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In the event you’ve adopted me for some time you need to know that I’m not able to resisting an excellent cinnamon roll. For Easter I wished to make this carrot cake cinnamon roll recipe. Made with grated carrot within the dough and cream cheese frosting. They’re scrumptious and irresistible.

Carrot cake cinnamon roll

After I requested on my Instagram account what sort of recipes you wished to see on Easter, many requested for candy bread. I’ve to say that to me cinnamon rolls are the kings of candy bread. This model of carrot cake cinnamon rolls has carrot within the dough, which makes them additional scrumptious. It additionally has a cinnamon filling (duh) with pecans or it may be walnuts. To complete them I made a fast cream cheese frosting. I do know there are numerous followers on the market for frosting. It’s optionally available however extremely advisable.

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Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

The right texture

What I like most about these carrot cake cinnamon rolls is the feel they’ve on the within. As an official and authorized cinnamon roll lover, I’m actually choosy about just a few issues. For instance, I don’t like arduous or crispy cinnamon rolls, quite the opposite. I really like them gooey and delicate, with that syrupy inside that outcomes from the cinnamon sugar melting. That’s JUST how these are and I really like them for it. The carrot within the dough provides a good looking color in addition to helps with the moisture within the dough. It additionally provides that scrumptious flavour carrots add to baked items.

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

Frosting for days

The cream cheese frosting on these carrot cake cinnamon rolls could be very easy to make. You’ll find it irresistible and there’s even some left to serve on the desk. That’s for these of you who’re obsessed. Within the recipe notes, you’ll be able to see the best way to make these in a single day for those who like. Additionally, if you wish to make these and save just a few parts for one more day, they freeze rather well. Freeze them individually after which reheat them in a microwave or toaster oven. They style identical to freshly made!

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls
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Gooey and Smooth Cinnamon Rolls


Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert

Delicacies: Medium

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 20 minutes

Proofing time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Complete Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 15 cinnamon rolls

Creator: Lorena Salinas from Cravings Journal


For the dough

  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • tsp salt
  • tsp instantaneous dry yeast
  • 120 g sugar
  • 160 ml lukewarm milk
  • 60 g unsalted melted butter cooled to room temperature
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g grated carrots about 3 carrots, weigh them as soon as peeled adn grated

For the sugar filling

  • 220 g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp floor cinnamon
  • 60 g melted unsalted butter cooled to room temperature
  • 100 g pecans or walnuts, chopped

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 110 g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 70 g whipping cream


For the dough

  • Combine the lukewarm milk, eggs, vanilla essence and melted butter.

  • Combine all of the dry substances and the carrots in a separate bowl and make a gap within the centre and add all of the moist substances within the heart.

  • Combine every little thing till you’ve a homogeneous dough. It is actually sticky so don’t be concerned, that is simply the best way this dough is 🙂 That makes them gooey on the finish as a substitute of bread-y and arduous.

  • Let the dough relaxation for 1 hour lined in cling movie or till it doubles its dimension. If it’s too chilly in your kitchen, flip in your oven till it’s heat (not scorching) inside and let it puff up there.


  • Mud flour on a clear tabletop and roll the dough. Each couple of rolls be certain that it’s not sticking and mud extra flour beneath and on high. Roll it out to 2mm thick so that you simply get plenty of rolls as a substitute of simply a few thick ones. Attempt to hold it as rectangular as you’ll be able to. On the very finish be certain that it isn’t caught and mud extra flour if mandatory so you’ll be able to roll it with ease.

  • Paint the melted butter on high evenly and attain each edge.

  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon and unfold it out as evenly as potential. Sprinkle it after which unfold out any mountains of sugar by gently brushing them along with your hand. Sprinkle the chopped pecans.

  • Begin rolling: first do it rigorously so it’s good and tight and after you have the primary 2 full rolls, you’ll be able to simply push it (nonetheless very tightly) so it rolls to the tip.

  • Lower the rolls (I did mine 4cm) and put them on a baking tray lined with baking paper on the backside (this can assist later so the sugar doesn’t stick, you’ll thank me!) and organize them properly. Hold an honest quantity of house between them in order that they’ll rise throughout proofing and after within the oven with out changing into sq..

  • Allow them to sit for 30min*** (once more, it helps in the event that they’re in a heat surroundings) after which they go within the oven at 180°C/350°F for 20-30min or till they’re golden on high.

For the cream cheese frosting

  • Whip collectively the cream cheese, vanilla and icing sugar.

  • Add the cream little by little, whipping it in.

  • Unfold the frosting onto the rolls.


***If you wish to proof the rolls in a single day to bake them the subsequent morning, the quantity of yeast adjustments to 1 3/4 tsp. The ultimate proofing time is 12 hours within the fridge and not more than 14 hours. After that point they go straight within the oven.

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Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls




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