Tiramisu Cinnamon Rolls

Tiramisu cinnamon rolls

Not many things in the world can match the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls wafting through the kitchen. But imagine this classic treat made even more unique and more decadent. Now we present Tiramisu Cinnamon Rolls, a charming combination of two much-loved desserts, combining the rich taste of tiramisu with the comforting warmth of cinnamon rolls. These sweet treats are perfect for breakfast, brunch or any other time you feel like enjoying a sweet treat.

Ingredients for Tiramisu Cinnamon Rolls


If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can create a substitute by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to regular milk and letting it sit for a few minutes until it curdles slightly.


If you prefer a milder coffee flavor, you can use brewed coffee or even instant coffee granules dissolved in water as a substitute.


While granulated sugar is typically used in this recipe, you can experiment with alternatives like brown sugar or coconut sugar for a slightly different flavor profile.

Active Dry Yeast

If you don’t have active dry yeast, you can use instant yeast as a substitute, but be mindful of any adjustments needed in rising times.


If you have an egg allergy or prefer not to use eggs, you can try using a commercial egg replacer or a mixture of water, oil, and baking powder as a substitute.

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is the most common option, you can also experiment with other flavorings like almond extract or rum extract for a different twist.

How to Store Leftovers

If you can resist eating all these treats in one go, don’t worry! Simply refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days. To reheat, simply microwave for a few seconds or reheat in the oven until fully heated through.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I make these cinnamon rolls ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the dough and assemble the rolls the night before, then cover and refrigerate them. In the morning, allow them to come to room temperature and rise before baking.

Can I substitute mascarpone cheese with cream cheese?

While mascarpone cheese lends an authentic Tiramisu flavor, cream cheese can be used as a substitute if necessary.

Tiramisu Cinnamon Rolls

Tiramisu Cinnamon Rolls are a decadent and indulgent take on a traditional breakfast treat. This recipe marries the rich flavors of tiramisu, such as espresso and mascarpone cheese, with the warm and comforting flavors of cinnamon rolls to create a truly unique and delicious dessert.
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Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cinnamon rolls, Tiramisu
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 380kcal



  • In a bowl, combine espresso with buttermilk and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add in yeast and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add flour, 4 ½ tablespoons of sugar, salt and gently mix. Add in butter, one cube at a time. Then knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Cover and let rise for 2 hours in a warm area. Once risen, roll out on a flour-dusted surface to about a 14×14 square.
  • In a bowl, combine melted butter and Kahlua and brush over the dough. Using half of the mascarpone, add dollops on the dough. Then top with cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  • Roll up the dough and use a knife or string to cut 1-inch rounds. Grease an oven-safe pan or skillet and place rounds into the pan. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush rolls with remaining butter and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • As the cinnamon rolls bake, use an electric mixer to whisk together the remaining mascarpone, Kahlua, powdered sugar and cream until smooth and thick.
  • Top finished cinnamon rolls with frosting and dust lightly with cocoa powder.


Calories: 380kcal

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