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EASY 30-minute, 6-ingredients cheesecake stuffed orange cinnamon rolls

30-Minute Cheesecake-Stuffed Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 2 packages "Orange Rolls" Cinnamon 8 rolls each
  • 1 package (8 ounces) full-fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a regular-sized muffin tin generously with nonstick spray.
  2. Remove the orange rolls from the containers and set aside the orange icing.
  3. Separate the rolls from each other.
  4. Using a rolling pin and a lightly floured work surface, roll out each individual roll.
  5. Evenly place each rolled out orange roll into an individual cavity in the muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes (My oven takes exactly 10 minutes) or until lightly golden brown on top. Be careful to not over-bake!
  7. While they are baking, beat the at room temperature cream cheese until smooth. Add in the white sugar and beat for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add in the vanilla and orange extracts. Add in the orange zest. Add the orange extract and zest to personal preference -- I like a more intense orange flavor!)
  9. Beat until mixed together.
  10. In another bowl, beat the cold (straight out of the fridge) heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Be careful to not over-beat.
  11. Using a spatula, gently fold together the whipped cream with the cream cheese mixture.
  12. Transfer the mixture into a bag fitted with a star tip and pipe into the orange rolls (that have cooled to barely warm)
  13. Alternatively, you can spoon the filling into the orange rolls.
  14. Pipe or drizzle the reserved orange icing evenly on top of the rolls.
  15. Best enjoyed soon after being made :) If you want to make these ahead of time, make the filling and store in the fridge. Roll out the orange rolls and cover in the fridge. When ready to enjoy, bake the orange rolls about 20 minutes before serving to give them 10 minutes cooking time and about 10 minutes cooling time before filling with the chilled cheesecake filling.

Recipe Notes

Instead of piping/drizzling the orange frosting on top, you could spoon some of the orange icing into the center of each of the orange rolls right when they come out of the oven.
(The video shows only 1 package of orange rolls being made. The cheesecake filling generously fills 16 orange rolls.)