Nothing beats baking some warm, gooey classic cinnamon rolls on a cold winter day. Follow this Classic Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Lodge Cast Iron and you’re guaranteed to delight the whole family with this finger-licking homemade treat. Using Lodge’s 9 x 13 Cast Iron Casserole, these cinnamon rolls will be sure to satisfy your morning sweet tooth.
PREP TIME: 2 Hours
COOK TIME: 20 Minutes
- 1 cup lukewarm milk
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast or active dry yeast
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons milk, room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Dissolve yeast in milk, about 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and sugar.
- In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix wet ingredients at medium speed. Slowly add dry ingredients. Switch to a dough hook attachment and knead all ingredients until dough pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl, 5-7 minutes.
- Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn dough to coat sides with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size, 1-2 hours.
- Deflate the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16 x 24-inch rectangle and brush with 1/4 cup melted butter. Mix remaining filling ingredients together and spread evenly over the dough.
- Starting with the long end, roll the dough into a log, seam-side down, and slice into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased casserole pan and cover with a slightly damp dishtowel for about 30 minutes. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake the rolls until they are golden.
- Beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, beating well. Add milk, a little at a time, until the frosting reaches preferred consistency.
- Remove rolls from the oven and allow them to cool 10 minutes before icing.
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