Last week, I was thinking about what to post as my 100th recipe. I was thinking of making something that is delicious and well-liked by children and adults alike. Two weeks ago, my co-worker brought these cinnamon buns to work on a treat day. She used frozen dough and baked it on a bundt pan. It looked good and tasted delicious, as well. I got the recipe and made it at home last weekend. I followed the recipe to the tee and the result was cinnamon buns that are huge and delicious. To make it even better, I made cream cheese frosting to go with it. My family loved it. I made it again on the weekend but this time, I reduced the amount of frozen dough and put some of the mixture at the bottom of the pan. The buns turned out beautiful with all the sugar/butter/cinnamon/raisin mixture on top. Yummy!
I like this recipe because it is quick and easy to make. It uses store bought frozen dough, so there’s no need for rolling pin and kneading. All I need to do is to prepare it before I go to bed and bake it the next morning. Then, I have yummy breakfast ready for my family.
So, here it is… my 100th recipe, my family’s all time favorite cinnamon buns recipe. I hope you all like it as much as my family does 🙂
- 1 (8oz) package cream cheese
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sifted icing sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
- Mix in vanilla, and then gradually stir in the icing sugar.
- 16 frozen dinner roll dough
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup vanilla instant pudding (powder form)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup raisins (optional)
- ½ cup melted butter
- Grease a 10-inch bundt pan. Sprinkle half of the sugar, half of the pudding powder, ½ tablespoon cinnamon and half of the raisins, if using, around the bottom of the pan. Then pour half of the melted butter.
- Arrange 8 frozen rolls on top of the mixture and then arrange the remaining 8 on top of the first layer. (It does not matter how you arrange the frozen dough. The risen dough will take the shape of the bundt pan).
- Sprinkle the remaining sugar, pudding powder, raisins and ½ tablespoon cinnamon.
- Pour the remaining melted butter all over the mixture.
- Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature.
- In the morning, preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 25 minutes.
- Let sit for 5 minutes and then turn out on a serving plate.
- Serve as is or with cream cheese frosting (recipe below).