Cinnamon-Walnut Rolls with Mascarpone Frosting


I have some extremely happy news! Today my number of views hit over a 100 000!! This is crazy for me. It makes me exuberant and inspired and gives me a feeling that yessssss I should keep doing this! I don't blog in the sake of getting popular. I am doing it because I LOVE it. I love baking, cooking, sharing my successful recipes and taking pictures of them :) I am doing it for sheer joy. But getting positive feedback definitely gives me a boost of happiness and confidence at the same time. I mean, what's the point of sharing if nobody gets their share, right? So, I want to say thank you for reading my thoughts on cooking and baking. It means a lot to me, I still shriek in excitement if I get a comment :) Let alone how  super happy it makes me when someone tries my recipe... I will be trying to post unique recipes, recipes I create because these are always so interesting! Right now, there are some recipes that were copycats (I tell you when I do that) but I also have many that were popped out of my head. So in the future, there will be more and more my own recipes. Hope you'll like it :)

But let's talk about these cinnamon rolls. I had this recipe since I was 15, I've used it several times so I thought why not celebrate my 100000th view with cinnamon rolls? So I dig for the recipe and found it in my old recipe notebook. Look how used it looks!

I didn't quite remember if I had any adjustments to the recipe, all I knew was that it was quick, easy and delicious! That sounds perfect, right? I thought so...
So I went ahead and realized oh-oh something's not right. The dough was way too sticky. But I was hesitant on adding more flour because I didn't remember if it was supposed to be this sticky or I just added more without noting it. So I pretty much tried to make it work without more flour until I got so frustrated that I almost gave up! 
Fortunately, my mom came to rescue me and added some more flour. I will give you the already corrected recipe. Other than that, it was really quick, easy and delicious! You don't need to wait hours to let the dough rise because of the yeast, this recipe uses baking powder and soda! Okay, here you go!

Cinnamon-Walnut Rolls with Mascarpone Frosting

For the filling
1/3 cup or 80 grams butter, softened
1 cup or 205 grams brown sugar
3 and a half teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup toasted walnuts

For the rolls
2 and 3/4 cups cake flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1,5 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup or 115 grams butter
1 egg
2/3 cup milk

+1 egg 

For the frosting
250 grams Mascarpone or Philadelphia cream cheese
60 grams powdered sugar
35 grams butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling, cream butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together and set it aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and soda and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter and mix it until crumbly. Whisk the egg and milk together and add it to the dry ingredients. Whirl to combine. Knead if necessary. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll it out. 
Now spread the filling over. I used a little cocoa filling as well ( 1 tablespoon melted butter with 3 tablespoons sweetened cocoa). 
If you'd like some chocolate rolls as I wanted, then spread it like above the picture.

When you spread the cinnamon-sugar on the dough, place the walnuts on top.
Roll it up and cut into 15-18 slices.

 Glaze one whisked egg on top of the rolls.
Bake them for 15 minutes on 180C. 

While you're waiting for the rolls to bake, let's make the frosting.
Cream the butter and the cream cheese together. Add in gradually the powdered sugar and vanilla.
When the rolls are ready and cooled down, frost them with the cream cheese frosting!


  1. Yummmm, they look so good!♥
    Congrats on the views!

  2. congrats on 100,000! these cinnamon rolls sound great. i made some this morning for brunch, but your frosting sounds intriguing. i'll have to try these next time! :)

  3. I love the chocolate rolls as well... nothing beats chocolate :)

  4. Thank you!!!!!! :) They taste reaaally good, even though the rolls made with yeast are slightly different as they keep soft longer but these are quick!
    Sarah , if you try it out, don't forget to let me know ;)
    Jesica, I agree, chocolate is unbeatable :D

  5. Just found these via notcot(tasteology) and immediately made them, best cinnamon roll recipe ever! =) Grrrreetings from Belgium

  6. Chloé, I am sooo happy for you!!! Thank you for telling me :) Makes my day! And yours, with these cinnamon rolls... :)

  7. I love this receipe! Made it today and they turned out great :) Although I think it would be better to use grams instead of cups! Greetings from London!!

  8. Your love for what you do reflects on your posts...Love the sweet treats!

  9. Lisa, I'm really glad you liked them!! :) I stated the measurements both in cups and grams because I originally had the recipe in cups but I used metric so anyone can find whatever suits them better!
    MyFudo, thank you!! It makes me very happy it does!!

  10. Még készítés közben is mennyire gusztusos! :)

  11. I'm making these next time I have some party to bring them to - otherwise I'm in danger of eating 9 and dying of carb overload... and coming back to life to eat the remaining rolls, too.

  12. Hahahaha, Anabel, I hear you! :) I made these without having anything to eat that day so when they got out of the oven, 3 of them already disappeared....ooops :P

  13. These look absolutely delicious! I love how you added the chocolate in the swirl and the mascarpone frosting sounds divine. I will have to try these next time we want cinnamon rolls in a jiffy, everyone hates waiting forever for the traditional ones to rise :)

  14. Wow... congratulation for so many visits in your blog!
    Your blog is really beautiful and full of delicious recipes!
    Ah, I´ll try making these rolls!

  15. Thank you! :))) Try it! And let me know if they're good!

  16. Your cinnamon rolls are incredible! They look absolutely gooey and delicious... I have featured this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks for the inspiration

  17. Oh no, on the contrary! It is such a huge compliment! Thank you :)


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