Quick and easy cinnamon rolls

cinnamon rolls

Try this mouth-watering, step-by-step cinnamon roll recipe. By Ntwenhle Gcabashe Pictures Dylan Swart

Glazed Chocolate Cinnamon Roll

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 10

  • 5 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) warm milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup (125ml) butter, melted


  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, soften
  • 1 cup chocolate chip


  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla essence
  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C. Grease and line tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, yeast, salt, milk, eggs and butter. Knead for 8–10 minutes or until smooth.

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3. Place dough on floured surface and roll out.

4. Mix cinnamon and butter. Spread on dough. Sprinkle with chocolate chip and roll up to form sausage shape.

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5. Cut into thick slices. Place onto tray and leave for 25–30 minutes to rise. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until golden.

6. In a saucepan, heat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla essence until thick.

7. Drizzle over buns, and serve.

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Did you know?

Cinnamon buns originate from Sweden. Its cinnamon buns recipe differs from those of other countries because it has cardamom spice, that adds a different flavour.

On 4 October, all cafés and restaurants around the country celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day.