Cinnamon Cocoa Breakfast Rolls


Chocolate lovers—this is for you: chocolate cinnamon rolls, drizzled with a rich chocolate glaze. 





12 Rolls

Prep Time

01 hours

Rise Time

1 hour

Bake Time

15 to 20 minutes


  • Dough
  • 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup cooked, mashed potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter OR margarine, melted
  • Cinnamon Cocoa Filling
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


Combine 1-1/3 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in larger mixer bowl.  Heat water, milk, butter, and mashed potato until very warm (120o to 130oF).  Gradually add to flour mixture.  Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.  Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.  Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Roll dough to 18 x 12-inch rectangle; brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter.  Sprinkle with Cinnamon Cocoa Filling.  Beginning at long end, roll up tightly as for jelly roll.  Pinch seam to seal; cut into 12 equal pieces.  Place, cut sides up, into 12 (2-1/2 inch) muffin cups.  Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Bake at 375oF for 15 to 20 minutes or until done.  Remove from cups; cool on wire racks.  Lightly sift powdered sugar over tops;  drizzle with Chocolate Glaze.
Cinnamon Cocoa Filling:  Combine all ingredients in small bowl; stir to blend.
Chocolate Glaze:  Melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.