Cinnamon Tiramisu Rolls: A Luxurious Take on a Comforting Classic

Cinnamon Tiramisu Rolls: A Luxurious Take on a Comforting Classic

Discover the delicious fusion of classic cinnamon rolls and the exquisite flavors of an Italian tiramisu. These Cinnamon Tiramisu Rolls combine the comforting warmth of cinnamon and brown sugar with the bold flavors of espresso and creamy mascarpone frosting. Each roll is a masterpiece of soft, doughy texture soaked in rich coffee and topped with decadent cheese frosting, perfect for those who like their sweets with a sophisticated twist.


Why you'll love it:

These buns are a coffee lover's dream, incorporating instant coffee and espresso into every layer, from the dough to the filling to the frosting. The creamy, rich texture of mascarpone frosting adds a luxurious feel that elevates it from a simple breakfast pastry to an elegant dessert. Enjoy the complex flavors and indulgent composition of these dinner rolls, which are sure to impress at any gathering.

Perfect occasion:

These Tiramisu Cinnamon Rolls are ideal for special brunches, holiday mornings, or as a unique dessert at dinner parties. They make a great topic of discussion at book clubs or coffee gatherings, pairing perfectly with your favorite espresso or cappuccino. They're also a great choice for treating yourself to a leisurely weekend morning.

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Decorating Tips:

For an extra touch of elegance, lightly dust the glazed buns with cocoa powder before serving. If you're feeling particularly festive, a sprinkle of finely grated chocolate or a drizzle of chocolate sauce can amp up the visual appeal and add an extra layer of flavor. Serve each roll on a small plate with a dollop of whipped cream for added decadence.

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active instant yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream, brewed with 1 teaspoon instant coffee

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Start by warming the milk and butter in the microwave until the butter melts. The mixture should be warm but not hot. Add the instant coffee.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment, combine the flour, yeast, sugar and a pinch of salt. Pour in the milk mixture and mix over medium-low heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, then gradually increase the speed and mix for 7 minutes, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour if the dough is too sticky.
  4. Knead the dough into a smooth ball, place it in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. For the topping, mix the softened butter with the cinnamon, brown sugar, espresso powder and instant coffee.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle, spread the filling evenly on top, then roll it up on the long side.
  8. Cut the roll into 12 equal pieces using string or floss and place them in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  9. Pour coffee-infused heavy cream over the buns, making sure each one is well coated.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Let the rolls cool for at least 30 minutes before icing them.
  12. Mix all glaze ingredients until smooth and spread over cooled buns. Optionally, garnish with cocoa powder.

Enjoy these decadent Tiramisu Cinnamon Rolls, a delicious treat that combines the comforting texture of cinnamon rolls with the sophisticated flavors of a classic tiramisu!

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