KING’S HAWAIIAN CHEESECAKE DANISH

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King’s Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish recipe (aka Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes or cheese Danish). This recipe uses Hawaiian rolls to create a cream cheese Danish perfect for breakfast or brunch. Premade rolls are stuffed with a cream cheese mixture and then baked with cinnamon, sugar, and butter then baked until golden brown. Originally developed and published by Paula, CallMePMc.com

King's Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish

King’s Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish – An Easy Trick

Now, you can make the perfect cheese Danish or cheesecake sweet roll Danish with just a few ingredients and King’s Hawaiian rolls! In this blog post, you will learn a quick and easy recipe for making delicious cheese Danish using store-bought rolls. You will also learn tips and tricks for making the perfect cheesecake Danish every time.

King's Hawaiian Cinnamon rolls with icing on a tray.

King’s Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish

Wowzers!!! I knew these sweet roll cheesecake danishes would be good because, well, butter, cream cheese, sugar, and King’s Hawaiian rolls. How could they not be good, right? They are better than I imagined!

Other reasons to love them are that they cook in 12 minutes, they’re incredibly easy to make, and they have just a handful of ingredients.

King's Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THIS CHEESE DANISH RECIPE

The full recipe for Cheesecake Sweetroll Danish with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and save the recipe to your personal and private recipe box right here on Call Me PMc. This way you’ll never misplace it as well as help the planet. 😍

King's Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish recipe.

Ingredients

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Hawaiian Cream Cheese Danish Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of bread is King’s Hawaiian?

Oddly, on King’s Hawaiian website, they never say exactly what kind of bread the slider rolls are. I did find on another site stating they are a ‘spin on classic Portuguese sweet bread, which is often made with milk, sugar, yeast, flour, and pineapple juice.’

In my opinion, King’s Hawaiian is similar to brioche. It’s light and airy with a fine, tender texture. They taste buttery and slightly sweet.

Isn’t everything already cooked? How long do I need to cook them?

Since everything is already cooked except the egg in the cream cheese mixture, you just need to get it to 145°F for 15 seconds.
The Food and Drug Administration Food Code recommends cooking eggs to 145°F and to maintain that temperature for 15 seconds to consider them safe to eat.

How can I make a King Hawaiian cheesecake danish without using premade rolls?

To make a King’s Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish without using premade rolls, you can follow this recipe: Brioche Dinner Rolls Recipe

King's Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish

How to fill the Danish with cream cheese mixture?

It’s easier if you use a piping bag with a large tip on it to pipe the cream cheese into the rolls. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can up a zip-top bag and snip the end. You’ll need to work with it to get the cream cheese into the roll and not just on top. As well, you can spoon the cream cheese into the rolls. It may take a little working with the first time you do it. I found the piping bag and tip the easiest.

A tray of freshly baked dinner rolls.
Cut an X into the rolls about ⅔s down but not completely through the bottom of the rolls.
A tray of freshly baked cinnamon rolls with glaze.
Mix the butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a measuring cup. Pour evenly over the rolls.

What are some tips for making a perfect King Hawaiian cheesecake danish?

To make a perfect King Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish, here are some tips:

  1. Use Quality Ingredients: Ensure you use fresh and high-quality ingredients, especially cream cheese, as it greatly impacts the flavor and texture of your Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes.
  2. Room temperature Ingredients: Your cream cheese will mix more smoothly when it’s at room temperature. When cream cheese is cold it breaks and clumps instead of mixing smoothly.
  3. Adjust Baking Time: Watch the danish while baking and adjust the time as needed to achieve a golden brown color without overbaking.

A jar of cream with a wilton brand label seen through a ripped plastic bag on a kitchen counter.
Use a piping bag with a large tip on it to pipe the cream cheese into the rolls.
Applying icing to freshly baked cinnamon rolls.
Fill the rolls with the cream cheese mixture.
A tray of freshly baked cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese frosting.
Ready to go into the oven.
Freshly baked cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting on a baking sheet.
Baked and ready to enjoy!

How can I make King Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish ahead of time?

To make King Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish ahead of time, you can follow these steps:

  1. Prepare and Assemble: Prepare the Danish as the recipe directs, but stop before baking.
  2. Freeze Before Baking: Once assembled, you can freeze the Danish on a baking sheet until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. They can be kept frozen for up to a month.
  3. Bake from Frozen: When you’re ready to bake, simply place the frozen Danish on a baking sheet and bake according to the recipe’s instructions, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time if needed.

By following these tips and make-ahead instructions, you can ensure a perfect King Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish with the convenience of preparing it in advance.

Sweet rolls stuffed with pumpkin.
A tray of freshly glazed fruit-topped pastries with cherries and citrus.
A tray of freshly baked raspberry danishes topped with almonds and drizzled with glaze.

This Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish recipe will become a favorite with your family. It’s so easy and so good.

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King's Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish
cheesecake stuffed sweet rolls,

KING’S HAWAIIAN CHEESECAKE DANISH

This recipe uses Hawaiian rolls to create a cream cheese Danish perfect for breakfast or brunch. For these Sweet Roll Cheesecake Danishes you'll use premade rolls are stuffed with a cream cheese mixture and then baked with cinnamon, sugar, and butter then baked until golden brown. Originally developed and published by Paula, CallMePMc.com
Author: Paula
4.99 from 191 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and spread it evenly in a 9×13-inch baking dish, sheet pan, or another pan with sides.
    1 tablespoon butter
  • Place the rolls over the butter. Cut an X into the rolls about ⅔s down but not completely through the bottom of the rolls.
    12 pack Hawaiian sweet rolls
    A tray of freshly baked dinner rolls.
  • Stir together the ⅓ cup butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a measuring cup. Pour evenly over the rolls.
    ⅓ cup butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    A tray of freshly baked cinnamon rolls with glaze.
  • Stir the room temperature cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the sugar until smooth. Next, stir in the beaten egg until incorporated.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 1 large eggs, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    A jar of cream with a wilton brand label seen through a ripped plastic bag on a kitchen counter.
  • Now, you'll fill the rolls with the cream cheese mixture. It's easier if you use a piping bag with a large tip on it to pipe the cream cheese into the rolls. If you don't have a piping bag, you can up a zip-top bag and snip the end. You'll need to work with it to get the cream cheese into the roll and not just on top. As well, you can spoon the cream cheese into the rolls. It may take a little working with the first time you do it. I found the piping bag and tip the easiest.
    Applying icing to freshly baked cinnamon rolls.
  • Bake the rolls, uncovered at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes. Everything is already cooked except the egg and they just need to be at 145°F for 15 seconds. (You can test with an instant-read thermometer if you prefer.) Therefore, after 12 minutes it really depends on how crusty you want the rolls to get. I prefer soft and took the ones photographed out at 12 minutes.
    A tray of freshly baked cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese frosting.
  • Allow the rolls to cool just a couple of minutes before serving. The cream cheese mixture is really hot and runny right out of the oven.
    A tray of freshly baked cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese frosting.
  • Serve warm. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They'll keep 3 to 4 days.
    Freshly baked cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting on a baking sheet.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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122 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I just made these and, yes, they are delicious! However, the next time I make them I will line my pan with parchment paper! For our taste, I will add a bit more sugar to the cream cheese mixture. To reheat, I microwaved 10 seconds at power level 3. Wonderful!

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