The Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever

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Get ready to indulge in the most incredible cinnamon rolls you’ve ever tasted! Imagine sinking your teeth into soft, fluffy rolls oozing with a gooey brown sugar cinnamon filling, topped with luscious cream cheese frosting, and bathed in a rich, buttery brown sugar cinnamon caramel sauce.

These cinnamon rolls are beyond delicious! They’re ultra-gooey, thanks to their irresistible brown sugar cinnamon filling and creamy frosting, all hugged by a heavenly caramel sauce that’s like an extra layer of cinnamon roll goodness. It’s the perfect treat to bake up this weekend!

I’m telling you, this cinnamon roll recipe is absolute perfection. I’ve been bursting with excitement to share it with you because it combines the best of both worlds: the sticky sweetness of a classic cinnamon roll with the creamy goodness of cream cheese frosting. Plus, the bottoms of these rolls are coated in a decadent cinnamon caramel sauce, making every bite pure bliss. Regular cinnamon roll on top, party on the bottom—trust me, it’s a flavor explosion you won’t want to miss!

These cinnamon buns are not just for any ordinary day—they’re perfect for special occasions like Christmas morning breakfast or any time you want to treat yourself to something extra special. And let’s be real, nothing beats the irresistible aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls baking in the oven!

Here’s why these homemade cinnamon rolls are the best of the best:

  • They’re drenched in a sticky, buttery brown sugar cinnamon caramel sauce that’s like extra cinnamon roll filling all over the bottom—yum!
  • Bursting with cinnamon flavor, thanks to the delightful brown sugar cinnamon filling that oozes out with every bite.
  • Incredibly soft and fluffy, like little pillows of doughy, buttery, sweet cinnamon goodness.
  • They’re not just delicious to eat, but also fun to make! Working with yeast dough is half the fun, and there’s something magical about watching it rise and transform into a scrumptious treat. It’s a baking adventure that’s totally worth it!

Got questions? I’ve got answers!

  • Why didn’t my dough rise? Check your yeast—it might be expired. Also, make sure to give it enough time to proof properly.
  • Can the dough be prepared ahead of time? Absolutely! Just follow the recipe up until the second proofing stage, then refrigerate overnight and bake the next morning.
  • How do I store the rolls? Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days, but let’s be real—they’ll probably disappear much faster than that!

Pro Tips for cinnamon roll perfection:

  • Lightly grease your plastic wrap when covering the dough to prevent sticking.
  • Use unflavored dental floss to cut the dough for clean, beautiful rolls.
  • Let your dough proof in a warm spot for the best results.

Ready to bake up a batch of these heavenly cinnamon rolls? Let’s get started!

The Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Proofing Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Servings 12 rolls


For the Dough:

  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk warmed to about 110 degrees
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar to bloom the yeast
  • 4 ¾ cups all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ cup unsalted butter very softened

For the Cinnamon Caramel Sauce:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter very softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cup honey
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Cinnamon Filling:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter very softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream for pouring in between the rolls

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter very softened
  • 6 oz cream cheese cold
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla


For the Dough:

  • Bloom yeast by mixing it with sugar and warm milk, then let it sit until foamy.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and sugar, then add eggs, vanilla, and softened butter.
  • Add the yeast mixture and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Let the dough rise until doubled in size.

For the Cinnamon Caramel Sauce:

  • Mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, honey, vanilla, cream, and salt, then spread evenly in a greased baking dish.

For the Cinnamon Filling:

  • Mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt until spreadable.

Assembling and Baking the Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle, spread with cinnamon filling, and roll up tightly.
  • Slice into rolls and place in the prepared baking dish, then let them rise again.
  • Bake until golden brown.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Beat butter until pale and fluffy, then add cream cheese and mix until smooth.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • Once the rolls are baked, cover them with cream cheese frosting and enjoy every delicious bite!

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