Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cheesecake Recipe


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Prep: 35 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Refrigerate: 4 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
854 Calories
51g Fat
51g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 854
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 25g 123%
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 48g
Calcium 109mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These days cheesecakes are being made with all kinds of ingredients. This recipe's featured ingredient is the Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut. There is an unwritten law in the South. If the red hot doughnut sign is lit, you must stop. It doesn't matter if you just ate a huge meal. There's nothing better than a warm Krispy Kreme Doughnut. 


  • For the Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • For the Filling:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts
  • For the Glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons water (hot)

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this dessert is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and baking.

Make the Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crust ingredients.

  4. In a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, add crust ingredients. With your hands, push graham cracker ingredients in bottom and up sides of pie plate.

  5. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before adding filling.

Make the Filling

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy.

  3. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until combined.

  4. Add the eggs one at a time until all combined.

  5. Pour one half of the batter into crust.

  6. Cut doughnuts into quarter wedges. Decoratively arrange wedges in the batter. (You may feel there are too many wedges. Don’t worry, if a few doughnut wedges are missing from the baked cheesecake, who would know?)

  7. Add remaining batter all around the doughnuts.

Make the Glaze

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add enough of the hot water to make the glaze.

  3. Drizzle glaze over the top of the unbaked cheesecake.

Bake the Cheesecake

  1. Bake for 40 minutes or until set. The center should jiggle slightly.

  2. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

  3. Serve and enjoy! You can keep any leftover cheesecake pieces in the refrigerator.