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Mocha Cinnamon Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

Makes

1 dozen

I love cinnamon rolls and coffee together! They are the perfect flavor combination, which is proven by these mocha cinnamon rolls. —Victoria Mitchel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Mocha Cinnamon Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add sugar, butter, coffee granules, egg yolk, vanilla, salt, nutmeg and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.Place pecans, chocolate chips, sugar, coffee granules and cinnamon in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Punch dough down; turn onto a floured surface. Roll into an 18x12-in. rectangle; spread with softened butter. Sprinkle pecan mixture over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  3. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place rolls, cut side down, in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Drizzle rolls with melted butter. Bake until golden brown, 22-28 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread over rolls. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 406 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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