Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

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These are the fluffiest cinnamon rolls ever! And the best part? Two topping options! A tangy cream cheese icing, or a sweet roasted strawberry butter

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Prep time 1hr 20mins
Cook time 18mins
Serves or Makes: 8-12

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For the Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (76 grams) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 cups (360 grams) bread flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1 1/4 cups (150 grams) cake flour

For the Filling


  • 1 cup (213 grams) brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons (36 grams) cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

For the Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt

Optional Roasted Strawberry Butter


  • Step 1

    Rinse strawberries and pat dry. Place on lined sheet pan. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

  • Step 2

    Preheat the broiler to 450°F and roast the strawberries for 6 minutes. Remove the strawberries from the oven and allow to cool.

  • Step 3

    In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix butter until smooth. Add the strawberries to mixer on low speed, for about 3 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Remove from the mixer

Optional Roasted Strawberry Butter


  • 2 pounds strawberries, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup European butter, room temperature

For the Cinnamon Rolls, Filling and Frosting

  • Step 1

    In a saucepan, warm milk, on medium heat until temperature reaches 120-130 degrees. Remove from heat and pour into stand mixer bowl. Add yeast to milk and let stand for 5 minutes. Yeast should be reactive, you will see bubbles forming.

  • Step 2

    Add sugar, butter, eggs and salt to yeast mixture, mix on low speed until dissolved. You can use the paddle attachment or you can whisk by hand. Mixture should be golden yellow in color and smooth consistency.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl whisk flours together. This will help create an airy pillow like bun!

  • Step 4

    Attach dough hook to stand mixer and scoop in flour one cup at a time with mixer on low.

  • Step 5

    Once flour is incorporated, allow dough to knead int he mixer for ten minutes. Dough should be smooth and elastic like.

  • Step 6

    Remove dough from mixture and place in an oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Step 7

    Roll the dough into a 18x21-inch rectangle. Spread 1/3 cup butter on the dough and top with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.

  • Step 8

    Starting with the long side, roll up dough so you have an 18" log. Cut into 8 even rolls for large buns or 12 even rolls for standard size buns. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and place the rolls in the pan. Lightly cover with plastic wrap and a damp tea towel and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45 minutes.

  • Step 9

    Bake rolls on the center rack about 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Step 10

    While the rolls are baking, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a mixer until fluffy.

  • Step 11

    Allow rolls to cool for about 10-15 minutes and spread frosting or strawberry butter on warms rolls.

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