Ultimate Gooey Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting: A Must-Have for Soft, Sweet Delights

Ultimate Gooey Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting: A Must-Have for Soft, Sweet Delights

Experience ultimate comfort with these gooey cinnamon rolls, topped with rich cream cheese frosting. Each roll is soft, chewy and filled with a sweet cinnamon filling, making them irresistible. Adding heavy cream before cooking creates an extra tender texture that is absolutely divine.


Why you will love this recipe:

These cinnamon rolls have the perfect balance of sweetness and a rich, gooey filling. Luxurious cream cheese frosting adds a creamy finish that complements the warm spices beautifully. Perfect for anyone who loves a sweet and satisfying treat.

Perfect occasion:

Perfect for a decadent breakfast, weekend brunch, or as a comforting snack. These cinnamon rolls are also perfect for festive occasions like Christmas morning or special celebrations where you want to impress and delight your guests.

Decorating Tips:

After frosting, sprinkle the top with a light coating of cinnamon or chopped nuts for added texture and flavor. For a festive look, you can add a drizzle of caramel or some edible glitter.

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Ingredients for the dough:

  • 160 ml of warm milk (5.4 oz)
  • 1½ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 50 g melted butter (¼ cup)
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 65 g granulated sugar (⅓ cup)
  • 330 g all-purpose flour (2 ¾ cups)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 70 g softened butter (⅓ cup)
  • 145 g brown sugar (¾ cup)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 50 ml heavy cream (to pour over the buns)

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 110 g cream cheese (4 oz)
  • 50 g softened butter (¼ cup)
  • 120 g caster sugar (1 cup)


  1. Prepare the dough:
    • Mix warm milk, yeast, sugar, melted butter and one egg until well combined.
    • Mix the flour and salt. Gradually add to wet mixture until a dough forms. Add more flour if it is too sticky.
    • Knead for 5 minutes, place in a floured bowl, cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume.
  2. Prepare the filling:
    • Mix together the softened butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  3. Assemble the rolls:
    • Once risen, roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle.
    • Spread the cinnamon topping evenly over the dough. Roll out the dough and cut it into 8 rolls using dental floss.
    • Place the rolls in a baking dish, 3 to 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) apart.
    • Pour 50 ml of heavy cream over the buns.
  4. Cook:
    • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Bake the buns for 20 to 22 minutes.
  5. Prepare the frosting:
    • Using a mixer, combine cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  6. Finishing:
    • Let the buns cool slightly, then spread the cream cheese frosting on top.

Enjoy these delicious, gooey cinnamon rolls, perfect for any time you need a little extra sweetness in your life!

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