Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls

June 13, 2019

I like cinnamon, but I LOVE cardamom. I never understood why rolls only had to have cinnamon in them, why not add other complementary spices that go well with cinnamon? I’m known to sneak cardamom into desserts whenever I can so, of course, I had to put a cardamom twist on my favorite cinnamon roll recipe. I made these rolls in Pyrex’s new Deep Dish line, which is up to 50% deeper than your current glass bakeware. This gives your rolls more room to rise during the proof and when it bakes so you get deep fluffy rolls! It makes for the perfect centerpiece for a weekend brunch. You can find their new Deep Dish line at Walmart or on!

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite recipes in the BraveTart cookbook. I’ve made several variations of these rolls now and they are the best!

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Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls

A cardamom twist on the classic cinnamon roll!



Cardamom-cinnamon filling




  1. Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape the inside of the bean with the back of a small knife and add the vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the cream cheese, cardamom and the powdered sugar. With the paddle attachment, beat on slow speed until the sugar is absorbed and increase to high speed and beat for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a zip lock bag and set aside until needed, about 24 hours at room temperature.


  1. Clean the bowl of the stand mixer and add all ingredients for the cardamom-cinnamon filling on low speed until the ingredients are combined, then increase the speed to medium and beat until the filling turns cream light, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a zip lock and set aside until needed, about 24 hours at room temperature.


  1. Clean out the bowl of the stand mixer. Add flour, sugar, yeast, salt and baking soda and mix to combine.
  2. Melt the butter, milk and yogurt together in a small pot and whisk. Melt until about mixture is 80 degrees. Add to the flour slowly with a spatula until the dough is a shaggy dough. With the dough hook, knead on low speed for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic and proof for about 90 minutes until it has doubled and is light and puffy. If the dough is still firm and dense let it proof for 15 more minutes.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 13 inch square. Cut the corner of the ziplock bag of filling with scissors and squeeze the filling over the surface of the dough and spread in an even layer with a spatula.
  5. Roll the dough into a log with seam side down. Slide a long strand of thread or dental floss under the dough and cross the ends over the top and pull tight to divide the dough in the middle of the log. Cut each half into 6 slices with the floss int he same manner.
  6. Lightly butter a 9 by 13 inch Pyrex Deep Dish and add the rolls evenly spaced. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight or for up to 48 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 with the rack adjusted to the middle. Let the cinnamon rolls come to room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake the rolls covered until they are firm but pale, about 45 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until light brown, about 15 more minutes.
  8. Allow the rolls to cool until just warm to the touch and frost the tops of the rolls with a spatula.


I made them! They were a huge hit. I used about half the frosting that was called for in the recipe so will make more soon to use up the rest of the frosting. Next time I will add more cardomom as I think it could handle even more of that other-worldly flavour. I added a few raisins in the filling too, which worked well. Thank you.

This is aweseome. Never saw to make the cinnamon rolls like this. Thank you Karen.

Greetings from Germany

Yes, filling and frosting need to be exchanged. They ARE delicious!!! <3

I would like to make these rolls. If filling and frosting are to be changed we need to know. Thank you

I think you have the frosting and filling mis-labeled in the ingredients section!

Agreed. Can this be corrected so we know for sure how to make these so no errors. They sound delicious through.

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