Valentine's Cinnamon Scrolls That Taste As Good As They Look

Who doesn't love freshly baked cinnamon scrolls? A soft and fluffy dough rolled with a sweet cinnamon filling, topped with a delectable cream cheese frosting. It's an instant crowd pleaser and this recipe will be your new favourite Valentine's treat!

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Colour Mill Pink Heart Cinnamon Scrolls for Valentines Day

The classic cinnamon scrolls are a delectable dessert and a crowd favourite! So, we've added a Colour Mill spin to your favourite cinnamon scrolls inspired by Valentines day with bright pink dough and shaped into hearts. Keep scrolling to learn how to make these cinnamon delights!



  • 200ml warm full cream milk
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 50g+5g caster sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • 60g unsalted butter (soft at room temperature)
  • 460g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • Colour Mill - Hot Pink

Cinnamon Filling

  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1 ½ - 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon (add more if you like stronger cinnamon flavour)
  • 80g unsalted soft butter
  • ½ tsp salt

Frosting (at room temperature)

  • 100g cream cheese
  • 100g pure icing sugar
  • ½ Tbsp vanilla paste
  • 80g unsalted butter 
  • Colour Mill - Baby Pink
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Colour Mill Pink Cinnamon Scrolls Valentines
Spread the cinnamon filling onto your prepared dough.
Colour Mill Pink Cinnamon Scrolls Valentines
Roll both sides of your dough into the centre and cut using flavourless dental floss!


Make your Dough

  • Mix the milk, yeast and 5g of caster sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer with the hook attachment. Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add a few drops of Colour Mill Hot Pink and mix well.
  • Add the eggs and the sifted flour and mix for 5 minutes. After that leave the dough in the bowl to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add the soft butter, salt and sugar and mix for another 15-20 minutes, until the dough is soft.
  • Rest the dough in a warm place for 60-90 minutes, until it’s doubled in size. (At this stage you can leave it in the fridge overnight to rest. If you do this, just let the dough rest in a warm place for just 30-45 minutes and then transfer it into the fridge).

Make the Cinnamon Filling

  • While your dough is resting, let's make the filling!
  • Mix all the cinnamon filling ingredients together in a bowl and put aside.

Assemble the Cinnamon Scolls

  • Roll the dough into a square (¼” thickness) and spread the cinnamon filling on top.
  • Roll the longest side of the square toward the centre and do the same thing with the opposite side - refer to video below!
  • Using an unflavoured dental floss, cut the log and shape the slices into a heart.
  • Move them onto a baking tray, cover and leave them to rest for 30-45 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat a fan forced oven to 175C.
Pink Cinnamon Scrolls Colour Mill Valentines
Once you've shaped into hearts, bake your cinnamon scrolls!
Colour Mill Pink Cinnamon Scrolls Valentines
Spread the frosting onto your cinnamon scrolls and decorate with sprinkles!
Enjoy your freshly baked Cinnamon Scrolls!

Bake the Scrolls and Make the Frosting

  • Bake the scrolls for 25-30 minutes.
  • Once they are baked, remove them from the oven and let them chill at room temperature.
  • While the scrolls are cooling down, let's make the frosting!
  • Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix using a whisk attachment or hand held mixer until smooth and lump free.
  • Be careful not to over mix otherwise the frosting will become too soft!

Ice the Cinnamon Scrolls and Enjoy!

  • Using an offset palette knife frost the scrolls with your pink icing!
  • Decorate with sprinkles or any additions of your choice!
  • Enjoy!
Pink Cinnamon Scrolls made using Colour Mill Oil Blend Hot Pink & Baby Pink

What’s included

Oil Blend

Hot Pink

calculated at checkout

Baker-tested and Barbie-approved; Hot Pink leaves nothing on the table. As one of our most vibrant pigments, she is a guaranteed showstopper & accepts no supporting roles.

Written By Colour Mill