This cheese dish, a ripoff of Starbucks cheese, will rapidly become your new favorite breakfast dish! It is far less expensive and quite simple to prepare at home. I’ll demonstrate how to create this cheese Danish from Starbucks.

I’d want to share a small portion of my secret. I adore Starbucks. That really isn’t a secret. My obsession with their Starbucks cheese danishes is the main secret. Approximately 80% of the time I stop by for a cup of coffee, I also pick up a cheese Danish. Oh my. My favorite is them. Warm and flaky. And loaded with delicious cream cheese. I find it difficult not to get one when I go.

Even though I adore them, I always feel guilty about purchasing them because they look like they would be so simple to create. I therefore made the decision to give cooking them at home a go during the previous weekend. And I’m very happy I did!

What is a cheese Danish?

Danish pastries like this one have gained popularity worldwide since they were first introduced. A Danish is a light pastry with cream cheese and occasionally fruit within. Like my danishes with blueberries! They make the ideal breakfast to go.

What is a cheese Danish made of?

When I perfected the recipe at home, I was ecstatic. It had the ideal flaky texture and tasted amazing with cream cheese. Similar to the Starbucks edition! However, at home! Thus, I may prepare them at any moment and even while wearing pajamas!

To make this replica cheese Danish at home, you only need a few things that you can get at your neighborhood grocery store. You’ll require:

  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • lemon juice and zest
  • frozen puff pastry sheets

Most supermarket stores have puff pastry sheets in the frozen area. Usually, it’s close to the section with the ice cream and whipped cream. You know, everything is nice. This puff pastry recipe is worth trying if you want to make it yourself.

For this dish, you can use any kind of cream cheese. Typical, reduced-fat, or even flavored versions. This imitation Starbucks cheese Danish would probably taste nice with something like strawberry cream cheese.

Vanilla and sugar, or your preferred sweetener, complete the components. For this recipe, you may use coconut sugar, brown sugar, plain white sugar, or even stevia.

These cheese danishes that imitate Starbucks have a wonderful burst of flavor because of the lemon juice and zest.

Starbucks cheese Danish recipe

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This recipe can be broken down into three basic steps.

  • Baking (twice)
  • Unrolling/cutting the puff pastry
  • Mixing and adding the cream cheese


  • Thaw the puff pastry

Make sure you begin with puff pastry that has been thawed. It must be left outside for a while to thaw as it arrives frozen. This ensures that the cheese danish turns out extremely flaky while also reducing the cooking time. At this stage, you can also preheat the oven.

  • Roll out the puff pastry and cut

Puff pastry should be rolled out and cut into rectangles. The actual puff pastry is packaged in a sizable rectangle. Using a pizza cutter to cut it to size should be simple.

Depending on how many cheese danishes you wish to make, feel free to adjust the size of your rectangles. I divided mine into 12 rectangles, but I also made them larger, so I was left with just 6.

  • Prebake the pastry

Put the pastry on a baking sheet and bake it for ten minutes, or until the edges start to become golden brown.

  • Make the filling

Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla essence, and lemon together while the puffy pastry is baking for the first time. If the cream cheese is soft enough, you can also use a fork or spoon to do this instead of using a hand mixer.

  • Add the filling

Take the pastry out of the oven and let it cool down a little so that it’s not too hot to touch. Spoon about a tablespoon of cream cheese onto the puff pastry, attempting, if you can, to form an oval in the center.

  • Bake again

Give it another ten minutes in the oven. Take out, let cool, and savor!

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Starbucks Cheese Danish Recipe


Can I make puff pastry from scratch or can I buy it already made?

Yes, without a doubt! You may still achieve wonderful results and save time and effort by using store-bought puff pastry.

Can I use a different kind of cheese in place of cream cheese?

Although cream cheese is the standard filling for cheese Danishes, you can try other soft cheeses, such as mascarpone or ricotta, for a different flavour.

How should I keep Starbucks Cheese Danish leftovers?

Any cheese danish that is left over should be refrigerated in an airtight container. You can eat them cold or briefly reheat individual portions in the microwave.

Can cheese Danish be frozen?

Indeed, cheese danishes can be frozen before or after baking. If freezing is preferred over baking, put the danishes together on a baking sheet, freeze for a solid state, and then move them to a freezer bag. Bake from frozen, extending the baking time by a few minutes. If you plan to freeze the danishes after baking, let them cool fully before wrapping them securely in foil and plastic wrap. Thaw in the fridge overnight, then reheat in the oven.

Can I top the Starbucks Cheese danish with fruit?

Of course! Before baking, placing fruit, such as sliced peaches or berries, on top of the cheese mixture gives the danish a delightfully fruity flavor and aesthetic appeal. Just be aware that when fruit bakes, it may release additional moisture.


Making cheese Danishes at home in the Starbucks style is a fun project. You can replicate Starbucks’ signature flawless blend of flaky pastry & creamy, cheesy filling by using this recipe. Your family and friends will be impressed by your homemade version, which you may enjoy as an afternoon snack or as a breakfast treat.

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