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One Hour Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

Everything you love about carrot cake rolled up into a sweet & delicious cinnamon roll for breakfast.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Gina Kleinworth

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 1 cup warm water 115 degrees is perfect
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk- room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter- melted & slightly cooled
  • 3 tbsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp table salt
  • 2 large eggs- room temperature
  • 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups finely grated carrots

Filling

  • 1/3 cup butter- melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

Icing

  • 4 oz cream cheese- room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk (depending on desired thickness

Instructions

  1. In a large mixer bowl, combine water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter & yeast, stir & then allow to sit approx 15 minutes for yeast to proof. (you know it's ready when it's puffed & frothy)
  2. Add in eggs, salt & flour & mix together slowly using a dough hook until flour is incorporated
  3. Add in carrots, cinnamon & nutmeg & set on med-low speed & mix/knead 10 minutes
  4. Once mixed, let rest 10 minutes while you make your filling & preheat the oven
  5. Prepare the filling by combining brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger in a small bowl & mixing with a fork
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees & line a baking sheet with a non-stick mat
  7. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface into a flat & even layer (approx 12x15)
  8. Brush melted butter over dough & then sprinkle filling mixture on top
  9. Roll tightly on the long side & then cut into 12 large rolls (easiest way to make them even is to first cut the log in half & then cut those two pieces in half again & then those 4 pieces into thirds)
  10. Place on prepared baking sheet & bake 15-20 minutes
  11. Remove & allow to cool slightly while you mix your icing
  12. Prepare the icing by combining all ingredients in a small bowl & whisking well until you reach desired consistency
  13. Drizzle over the top of the rolls while they are still warm