Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

There is something comforting about a warm and fluffy cinnamon roll with gooey filling and soft cream cheese frosting. I absolutely LOVE cinnamon rolls and so does my family. My love for cinnamon rolls started when my friend from America sent me a recipe for them. Before that I had never eaten them or tried to make them myself (I don’t know why, haha!). After I finally baked them, everyone liked them so much that after some time I had to bake them again. And then again. And I ended up baking them every two months or so πŸ˜…Β Then it occurred to me that, instead of following the exact same recipe every time, I could try and make my own! So I started experimenting.

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My first cinnamon roll recipe is actually a vegan cinnamon roll recipe with date filling which turned out incredible!

The second time I tried to make cinnamon rolls I failed miserably πŸ˜•Β The cinnamon rolls came out hard, were soaked in oil and were WAY too sweet. Believe me, I’m a person who adores desserts and sweets but that was just over-the-top sweet.

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So I tried again. I cut out most of the sugar from the dough (because I knew that there was gonna be enough sugar in the filling and frosting anyway). I also didn’t add as much butter as I previously did. And what did that result in? Perfect, fluffy cinnamon rolls! So what was my lesson? That sometimes, less is more!Β πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1 packet dried yeast
  • 1 Β½ cup milk (lukewarm)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Β½ cup oil
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 Β½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Cream cheese frosting:

  • 135 g cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Mix the lukewarm milk with the yeast and sugar and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, yeast mixture and oil. Leave for 1 hour to rise.
  3. Prepare the filing: melt the butter and mix with the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Dust your surface with flour and roll out half of the dough into a rectangle.
  5. Spread half of the filling all over the dough.
  6. Roll the dough into a log and cut into 5 cm (2 inch) pieces.
  7. Place the cinnamon rolls on a buttered springform pan and leave for 20 minutes to rise.
  8. Do the same with the remaining dough and filling.
  9. Bake at 180ΒΊC/350ΒΊF for around 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  10. Prepare the cream cheese frosting: using a hand held mixer beat together the cream cheese, sugar, butter and milk.
  11. Wait for the cinnamon rolls to cool down for 15 minutes and spread the cream cheese frosting on top.

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