Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake #FifteenCheesecakes

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I’ve been invited to share a cheesecake recipe for Camilla who blogs over at Culinary Adventures with Camilla’s 15th wedding anniversary. It just so happened that my husband’s parents also celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. My father-in-law loves cheesecake. My mother-in-law loves cinnamon streusel cake. So I made a Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake for the both of them.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky SharkMy in-laws have been in my life for nearly 20 years and they are the best example of what togetherness, marriage, love, and family truly mean. I put as much of that love as I could cram into this delicious dessert, got out my trusty Cake Server, and brought it to my in-laws house for their anniversary party.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

It wasn’t anything fancy; all the “kids” did a potluck. But what it was, was togetherness. We all took turns telling our parents what they meant to us and what an example they’ve shown us – of how to be good spouses to our own significant others. There were tears and there was laughter and it was a special day to remember.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

This Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake takes a little bit of time, but in the end, is truly worth it.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Are you ready to make the most original cinnamon streusel combination yet?

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Ingredients:
For the Cake Layers:
1 box yellow cake mix (with pudding in the mix)
1 cup WATER
1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
2/3 cup sour cream
For the Cake Filling:
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
For the Streusel Topping/Cheesecake Crust:
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter
2 1/4 cup flour
2 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
For the Cheesecake:
2 1/2 blocks cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tb corn starch
1 egg
1/2 Tb vanilla
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Bakeware:
2 8″ round cake pans, nonstick preferably
1 8″ round springform pan
nonstick cooking spray

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs and sour cream. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl, then mix on high speed for 2 minutes until batter is thick and airy.

Grease the cake pans lightly with cooking spray and pour half the batter into the bottom of each cake pan. Combine the cinnamon and sugar FILLING in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the first cake batter layer, dividing between the two cakes. Pour the remaining cake batter over the top of the cinnamon sugar filling.

For the cinnamon streusel, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk together. Cut in cold butter that has been cut into chunks, with a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture resembles small peas.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Sprinkle three-quarter cup EACH of the cinnamon streusel mixture over both cakes.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake the cakes according to directions on box and pan type. I used non stick bake-ware and baked the cakes at 325F for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center came out clean and cake was springy to the touch.

While the cakes are baking, prepare the frosting. In the stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Slowly add the sugar, beating until fluffy. With the mixer running on low, slowly beat in the whipping cream until frosting forms stiff peaks. Refrigerate the frosting until ready to use.

Spray the 8″ springform pan generously with cooking spray. For the cheesecake, press 3/4 cup streusel filling onto the bottom and slightly up the sides of the springform pan.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat together softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and mix well until creamy and smooth.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Pour the cheesecake batter into the pan over the streusel crust.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Top with the remaining cinnamon streusel mixture.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake rest in the oven for an hour, to set and prevent cracking.

To Assemble:
Carefully, using a plate if needed turn out one streusel cake right side up on a cake platter. Spread frosting over the top of the cake carefully, sealing in the cinnamon streusel topping crumbs as you frost. Loosen the cheesecake carefully from the edge of the pan with a knife. Remove the springform pan from the cheesecake and carefully, again using a plate if needed, turn the cheesecake upside down over the first cake layer to seal (rounded cake top meets depressed cheesecake top).

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

Spread additional frosting over cheesecake.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Put the final cake on top of the cheesecake, right side up, so the streusel topping is on top.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Carefully frost the sides of the cake thinly to seal in crumbs and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Frost sides again with frosting and pipe edges to make unique designs. Garnish as desired, with additional frosting and cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least four hours before serving but preferably overnight to bring the flavors together.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

*I must note, I made this cake the morning of the party. I came back to my in-laws 3 days later and enjoyed another slice of this cake and I must say…the cheesecake was so much more amazing!!! Please do yourself a favor and try your best to make this cake at least 8-24 hours in advance.

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake #FifteenCheesecakes

Prep Time: 6 hours, 40 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours

Number of servings: 16

Per Serving 629 calories

Fat 41 g

Carbs 60 g

Protein 7 g

16

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake #FifteenCheesecakes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®:

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Cake Layers

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (with pudding in the mix)
  • 1 cup WATER
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • For the Cake Filling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • For the Streusel Topping/Cheesecake Crust

  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • For the Cheesecake

  • 2 1/2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tb corn starch
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tb vanilla
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • For the Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 - 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs and sour cream. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl, then mix on high speed for 2 minutes until batter is thick and airy.
  2. Grease the cake pans lightly with cooking spray and pour half the batter into the bottom of each cake pan. Combine the cinnamon and sugar FILLING in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the first cake batter layer, dividing between the two cakes. Pour the remaining cake batter over the top of the cinnamon sugar filling.
  3. For the cinnamon streusel, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk together. Cut in cold butter that has been cut into chunks, with a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture resembles small peas.
  4. Sprinkle three-quarter cup EACH of the cinnamon streusel mixture over both cakes.
  5. Bake the cakes according to directions on box and pan type. ie, used non stick bake-ware and baked the cakes at 325F for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center came out clean and cake was springy to the touch.
  6. While the cakes are baking, prepare the frosting. In the stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Slowly add the sugar, beating until fluffy. With the mixer running on low, slowly beat in the whipping cream until frosting forms stiff peaks. Refrigerate the frosting until ready to use.
  7. Spray the 8" springform pan generously with cooking spray. For the cheesecake, press 3/4 cup streusel filling onto the bottom and slightly up the sides of the springform pan.
  8. src="http://famishedfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Layered-Cinnamon-Streusel-In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat together softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and mix well until creamy and smooth.
  9. Pour the cheesecake batter into the pan and top with the remaining cinnamon streusel mixture.
  10. Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake rest in the oven for an hour, to set and prevent cracking.
  11. Carefully, using a plate if needed turn out one streusel cake right side up on a cake platter. Spread frosting over the top of the cake carefully, sealing in the cinnamon streusel topping crumbs as you frost. Loosen the cheesecake carefully from the edge of the pan with a knife. Remove the springform pan from the cheesecake and carefully, again using a plate if needed, turn the cheesecake upside down over the first cake layer to seal (rounded cake top meets depressed cheesecake top).
  12. Spread additional frosting over cheesecake. Put the final cake on top of the cheesecake, right side up, so the streusel topping is on top.
  13. Carefully frost the sides of the cake thinly to seal in crumbs and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Frost sides again with frosting and pipe edges to make unique designs. Garnish as desired, with additional frosting and cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least four hours before serving but preferably overnight to bring the flavors together.

Notes

*I must note, I made this cake the morning of the party. I came back to my in-laws 3 days later and enjoyed another slice of this cake and I must say...the cheesecake was so much more amazing!!! Please do yourself a favor and try your best to make this cake at least 8-24 hours in advance. *Bakeware needed: 2 - 8″ round cake pans, nonstick preferably 1 - 8″ round springform pan

Streusel Topping from Martha Stewart

Whipped Cream Cheese Icing from food.com

New York Style Cheesecake from food.com

 

Be sure to find more cheesecake recipes below!

Today we are helping Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla celebrate her 15th wedding anniversary with waaaayy more than #fifteencheesecakes.

Here’s what everyone brought to the cheesecake table, listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

Berry Cheesecake Bars by Baking and Creating with Avril

Cherry Cheesecake Bites by Cookaholic Wife

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake by Dancing Veggies

Chocolate Cheesecake by My Hobbie Lobbie

Chocolate Topped Peppermint Cheesecake by Amy’s Cooking Adventures

Classic Cheesecake with Strawberry Puree by Making Miracles

Cookies & Crème No-Bake Cheesecake by Hapa-tite!

Crème Brulee Cheesecake Bars by Tara’s Multicultural Table

Easter Basket Mini Cheesecakes by Little Bit of Everything

Everyday Cheesecake by Things I Make (for Dinner)

Irish Cream Cheesecake by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake by Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Lowfat Blackberry Cheesecake by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Matcha-YuzuCheesecake with a Meyer Lemon Gelée by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Mini Churro Caramel Cheesecake by Cheese Curd In Paradise

Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecakes by Join Us, Pull up a Chair

Mom’s New York Cheesecake by Taste Cook Sip

Mudslide Cheesecake by Sew You Think You Can Cook

{No Bake} Marshmallow Cheesecake by An Affair from the Heart

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake by Angels Homestead

Ricotta Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust by Living the Gourmet

Samoa’s cheesecake by Goodie Godmother

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars by The Savvy Kitchen

Sopapilla Puff Pastry Cheesecake by Pink Cake Plate

Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

Twix Cheesecake Brownie Torte by Making Memories With Your Kids

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