Giant Cast Iron Cinnamon Roll


No one will be able to resist this ooey-gooey cream cheese-iced giant cinnamon roll! Each and every bite along the spiral cooks to perfection in cast iron.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Rise Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
105 mins
1 large cinnamon roll


  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 16 ounce loaves frozen white bread dough, thawed

  • cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

  • 1 cup canned or homemade cream cheese frosting


  1. Grease and flour a 10- or 12-inch cast iron skillet; set aside. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon; set aside.

  2. On a lightly floured surface roll each loaf of dough into a 15x7-inch rectangle, stopping occasionally to let the dough relax if necessary. Brush each rectangle generously with melted butter; sprinkle with sugar mixture (and nuts if using). Use your hands to pat the sugar firmly over the dough. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into seven 1-inch strips. Roll one strip into a loose spiral to create the center of the cinnamon roll and gently place in the center of the prepared skillet. Gently wrap dough strips around the center roll in a loose spiral until all strips have been used (expect this process to be a bit messy). Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (45 to 60 minutes)

  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Place skillet in preheated oven and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown (195°F to 200°F). Spread with frosting while warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
9g Fat
47g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Folate, total 49.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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