Chocolate Sweet Rolls

So I am going out on a limb here and trying something new! Since my Cinnamon Rolls are such a hot commodity, I am going to branch out with other flavors!! How can you go wrong with Chocolate?! Chocolate Sweet Rolls for the win!!!

These Chocolate rolls are amazing, especially if you love chocolate like myself! Cinnamon Rolls will always have a place in my heart, but sometimes you just need to change things up!!

Not So Cinnamon-y Cinnamon Roll?

Basically, I took my Cinnamon Roll Recipe and altered the filling! easy peasy! I used the same dough, and the same frosting recipe!! Let me know what you think!!! Let’s get right to it!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 6 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour Divided
  • 2 Packets Rapid Rise Yeast .25 oz Packets
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter

Filling

  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 oz Pack Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, put the milk and butter together and turn burner on low until melted.
  • Remove from heat once the butter has melted, and allow to cool slightly.
  • In your stand mixer, with the mixing blade, add 2 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix together
  • Add your water and eggs, as well as the warm butter/milk. Mix well.
  • Add the remaining flour (4 cups) 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough starts to form a ball, it’s ready!
  • remove mixing blade and attach a dough hook
  • Mix for 5 minutes
  • Once the dough is ready, transfer to another bowl that is lightly floured, and start working on the filling
  • In your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix the brown sugar, cocao, and softened butter.
  • Roll out the dough as wide as you can.
  • Spread on the filling and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top!
  • Starting at a short end, roll the dough.
  • If you want smaller Cinnamon rolls, cut the dough in half before you roll it up!
  • Cut the dough to the size you want. The thicker you want, the farther apart you cut!
  • Place the rolls, swirl down, in a greased 9×13 pan.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees F. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Then cover loosely with foil and bake another 10 minutes.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter and drizzle over the rolls
  • Make your frosting while the rolls are baking.
  • When your rolls are ready, spread on the frosting!

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Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting! Yum!!! I made this frosting recipe to go with the delicious homemade cinnamon rolls I made for Thanksgiving brunch. I have to admit that I do use canned cream cheese frosting from time to time, but there is nothing like homemade frosting!

This Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is really simple, and in all honestly takes less than 10 minutes to make. However, cream cheese can be frustrating to work with. If it’s not at room temperature, it will get CHUNKY. No one wants chunky frosting…

You are going to have to let the cream cheese sit out for at least 30 minutes. You may even need to put it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. You do not want it to melt though so be careful! Also make sure that the butter is room temperature as well.

Cream together the butter and the cream cheese and then add in the vanilla and salt. After that add in the sugar one cup at a time and alternate with one tablespoon of the heavy whipping cream. Easy as that!!!

Tip – If you are putting this on Cinnamon rolls, you probably only need half of this recipe. You can also add in more cream if you want this to be more of a “drizzle”.

Store the frosting in the refrigerator until needed. You can store up to 1 week. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

The holidays are here, and I have time off from my job, so I decided to do a lot of baking! We are having brunch at my parents house on Thanksgiving and then off to the in-laws for turkey dinner. So, I don’t have to host, but I still have a lot to make!

I have always wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls, so that is exactly what I am going to make for brunch. I don’t get to eat them often…but when I do I always think “These are soooooooo good I need to eat these more often!!!” However, this isn’t the quickest of recipes because you are dealing with yeast and the dough needs to rise, however the time you put in will be well worth it!!

The best cinnamon roll I have ever had is at Gaston’s Tavern at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. They are the BEST! If you have never been, you have to go there. They are gigantic! We normally split one between two people, but honestly I could eat one all to myself. Unfortunately, we are not going to Disney World anytime soon, so I wanted to bring Gaston’s Cinnamon Rolls to me! I did a lot of research for Cinnamon Rolls and came across a copycat recipe for Gaston’s Tavern Cinnamon Rolls from a blog called Crafted From The Kingdom and I am so excited to try them!!!

TIP – Want to make mini cinnamon rolls? Cut the recipe in half! This will give you less dough to roll out, resulting in smaller cinnamon rolls! Bake at the same 375 degrees and 20 minutes!!

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 6 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour Divided (For Gluten Free swap out the flour for Gluten Free flour – make sure it say 1 to 1 ratio!!)
  • 2 Packets Rapid Rise Yeast .25 oz Packets
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter

Filling

  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 oz Pack Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, put the milk and butter together and turn burner on low until melted.
  • Remove from heat once the butter has melted, and allow to cool slightly.
  • In your stand mixer, with the mixing blade, add 2 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix together
  • Add your water and eggs, as well as the warm butter/milk. Mix well.
  • Add the remaining flour (4 cups) 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough starts to form a ball, it’s ready!
  • remove mixing blade and attach a dough hook
  • Mix for 5 minutes
  • Once the dough is ready, transfer to another bowl that is lightly floured, and start working on the filling
  • In your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and softened butter.
  • Roll out the dough as wide as you can.
  • Spread the filling evenly going all the way to the edges
  • Starting at a short end, roll the dough.
  • If you want smaller Cinnamon rolls, cut the dough in half before you roll it up!
  • Cut the dough to the size you want. The bigger you want, the farther apart you cut!
  • Place the rolls, swirl down, in a greased 9×13 pan.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees F. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Then cover loosely with foil and bake another 10 minutes.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter and drizzle over the rolls
  • Make your frosting while the rolls are baking.
  • When your rolls are ready, spread on the frosting!

Recipe

I hope you have or will go to Gaston’s Tavern to taste these amazing Cinnamon Rolls. In the meantime, Make these Cinnamon Rolls!!!

Need a Gluten Free Version? Swap out the Flour for Gluten Free Flour!

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