Fried Cheesecake Roll Ups Recipe (2024)

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Deep-Fried Cheesecake has never been easier to make. Frying a flour tortilla filled with a simple cream cheese filling, dusted in cinnamon sugar, and made with a strawberry dipping is a delicious and quick dessert that everyone will love.

I had Fried Cheesecake Rolls a long time ago at Longhorn Steakhouse, and I don’t know what I was amazed at more; the Fried Cheesecake or the honey wheat bread. Maybe it was a bit of both. Whatever it was, I thought they were pretty darn amazing! Who knew that you could fry Cheesecake? Well, in this country, deep-fried desserts are the norm. Don’t believe me? I just saw Fried Watermelon on TV just a few weeks ago.

Anyway, when it comes to Fried Cheesecake, I love the crunch of the exterior of the cheesecake. What makes this dessert even more perfect is the strawberry dipping sauce I made which is divine! Inspired by my dessert experience from Longhorn, I had to come up with a way to make my strawberry cheesecake rolls AKA cheesecake egg rolls.

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How to make Deep Fried Cheesecake

I considered making these Fried Cheesecake Rolls as easy as possible. Do I make a cheesecake first and fry it in some batter? Do I buy a cheesecake, roll it up in something, and fry it that way? What the heck should I do?

After several tries and mistakes, I came up with a perfect answer. You have to freeze them before frying them! At first, when I made these cheesecake rolls, I made the cheesecake batter, added the cheesecake filling to the tortilla, and fried them up. Although they were still delicious, I didn’t like having warm cream cheese.

Once you make the cream cheese filling listed below, you will assemble the cheesecake rolls, place them in the freezer for about an hour, and then fry them. That is the key to success with this easy Fried Cheesecake recipe. Did I mention this recipe does not contain eggs? Yep, no need for the eggs in this recipe at all! And, of course, you have to sprinkle some extra sugar on top.

Use different dipping sauces

These Fried Cheesecake Rolls are great and perfect for small dinner gatherings if you don’t want to make a time-consuming dessert. The best part of these Fried Cheesecake Rolls isn’t just the filling and the strawberry dipping sauce. Dipping these cheesecake rolls into a sweet, tart strawberry sauce makes these babies more delicious. You can use different sauces to dip the deep-fried cheesecake bites. You can try dipping these into:

  • Chocolate sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Butterscotch Sauce
  • Raspberry Sauce

What would be cute (thinking of kids) is to make a bunch of these cheesecake rolls, lay out a bunch of dipping sauces, and let the kids go crazy! You would be the star and get requests for this dessert all the time!

Commonly Asked Questions

Do I have to use Vodka in the dipping sauce?

No. You can replace the vodka with orange juice or additional water. I like the flavor adding alcohol gives the sauce. But that is a personal preference.

Can I use vegan cream cheese to make Fried Cheesecake?

Yep! As long as you follow the recipe, I don’t see why using vegan cream cheese would be an issue.

Can I use wonton wrappers instead of tortillas?

Yep! You might get more servings out of the recipe if you did that because they are smaller.

Similar Recipes

If you like this recipe, you will like the recipes below:

  • Crescent Cheesecake Roll-Ups
  • Creme Brulee Cheesecake
  • Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake


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Fried Cheesecake Roll-Ups

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  • Author: Nicole Washington | Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 1520 1x
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Super easy recipe for Fried Cheesecake. This is an easy dessert recipe that you can make with the kids and serve with a sweet and tart strawberry sauce.


Units Scale

  • 24 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 c. vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1520 small flour tortillas
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1 lb. strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/8 c. vodka (berry flavored if you have it)
  • 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 c. water
  • 1/8 c. strawberry preserves


  1. For the sauce: In a medium saucepan, add the strawberries, sugar, vodka, water, and lemon juice, place on low to medium heat, and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Using a potato masher, smash the strawberries while in the saucepan. Add the strawberry preserves and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  3. Mix the cream cheese in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Next, combine cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  4. On a clean work surface, take a flour tortilla, add a heaping spoonful and half of the cheesecake mixture, and spread in the middle of the tortilla. Begin to roll the tortilla away from you; halfway through, fold in the sides, and roll to the end of the other side of the tortilla, making a roll. Complete the process until all of the cream cheese mixtures are gone. Place them on a baking sheet and in the freezer and in the freezer for one hour.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet or deep fryer on medium heat (make sure it isn’t too high). Add a couple of cheesecake-filled tortillas to the pan seam side up using a slotted spoon to place in the hot oil carefully. Allow frying for 1 minute on each side. Use a slotted spoon to remove from heat once. You can weave toothpicks through the roll-up to secure it. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Turn to a wire rack lined with a paper towel. Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.
  6. Use a pastry brush and brush each tortilla with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture, and allow to cool before serving. Use the strawberry sauce for dipping.


NOTE: This recipe will also do well if you use egg roll wrappers. Just be sure to have an egg wash to seal the edges of the roll before you deep fry them.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American

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