) I happened to have some peanut butter bars with me that night and gave him one. The other ref looked sad that he didn’t get any so I gave him some too. The one ref just stuck it is his mouth and that was that. Not even a thank you. The other ref however made the foodgasm noise (if you cook for people you know the noise I am talking about). I immediately let him know that if he would just email me before he works (since I never know what ref I’m going to get) that if I had treats at home, I would bring him some the night that he worked with me.

The other ref piped up with something about what about him. I told him that he could do that as well, but that I preferred feeding C because he seemed to really enjoy my food. Now, I know that not everyone is vocal. But let me tell you something, if you want to get treats from foodies, be nice and throw them a moan or two if you really like what they make. Now don’t go faking (never girls), make sure it’s a genuine food moan. ;) Be heard people…be loud and proud.

From time to time I ask random people, usually while I am sitting around getting my allergy shots, what they would like to see on a baking blog/in a cookbook. One woman told me that she loved cinnamon rolls and loved cheesecake and if I could somehow combine the two that she would erect a shrine in my honour.
Well, bust out the Swedish Fish (I want my shrine made of Swedish Fish) because here you go. Many, many years back a reader sent me the recipe I adapted this from. It wasn’t hers. She doesn’t even know where she got it from, so I don’t really know who to give credit to.

It really is half cinnamon roll and half cheesecake. The bottom puffs up and is bread-like. The cheesecake, is well, cheesecake. I suggest that you use a strong cinnamon (I used Red Ape) to really get the cinnamon filling flavor to shine through. And of course, it’s topped with Cream Cheese Frosting. Ummm, can you say foodgasm. MMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake


  • Cinnamon Roll Batter:
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cheesecake filling:
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Cinnamon Filling:
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 TBSP cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • milk (if needed to thin frosting)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch Springform pan.
  3. Cinnamon Roll Batter:
  4. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment (or hand mixer) cream together the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat for another minute. Scrape down bowl.
  6. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine the sifted and creamed ingredients together. Mix on low speed until throughly combined.
  7. Spread half of the batter onto the bottom of the Springform pan. It will be sticky and thick so spray your hands with baking spray and press down. It will be a thin layer, but trust me it will rise up during baking.
  8. For the Cheesecake Filling:
  9. Using a stand mixer (and a clean bowl) fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes on medium-high speed.
  10. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  11. Add the vanilla and flour and beat for another minute.
  12. Pour all of the cheesecake batter on top of the cinnamon roll batter that is in the prepared pan.
  13. Cinnamon Filling:
  14. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  15. Drop spoonfuls of the cinnamon filling over the entire top of the cheesecake.
  16. Take the rest of the base batter and drop spoonfuls over the entire top of cheesecake. Once finished, take a knife to swirl the ingredients together. This is hard to do as the batter is pretty thick, just do what you can. :)
  17. Bake for about 50-55 minutes, cake will be puffy and lightly browned. Let chill for 20 minutes at room temperature and then cover and move to fridge for 4 hours. Remove cake and let it warm up to room temperature just a bit. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  18. Cream Cheese Frosting:
  19. Using a stand mixer (and a clean bowl) with paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and beat until desired consistency is reached. If too thick, thin out with milk.
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  1. WOWOWOW!!! That looks amazing! I am the same about wanting affirmation about my food! My husband pisses me off so much b/c no matter what I make, he says its “fine” GAH!! it is MISERABLE being married to someone like that. (he doesn’t make noises at other times either…I on the other hand…let’s just say I take the golden rule policy on voicing my appreciation) I kinda feel the same way about commenting on blogs (thank you for your recent comment on one of my posts!) I guess I’m a bit of an affirmation whore, but I want feedback people!!!

  2. Cinnamon roll and cheesecake all rolled into one?! That looks SO awesome!!! Definitely foodgasm worthy.

  3. This looks like pure awesome. Holy moly yummy. Where can I donate to this Swedish Fish shrine, because, woman, you’ve earned it!

  4. I’m pretty sure that if I were to make that, not only would I be extremely popular with the husband, I’d promptly gain 10 lbs from eating the whole thing.

  5. Oh. My. God. I don’t even know what to say to this other than that it looks intensely amazing! I am having a foodgasm now and i haven’t even tasted it.

  6. That looks to die for Peabody. Seriously, looks amazing! I am going to make that as soon as I can get to the store for supplies. Which means a couple days. Still stuck in snowpocalypse here.

  7. This looks so tasty! Seems like it could serve as both a breakfast/brunch dish (for the truly decadent, like me) or as a dessert.

    My experience in making sweet breads like this has, in the past, consisted of dump-and-stir Krusteaz coffee cake. I’ve just started venturing in to actual home cooking in the past few months and today made my first dessert bread from scratch. Now, your cinnamon roll cheesecake is going in the queue to be made in the near future.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  8. That is way too funny and so true. I’m one of the foodgasmers, and I don’t even realize it. I do this with my own food, and not just on the first bite. My fiancé, on the other hand, just chomps it down, and I have to ask if he enjoys what I bake him. On very special occasions, or should I say for baked goods that are extra special, he will exclaim an OhMyGod, and that’s when I know all is well in the universe ;) Great post :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. I just cried a little bit because this is incredible! I can’t wait to make it!

  10. i wish i could eat this! you seriously combined two of my favorite things – cheesecake & cin. rolls. sigh..

    good job on this!

  11. Oh holy crap! That looks really good. Cheesecake AND cream cheese icing? You’re amazing.

  12. holy crap. must. eat. this. now.
    you are a genius.

  13. I can’t wait to bake this for my girlfriend on her birthday!

  14. Simply fantastically amazimg and a must try….this is excellente….jus reading the recipe and gazing at the pics and i have a major craving…imagine the lucky ones who relished it by the spoonfull……

  15. OHHHHHH MAN! You’re killing me Peabody! I need to try this as soon as possible. These are two things that will live happily ever after :)

  16. I have drool dripping off my computer screen, I am craving this so bad!!! It looks just amazing, I can almost taste it!!

  17. Lol, I agree that a moan of pleasure from food is a wonderful thing. And…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm OMG that cheesecake cinnamon swirl dessert of deliciousness looks utterly divine! You’ve managed to combine two of my favourite things. Ohhh I want some and its only breakfast time!

  18. With that treat, it is impossible not to make foodgasm noises!!! What a terrific combination, wow!



  19. Your photos are mouth-watering! I will definitely be trying this soon :)

  20. This looks amazing! You’re incredibly good at this!

  21. That sounds amaziiiiing! I thought it would just be a cheesecake with bits of a cinnamon roll, but you actually baked the dough and made a cheesecake out of it! DROOL! (is drooling a part of foodgasm? I think it should be)

  22. OMG Oh. My. God. Ohhhh MY God. OH Gracie.. yes.. yess.. yesssssss! OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD!!

    Gracie.. you just made my toes curl.. in such a divine way.. Never in a million years would I think to combine these two perfect desserts into one. Totally orgasmic – and you can betcher sweet patootie that this one is going on top of the TODORIGHTFAKKINNOW list. ;)


  23. Oh my goooooooooodness!! Bloody brilliant!

  24. All I can say is Wow.

    Your site is one of the few that actually has original, out of the box recipes. This is one I am definitely going to have to try.

  25. You are killing me. I am still at work and still hungry and looking at your photos makes things worse. I think I will try this ASAP, but maybe with brioche dough.
    I am keeping the moans in my head to not scare my colleagues :) .

  26. OH MY! I will have to try this one, Totally not on my Weight Watcher diet, So I will have to share this one with others!!

  27. I can’t deny it – I am right there with you, feeding to get my ego stroked!

  28. I can’t deny it – I am right there with you, feeding to get my ego stroked!

  29. only occasionally do i make sounds whilst eating. in this case, however, i don’t think it could be helped. the decadence of this creation is beyond words, peabody–i’m in love.

  30. that cinnamon cake would creat a few moans in my house!

  31. OH my goodness — this is a good idea!!! Cinnamon + cream cheese…. just perfect.

    If I make something that doesn’t elicit so much as a comment from whoever is eating it, I usually either 1) vow never to feed that person again (not kidding!) or 2) vow never to make that recipe again. Who wants to cook or bake for an unappreciative audience? One of my husband’s friends is so appreciative, he gets more baked goods than my husband! It’s all about the feedback.

  32. I enjoy reading your posts, you are hilarious! I agree when someone doesn’t say anything (moans or words) about what you just offered them I feel like they didn’t like it and all my time was a waste.
    I tend to drive my family nuts when they don’t have seconds and I vow that I won’t make the recipe again. LoL

    The cake looks extremely tasty!

  33. the highest praise a cook can get is the moan of excitement. I couldn’t agree more.
    you really out did yourself on this one….this is kicked up cake. one could easily get a couple cavitities on this bad ass baby.

  34. Looks delicious and I love the combination!

  35. Oh. My. Goodness. I just found your blog and this recipie is the things dreams are made of! I will be back!!! So going to make this … mmmmm …. thanks for posting!!!

  36. Yuuummmmm! I can say foodgasm.
    Does that get me one? I’ll even e-mail ya!
    That looks super delicious!

  37. oh my god I just died and I haven’t even tasted it.

  38. I wish my husband will give me food orgasms every time. He only does that when I make him wicked chocolate cakes. Other times it’s just ok, alright, but shoves his mouth full of it.

  39. I would soooo moan and groan over this amazing cheesecake! WOW WOW WOW! Im saving this! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  40. YUMMY!!!! That combines my two favorite desserts!

  41. What’s not to like about this one.

  42. I am moaning just reading the recipe!

  43. WOW. That looks FABULOUS. I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and I’ve really, really enjoyed it. Everyone around me has enjoyed me reading it as well, as I usually can’t resist baking something after I read it!! Keep up the good work!!

  44. Oh wow!!

  45. Oh wow, this would definitely cause me to mean. I think I have some swedish fish, let me check…

  46. Brilliant. I would make noises for you Pea, I would!

  47. I like how you think…

  48. Ok, that is a dessert times ten! Love it!

  49. Oh my God, yes indeedy I am one of those and that Swedish Fish looks like heavenly food to me. I enjoyed reading your post and the appreciative recipient of any goodies would get more from me too. Same with my hand crafted cards, more effort made for those who really appreciate them. Off to get a copy of that recipe for foodgasm.

  50. Mmm, I was making OMG noises as soon as I READ what this was!! …I cannot imagine what I’ll do / say when I actually make & eat this…

    maybe for Valentines… ! :)


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