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Clone of a Cinnabon

Clone of a Cinnabon: A Heavenly Treat

Who can resist the mouthwatering aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls wafting through the air? These delectable treats are a favorite among dessert lovers worldwide. If you’ve ever indulged in a Cinnabon, you know just how satisfying they can be. But what if you could recreate that same heavenly taste and aroma in the comfort of your own kitchen? In this article, we’ll explore the art of making a clone of a Cinnabon that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.

The Secret to Cinnabon’s Success

Before diving into the recipe, let’s take a moment to appreciate what makes Cinnabon so special. It’s not just the soft, fluffy dough or the luscious cream cheese frosting. The secret lies in the perfect balance of flavors and textures. The buttery cinnamon filling melts in your mouth, while the sweet icing adds a delightful touch of indulgence. It’s a symphony of flavors that keeps you coming back for more.

The Art of Dough Making

One of the key components of a Cinnabon is the pillowy soft dough. Achieving that perfect texture requires precision and patience. Start by proofing your yeast to ensure it’s active and ready to work its magic. Then, mix your dough ingredients together, kneading until it becomes elastic and smooth. Allow it to rise until it has doubled in size, which may take some time. Remember, good things come to those who wait.

Rolling with Cinnamon

Once your dough is ready, it’s time to roll it out and infuse it with the tantalizing taste of cinnamon. Spread a generous layer of softened butter over the dough, and sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on top. The aroma alone will transport you to cinnamon heaven. Carefully roll up the dough into a log, sealing the edges. Then, slice it into individual rolls, each one a little piece of pure bliss.

Perfectly Baked Perfection

Now comes the moment of truth: baking your Cinnabon clones to golden perfection. Place them in a preheated oven, and let the magic happen. As the rolls bake, your kitchen will be filled with the intoxicating scent of cinnamon. Once they turn a beautiful shade of golden brown, it’s time to pull them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before adding the final touch.

The Icing on the Cinnabon

No Cinnabon clone would be complete without the signature cream cheese frosting. Whisk together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and a hint of vanilla until smooth and creamy. Then, generously slather this heavenly concoction over your freshly baked rolls. Watch as the icing slowly drizzles down the sides, adding a touch of decadence and completing the Cinnabon experience.

Now that you know the secrets behind the perfect clone of a Cinnabon, it’s time to bring this sweet delight into your own kitchen. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends and family or simply satisfy your own cravings, this recipe is sure to please. So go ahead, channel your inner baker, and create your own little piece of cinnamon-scented paradise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight?

A: Absolutely! Preparing the dough ahead of time and refrigerating it overnight can enhance the flavor and texture of your Cinnabon clones.

Q: Can I freeze the baked Cinnabon clones?

A: Yes, you can freeze the baked rolls. Simply allow them to cool completely, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. To enjoy them, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and warm them in the oven before serving.

Q: Can I substitute the cream cheese frosting with a different glaze?

A: While the cream cheese frosting is the classic choice for Cinnabon clones, you can certainly experiment with different glazes. A simple vanilla or maple glaze can be equally delicious.

Q: Can I make mini Cinnabon clones instead of the regular-sized ones?

A: Absolutely! To make mini Cinnabon clones, simply roll out the dough into a smaller rectangle and adjust the baking time accordingly. They make for adorable bite-sized treats!

Q: Can I add nuts or raisins to the filling?

A: Of course! Adding nuts or raisins to the cinnamon filling can add an extra layer of texture and flavor. Feel free to get creative and customize your Cinnabon clones to your liking.

Q: Can I use a bread machine to make the dough?

A: Yes, a bread machine can be a convenient tool for making dough. Simply follow your bread machine’s instructions for making sweet dough, and then proceed with the rolling and baking steps.

Q: Can I make a vegan version of Cinnabon clones?

A: Absolutely! There are numerous vegan substitutes available for ingredients like butter, cream cheese, and milk. With a little creativity and the right ingredients, you can enjoy vegan Cinnabon clones that are just as delicious as the original.

Q: Can I add a touch of citrus zest to the cream cheese frosting?

A: Absolutely! Citrus zest can add a refreshing twist to the cream cheese frosting. Just be sure to use it sparingly, as a little goes a long way.

Q: Can I reheat the Cinnabon clones?

A: Yes, you can reheat the Cinnabon clones in the microwave for a few seconds or in the oven at a low temperature. Just be careful not to overheat them, as they can become dry.

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Clone of a Cinnabon

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs , at room temperature
  • cup melted margarine
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • cup softened butter
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 1 (3 ounce) package softened cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt


  • Prepare the dough by placing milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle and press Start.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, transfer it onto a lightly floured surface. Cover it with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle measuring 16x21 inches.
  • For the filling, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread softened butter over the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly on top.
  • Starting from the longer end, roll up the dough and then cut it into 12 rolls. Place the rolls in a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover the pan and let the rolls rise until nearly doubled in size, approximately 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Bake the rolls in the preheated oven until they turn golden brown, which takes about 15 minutes.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the icing by beating together confectioners' sugar, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and salt until the mixture becomes creamy.
  • Once the rolls are done baking, spread the icing on top of them while they are still warm. Serve and enjoy.
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