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Soft and Fluffy Orange Rolls- Traditional Mixer

Cassie Goodman
Fluffy orange rolls with fresh orange buttercream frosting.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Servings 12 Orange Rolls


  • Stand Mixer (KitchenAid, Bosch, ect.)
  • Jelly Roll Pan


Orange Roll Dough

  • 3/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 6 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour


  • 1/4 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest


  • 10 Tablespoons Butter Softened
  • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest


Dough Instructions

  • In a small container add warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon white sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
  • In mixer add flour, milk, softened butter, salt, egg, and 5 Tablespoons of sugar.
  • After yeast mixture has sat for 10 minutes add to other ingredients that are in the mixer and "knead" with dough hook for 10 minutes.
  • Turn oven off and place dough in oven to proof for 30 minutes. I typically use my stainless steel mixer bowl for this part. Cover the top of the bowl with a towel.
  • Once complete roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into large rectangle.
  • Preheat oven again to 150 degrees.
  • Evenly spread filling on the dough.
  • Roll the dough up into a long log, then cut into 12 equal pieces with a stainless steel scraper.
  • Place rolls onto a greased Jelly Roll Pan.
  • Turn the oven off and place the pan in the oven with a towel loosely covering the orange rolls.
  • Leave in the warm oven for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully remove rolls from the oven while you preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook rolls for 13 minutes.
  • Frost and Enjoy!


  • Mix softened butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon orange zest together for the filling. You'll need approximately 2 oranges!
  • Set aside until use.


  • Mix softened butter, powdered sugar, cream, orange zest, & orange juice together until fluffy.
  • Set aside until use.
  • *For an icing look, frost rolls once they have been out of the oven for 5 minutes.
  • *For a thicker frosting look, frost rolls once they have cooled 15-20 minutes.