The Stay At Home Chef

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes are a fun new way to serve up single sized individual portions. These are just way too much fun!


How to make cream cheese frosting
• 1 cup warm milk
• 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
• 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
• 1 large egg
• 3 cups all-purpose flour

• 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

• 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 cups powdered sugar


00:02:57 – How to make cream cheese frosting
00:00:14 – How to make cinnamon roll dough
00:01:24 – How to make cinnamon roll filling

1️⃣ 00:00:14 – In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and egg. Add in flour.

2️⃣ 00:00:45 – Using a dough hook, turn the mixer on to a low speed. Once the flour starts to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to a medium range. Add more flour as necessary so that the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough mixture should be tacky, but not stick to your hands. It should be soft. Add more or less flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency. The amount of flour you add in bread making is always an approximation and you should go by feel.

3️⃣ 00:00:57 – Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.

4️⃣ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with liners or lightly grease.

5️⃣ 00:01:15 – Punch down the dough and roll into a 12 inch by 20 inch rectangle.

6️⃣ 00:01:24 – Spread the softened butter out over the dough In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the butter. Roll up tightly lengthwise so you have one long roll. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 18 slices (1 inch) slices.

7️⃣ 00:02:51 – Bake the cupcake rolls for about 15 minutes, until just kissed with brown on top.

8️⃣ 00:02:57 – While the cinnamon rolls are baking, make the cream cheese frosting by using a hand mixer to whip together cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy. Whip in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until thickened.

9️⃣ 00:03:34 – Frost the rolls once cooled. Serve immediately or cool and store. Stays good for 4 to 5 days.