These Strawberry Cheesecake Buns are fun in the form of dessert! They're made with soft and fluffy Hawaiian Sweet Rolls filled with a creamy cheesecake filling, and dipped in a shiny strawberry glaze. These buns take less than an hour to make, and wow both with their looks and flavor, making them the perfect addition to your next tablescape.
My Buns From Home Cheesecake Croissant Buns are one of my most popular recipes, but also one of the most complicated. So I wanted to make a version which is a lot easier to make! These buns replace the croissant cups with Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, making them a lot more accessible, and taste just as good. So basically, they're a must try!
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COMPONENTS OF STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE BUNS
These Strawberry Cheesecake Buns have 3 main components:
- King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. You can replace these with any ready-made rolls / buns that are soft and slightly sweet. Brioche sliders / buns are usually a good replacement! Alternately, you are welcome to make your own buns at home
- Cheesecake filling. The buns are filled with a light, creamy and tangy cheesecake filling. It is very simple to make, and the main ingredients being heavy cream, cream cheese, and sugar
- Strawberry glaze. The buns are topped with a shiny strawberry glaze, which is a total showstopper! The glaze is made at home using strawberry jam
You can decorate the buns however you like.
Let's start with a simple video tutorial of these Strawberry Cheesecake Buns:
PROCESS WITH PHOTOS
The detailed recipe is in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is a quick overview of the process with photos for my visual people!
To make the cheesecake filling, first whisk the cream, sugar, vanilla, salt and lemon juice until thick. Add the cream cheese and whisk into a thick and fluffy mixture:
To fill the rolls, make openings through the side using a small knife and fill generously using a piping bag (I use this piping tip):
Then, make a simple strawberry glaze by cooking strawberry jam, sugar, water and cornstarch until they thicken up:
Once the glaze cools down slightly, carefully dip each roll into the glaze and shake off any excess:
That's basically all! Now you can decorate the buns however you like. I like to use sliced strawberries and crushed graham crackers:
See, very simple 🙂 Now you can enjoy these adorable and yummy little buns:
This is a very versatile recipe! You can make different variations by altering the filling and / or the glaze. Here are a few ideas:
- Use a different fruit jam to make the glaze, for example raspberry, blueberry, apple, mango, and so on
- Add jam to the cheesecake filling as well
- Add cocoa powder to the filling, and top off with a ganache to make chocolate cheesecake buns
- Make a Biscoff version by adding Biscoff cookie butter to the filling, and replace the glaze with cookie butter
Really, you can let your creativity run wild!
If you're new here, we are huge fans of King's Hawaiian here! Here are a few fun and easy recipes you can check out:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can use any soft and slightly sweet buns / sliders if you don't have access to King's Hawaiian where you live. Brioche sliders work really well.
You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Yes, you can make the buns one day in advance; but note that the strawberry glaze becomes more moist and runny with time. I recommend saving the glaze for the day you are planning on serving.