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Decadent Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls: A Sweet and Spicy Delight

Decadent Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls: A Sweet and Spicy Delight

Indulge in the luxurious flavors of these decadent Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls, which combine the rich taste of cocoa with the warmth of cinnamon in a soft, buttery crust. replaces the word nice with emptypped with a creamy frosting that elevates every bite, these rolls are the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Each roll is infused with a sweet chocolate filling and finished with a smooth, velvety frosting that will leave you wanting more.

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Why you'll love this

These Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls are a delicious twist on a classic favorite, offering a harmonious blend of chocolate and cinnamon that is both comforting and indulgent. The rich, gooey filling and soft, chewy dough make these rolls incredibly satisfying, while the cream cheese frosting adds a tangy sweetness that perfectly balances the flavors. Easy to make and impossible to resist, these rolls are a sure hit for any occasion.

Perfect opportunity

Perfect for weekend brunches, holiday breakfasts, or anytime you want to treat yourself and your loved ones to something special. These rolls are also perfect for potlucks, parties, and family gatherings, providing a delicious centerpiece that everyone will enjoy. Make them the night before for a quick and easy morning bake that will fill your home with the irresistible aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls.

Decorating Tips

  1. Cocoa dusting: Lightly dust the finished buns with cocoa powder for an extra chocolatey touch.
  2. Chocolate chips : Decorate with chocolate shavings or curls for a sophisticated look.
  3. Water: Add a festive touch with colorful sprinkles, perfect for celebrations.
  4. Fruit garnish: Serve with fresh berries for a burst of color and freshness.
  5. Mint leaves: Garnish with a few fresh mint leaves for a refreshing contrast and added visual appeal.
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Ingredients

  • For the dough:
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 packet active instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
    • 1 egg
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • For filling:
    • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream (for garnish)
  • For the icing:
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 5 oz cream cheese
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare the dough:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups whole milk and 8 tablespoons unsalted butter. Microwave until butter melts and mixture is warm but not hot.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 packet instant yeast and a pinch of salt using the dough hook attachment.
    • Add the hot milk and butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-low speed for 2 minutes.
    • Add 1 egg and increase the speed slightly, mixing for another minute. Then mix on high speed for 7 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour.
    • Knead the dough into a smooth ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  2. Prepare the filling:
    • In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
    • Add 6 tablespoons softened unsalted butter and mix until smooth.
  3. Assemble the rolls:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough into a long rectangle.
    • Spread the filling evenly over the rolled out dough.
    • Starting at the longest side, roll the dough tightly into a log shape. Use a piece of string or dental floss to cut out 12 logs.
  4. Bake the buns:
    • Place rolls in a greased 9×13-inch baking pan.
    • Pour 1/2 cup heavy cream over the buns and brush each bun to coat with cream.
    • Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  5. Prepare the icing:
    • In a bowl, cream together 2 tablespoons unsalted butter and 5 ounces cream cheese for about 2 minutes.
    • Add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
  6. Finish and serve:
    • Once the rolls have cooled for at least 15 minutes, spread the frosting generously on top.
    • Dust with cocoa powder if desired and serve warm.

Enjoy these delicious Cinnamon Chocolate Rolls, a perfect blend of rich flavors and delicious textures that will satisfy your sweet tooth!

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