Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Rolls
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Cherry-Glazed Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Rolls

It's such a pleasure to make cinnamon rolls without having to wait for the yeast to rise - and, the recipe yields a perfectly light and fluffy roll.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry glaze, chocolate almond cinnamon rolls, cinnamon roll recipe
Servings: 16 cinnamon rolls
Calories: 269


Filling Ingredients

  • 8 ounces almond paste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ounces chocolate chips melted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Roll Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted (for assembly)

Glaze Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kirschwasser or cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk


Filling Instructions

  • Beat all ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined. Set aside.

Roll Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and melted butter,
  • Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients.
  • Mix together with your hands and knead a few times until it becomes a smooth dough.
  • Divide into two pieces.
  • Roll each half of the dough on a floured board to an approximately 12" x 8" rectangle.
  • Spread half of the filling on each rectangle, leaving a 1/4" border on all sides.
  • Roll up each rectangle, starting on the long side, and pinch the dough tightly to seal.
  • Cut each roll into eight pieces.
  • Coat the bottom of a 7 1/2" cast iron skillet or any baking pan or skillet of roughly the same size with 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
  • Arrange the cinnamon roll slices in the skillet and press down on them to flatten them slightly.
  • Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining two tablespoons of butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

Glaze Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in kirschwasser and milk.
  • Drizzle over rolls.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.3mg