• Marta

Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Icing

There is nothing better during this season, than curling up in front of the tv or a good book whilst enjoying a warm cup of tea. How to complement this idyllic scenario if not with some delicious cinnamon rolls?

These rolls of goodness are hearty and easy to make and can be served warm or cold, and can even be frozen (breakfast batch-cooking anyone?). Plus, they make the perfect sharing dessert!

Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for these cozy Autumn days!


300g white flour

1 tbsp of raising agent

2 tbsp caster sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

100g melted butter, plus extra for greasing

2 egg yolks

200ml milk, plus extra for glazing

For the filling

1 tsp ground cinnamon

55g light brown soft sugar

2 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp melted butter

For the icing

60g icing sugar

1 tbsp softened cream cheese

½ tbsp softened butter

½ tsp vanilla essence


Heat oven to 180C. Grease a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin and line the bottom with baking parchment. Mix the flour, caster sugar and cinnamon together with a pinch of salt in a bowl. Whisk the butter, egg yolks and milk together and combine with the dry ingredients to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out to a rectangle.

Mix the filling ingredients together. Spread evenly over the dough then roll it up lengthways, like a Swiss roll, to form a log. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 even-sized slices and pack into the prepared tin. Brush gently with extra milk and bake for 40 mins or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for before removing from the tin.

Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Place the cream cheese and butter in the centre, pour over 2 tbsp boiling water, and stir to mix. Add a little more water until you have a drizzly consistency. Stir in the vanilla essence, then drizzle the icing over the rolls. Serve warm or cold.

These cinnamon rolls are the perfect sharing dessert as it can be served as a whole cake or you can let you guests pull the piece they want!

Did you make this recipe and loved it? Let me know in the comments or tag me on Instagram!

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