Quick cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

    40 min

    This recipe gets you quick cinnamon rolls from scratch without using yeast and with no kneading necessary! The frosting is optional in case you prefer less sweet breakfast rolls.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 2 tablespoons butter, for greasing
    • Dough
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 180ml milk
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing
    • Cinnamon-sugar filling
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 100g soft brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • Cream cheese frosting (optional)
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 115g cream cheese, softened
    • 55g butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Brush a 23cm square baking dish with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
    2. Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands. Beat milk and egg together in another bowl; pour into flour-butter mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.
    3. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and roll dough into a 1/2cm thick rectangle. Brush surface of dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
    4. Whisk 100g caster sugar, 100g brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over butter-brushed dough. Roll dough around filling to form a log; cut log into 18 rolls and place rolls in the prepared baking dish.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are set, 20 to 25 minutes.
    6. To make the cream cheese frosting: Beat icing sugar, cream cheese, softened butter and vanilla extract together in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Top warm cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.

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    Needed more flour than recipe said. Came out like biscuits... would not make again  -  04 Feb 2018


    OMG.... what a disaster!!! the dough was far too sticky to work with... more like a cake mixture so i had to add quite a bit more flour! when i finally got it to a dough consistency i put them in the oven and OH DEAR! lets say i shall never use this recipe again!!!  -  13 Dec 2017


    Very disappointed! Dough very hard to work with too wet and sticky and to work with it you need more flour which in turn creates rock hard dough when cooked I will be sticking to the yeast method  -  08 Aug 2017