Best Ever Cinnabon Rolls

Save yourself a lot of money by making your own homemade cinnamon rolls, by using this Best Ever Cinnabon Rolls recipe!



  1. 250 ml full cream milk
  2. 125 ml + 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
  3. 15 ml instant dry yeast
  4. 2 extra-large eggs
  5. 6 x 15 ml of melted butter
  6. 5 ml vanilla essence
  7. 4 x 250 ml Cake flour
  8. 5 ml fine salt



  • Warm the milk for 60 seconds in a Microwave. The milk should be warm, NOT hot.
  • Place the milk in a standing mixer bowl.
  • Add 15 ml sugar (1 tablespoon) as well as 15 ml yeast to the warm milk.
  • Stir and let it froth for 5 minutes, or until it forms a frothy top.
  • This will depend on the temperature in your kitchen and where you reside.


  • Add the 125 ml sugar, melted butter, eggs and vanilla essence in the mixing bowl.
  • If you have one, use the hooks to stir until combined.
  • Add flour and salt.
  • Start on a low speed and gently increase to a higher speed.
  • You can also use a food processor with a cake mixing blade.
  • Take out the dough and knead for 3 minutes.
  • The dough must be smooth.
  • If sticky, add 1 tablespoon flour and keep kneading.
  • Oil the inside of a bowl with lid and let the dough rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • If you’re lucky enough to own a large wonder cooker bag, you can use that.


  • Take out the dough and knock it down until all gas is out.
  • Roll out on a floured surface with a marble rolling pin into a rectangular shape.
  • It should be approximately 1/4 inch in thickness.

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Best Ever Cinnabon Rolls filling:


  1. 1 cup Treacle sugar (also known as soft brown sugar)
  2. 2½ tablespoons fine cinnamon (use the best quality you can get)
  3. 6 tablespoon softened butter



  • Mix all the ingredients together and spread onto the dough.
  • Roll it up tightly like a sausage.
  • Start from the far side and roll towards you, as its easier.
  • Cut the dough with a sharp knife into 1½ inch slices
  • You can also use floss to cut into slices


  • Let it rise again for 1 hour.
  • Place the rolls in a lined baking tin with greaseproof paper, covered with spray and bake it.
  • Bake in a preheated oven of 180°C for 15 minutes (Thermofan assisted oven)

Best Ever Cinnabon Rolls

While the rolls are baking make Creamed cheese frosting:


  1. Half tub smoothed plain creamed cheese (NOT cottage cheese)
  2. 375 ml of icing sugar
  3. 75 ml butter softened
  4. 2½ ml of vanilla essence.


  • Beat together all the frosting ingredients in an electric mixer until fluffy and smooth.
  • When the rolls are done, spread generously with icing.

For the chocolate coating:

  1. 80 g Cadbury Dairy Milk melted in a microwave, for 30-second intervals until melted.
  2. Stir in 4 tablespoon dessert cream.


  • Spread over rolls and sprinkle with pecan nuts.
  • Store in an airtight container, if you’re so lucky to have some left for the next day! 🙂


Prepared by Feriel Sonday 


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