Cinnamon Roll Cake with a hint of Chocolate

Posted in Cakes and Cookies

I love cinnamon rolls! I adore chocolate yeast cakes. They are so soft, melt in your mouth and always nice to have around for coffee, tea or just to nibble or something.

The only thing I don’t like so much is the fact that after it’s ready, you need to slice it.So what I did is actually make rolls and combine them into a cake. This way we could all just grab a piece of cake without having to slice it or using a knife at all.

Needless to say the cake was gone that same day.


Dough Ingredients: (For an 8 inch long bread pan)

500 grams all purpose flour

1 tbsp dry yeast

100 grams butter (room temperature – cubed)

½ cup milk

1/3  cup sugar

2 eggs

Filling Ingredients:

50 grams melted unsalted butter

3 tsp cocoa mix powder

To sprinkle on top:

3 tsp brown sugar

½ tsp cinnamon



***Preheat oven to 350F (180C)***

** Prepare buttered baking pan **

1. Place all dough ingredients in mixer bowl and mix together until combined.

2. Knead the dough with your hands (yeast like hands 🙂 ) and if it is still sticky ad about 1 tsp flour but not too much, you want it to be soft and flexible.

3. Flatten the dough on a floured surface using dough roller. Flatten to about 0.3cm thick.

4. Make the filling by melting butter and adding the cocoa mix and mixing it all together.

5. Brush the filling mix on the flattened dough.

6. Sprinkle the dough with the sprinkling mix (brown sugar and cinnamon mixed together). Make sure you leave about 1 tsp of sprinkling mix to sprinkle the top of the cake.

7. Cut dough into 6-8 strips. Cu each strip into 4-5 squares.

8. Roll each square and place in baking pan. As you keep rolling the squares, place the rolls in a row in the baking pan and keep on going, creating 2nd and 3rd layer if needed.

9. Brush the top of the cake with milk (optional) and sprinkle with the leftover sprinkling mix.

10. Place in preheated oven and let bake for about 30 minutes until brown.

Now you can eat it by separating rolls from the cake every time you feel like having something sweet.