Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Distinctive coffee flavor accents the filling of these ooey, gooey rolls. The glaze goes on while they are still warm—they won’t last long!. —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant cappuccino mix, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 436 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add warm milk, buttermilk, sugar, butter, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; turn onto a floured surface. Roll into an 18x12-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Combine brown sugar, coffee granules and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  4. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place rolls, cut side down, in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 22-28 minutes or until golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl, beat icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over rolls. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p45

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Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"Best dough ever ! ! I love it !"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"These might possibly be the best things I've ever eaten! I had French Vanilla mix on hand, so I used that as oppose to the cappuccino mix. It was a great combo with the vanilla extract. Also, the icing needed more milk than the recipe called for. These were ooey, gooey, and delicious, everything you look for in a cinnamon roll."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"They are delicious."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"Sounds like a good dough with the buttermilk. I'm going to try these but may use cocoa powder, along with the coffee granules instead of the cinnamon."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"These are literally 'eye rolling' good! Our family loves coffee, and this recipe is a perfect combination of flavors. This recipe is a keeper!"

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