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Time: 1 hour + 3 hours rise time | Servings: 8 | Rating: ★★★★★



For the Dough

  • 250ml milk
  • 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 50 grams granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

For the Filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 130 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 8 tablespoons hot coffee
  • 250 grams confectioners sugar

For the Toffee Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 250 grams confectioners sugar


  1. Warm 250ml milk and add 2 ½ teaspoons of active dry yeast in a bowl and sprinkle about a tablespoon of the granulated sugar (from the 50 grams of granulated sugar) on top. Let rest for about 5–10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons softened butter, 1 egg, and remaining 50 grams of granulated sugar. Stir in 1 ½ teaspoons of salt and 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour in small amounts ( about ½ cup at a time) until a soft and sticky dough forms. More flour can be added but the dough needs to be really sticky so try not to add too much extra flour.
  3. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes and place into a lightly oiled bowl.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat the oven 350°F.
  6. Once dough has risen, punch down and roll out into a large rectangle about 14 x 10 inches. Spread 4 tablespoons of softened butter across the dough leaving a small border all around the rectangle.
  7. Mix together 130 grams of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and ⅛ teaspoon of salt. Evenly spread the filling on top of the buttered dough.
  8. Starting from the shorter side, roll the dough into a log as tightly as possible.
  9. Cut the log into 8 equal pieces and place on a lightly floured baking tray. Cover and let rise again for about an hour.
  10. Bake rolls in a preheated 350°F oven for about 10–15 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. While the rolls are baking, make your frosting of choice.

    Chocolate Frosting

  12. Whisk together 4 tablespoons softened butter, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, 8 tablespoons hot coffee, and more or less 250 grams confectioners sugar until a smooth frosting comes together.

    Toffee Frosting

  13. Place 4 tablespoons butter, 100 grams brown sugar, and 4 tablespoons milk in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted.
  14. Increase the heat and let the mixture bubble for about 10 seconds then lower the heat again and simmer for a minute.
  15. Take off heat and cool for 15 minutes before adding in more or less 250 grams confectioners sugar until a smooth frosting comes together.
  16. Frost the cinnamon rolls as soon as they come out of the oven. Enjoy!