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Easy Dessert Bread Recipe:Boxed Cinnamon Rolls/Sweet Cinnamon Bread

This Easy Dessert Bread Recipe :Boxed Cinnamon Rolls or Sweet Cinnamon Bread is made in a very simple and easy method.This cinnamon sugar bread is not overly sweet and it is best to serve it with the thin cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time 23 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Proofing Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 24 small Cinnamon rolls


For Bread Dough

  • 260 g Flour 2 cups (loosely packed)
  • 170 g Milk 166 ml or 1/2 cup +3 tbsp
  • 4.5 g Salt 3/4 tsp
  • 3.5 g Yeast 1 tsp instant yeast or 1 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 12.5 g Sugar 1 tbsp

For Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 50 g Sugar 1/4 cup white sugar or brown sugar
  • 28 g Soft Butter or 2 tbsp
  • 2.6 g Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 45 g Cream Cheese ( at room temperature):3.2 tbsp
  • 30 g Butter (at room temperature): 2.1 tbsp
  • 7 g Powdered Sugar 1 tbsp
  • 60 ml Milk Vanilla extract or Vanilla sugar :1/2 tsp 1/4 Cup (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract or Vanilla sugar


How To Prepare this easy Dessert Bread:Boxed Cinnamon Rolls

    Prepare the bread dough

    • Into a bowl,add all our ingredients together and mix them to form a shaggy mass of dough.
      Add the milk,sugar,yeast,salt and flour and mix them together.
      Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface and knead the dough until the dough become soft and elastic.
      Once we get a soft and elastic dough, let the dough sit and rest for 10 minutes.
      This will give some time for the dough to rest and this will make it easy for us to roll and shape the dough.

    Shape into a rectangle and fill with toppings

    • After 10 minutes, just roll and shape the dough to fill your pan.As mine is a rectangular tray I shaped it into a rectangular sheet.
      Place the dough sheet on a well greased baking tray.
      Spread the top with cinnamon sugar butter.
      Make square pattern on top of the dough using a sharp knife.
      Cover the baking tray with a plastic film.
    • How to make cinnamon sugar butter mix
      It’s so easy to make this cinnamon sugar mix.
      Into a small bowl add in the softened butter.
      Add in the sugar.We can use either brown sugar or white sugar.
      when using white sugar the top will turn golden brown when it gets caramelized towards the end of baking.
      I didn’t notice any extra browning to my cinnamon bread when I used white sugar instead of brown sugar.
      Then add in the cinnamon powder and mix it all together to form a homogenous cinnamon sugar paste.

    Proof the shaped dough

    • Cover and Let the dough sit and rise for 35 minutesina warm environment or until the dough really puff up.
      If your place is really cold or if the cinnamon butter topping is cold,it may take 10-15 minutes longer for the dough to puff up nicely.

    Bake the Boxed Cinnamon Bread

    • Bake at 180 C or 350 F for 32-35 minutes.
      The baking time may vary according to the size of the baking tray.The deeper tray will take longer and shallow pan take shorter time.
      At around 25 minutes the top may seem baked but it does not mean that its cookied through inside so bake properly for 32-35 minutes
    • Let them sit for about 3 minutes.This will give some more time for the cinnamon dessert bread to do it’s residual baking and to get completely cooked through inside.
      Now we will pour in the delicious creamy milk on top of the bread while it is still warm.
      Thus the bread will absorb all those creaminess and it will add to its deliciousness.
    • How to make the milky cream cheese frosting
      In to a bowl add in the cream cheese and butter which are at room temperature.
      When they are soft and at room temperature it will be so much easier to mix them all together.
      Add the powdered sugar or we can use fine granulated sugar as well.
      For flavoring I have also added some vanilla powder.We can also add vanilla extract instead.
      Then add milk kept at room temperature.
      Mix them all together to form a thin cream cheese frosting.
    • Enjoy Delicious and Easy Dessert Bread :Boxed Cinnamon Rolls!


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