Norwegian Recipes: Skillingsbollekake!

Norwegian Recipes: Skillingsbollekake or Cinnamon Rolls Cake - Perfect for a cold day in front of the fireplace! This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small fee if you use my links to make a purchase. Using affiliate links allows me to share more recipes and great content with you. Thank you so much for your support! All opinions are my own and I will only share products and brands that I approve of and love! 

It’s getting crisper outside and Fall is right around the corner, if not here already. There is nothing like a good cup of hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls while watching the wind pick up leaves outside this time of year. In Bergen, where I am from in Norway, it used to rain a ton so fall would include lots of inside weather and everyone would do anything to make it extra cozy.

Skillingsboller or cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite Norwegian Recipes and there are tons of different types you can make, but today I’ll share one with a twist. I am a total sucker for baked goods, so delicious! I’ve shared the recipes for regular Skillingsboller and Skoleboller in the past if you’re looking for something even sweeter with a little coconut kick.

Yum! This Cinnamon Roll Cake looks delicious! Perfect for a cold weather day :) Click To Tweet

Skillingsbollekake or cinnamon roll cake is basically Skillingsboller, but in cake form. It makes for a pretty table spread and you get more of that gooey, delicious frosting on there! The cake tends to come out less dry than individual cinnamon rolls. I’ll sometimes make regular cinnamon rolls, but have so many rolls that I save some for a cake and freeze it for a surprise visit :)

What you’ll need for Norwegian Cinnamon Rolls Cake:

Cinnamon Rolls Dough

  • 2.5 cups all Purpose Flour (6 dl)
  • 3.5 oz of Sugar (100 grams)
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 0.5 tsp Cardamom
  • 0.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3.6 oz of Butter. I use Kerrygold, because I like the taste of european butter better (100 grams)
  • 1.5 cups Milk (3.5 dl)
  • 2 packs of rapid expanding yeast
  • 1 Egg

Cinnamon Rolls Spread:

  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar

Cinnamon Rolls Frosting:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Water

Mix all the dry ingredients in a baking bowl. Melt butter and add milk once it’s completely melted. Heat up to around 98.6 degrees (37.5 Celsius). Pay close attention because it might happen pretty fast, especially with a gas stove. Use a thermometer or put some of the liquid on the inside of your wrist to check the temperature. You’re good to go if it’s around the same or slightly warmer than your wrist. If it’s too hot, then just let it sit for a little until it cools down to desired temperature. If you’re inpatient, like me, you can pour the hot butter and milk mixture from one bowl to another multiple times to speed up the cool down process. Norwegian Recipes: Skillingsboller

Add the milk and butter to the dry ingredients and mix it all together. Place a kitchen towel over the bowl and let the dough rise for at least 30 min in a lukewarm place. The dough should rise to about double.Norwegian Recipes: Skillingsboller

Pour out some flour on your counter or table and start rolling out the dough. Use a rolling pin and make a rectangle shape. There is no rule for how thick it should be, but this will be the “turns” in your roll so depending if you like thin or thick pieces.Norwegian Recipes: Skillingsboller

Norwegian Recipes: SkillingsbollerAdd a thin spread of butter to your rolled out dough. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar before you roll it up. Start rolling from the longest side of your rectangle shape. Once you have a nice and tight roll, cut it with 1-2 inches apart depending on how high you want your cake.Norwegian Recipes: Skillingsboller

Start pre-heating your oven to 435 Fahrenheit (225 Celsius) about half way through. Add as many buns as you’d like or can fit in the round shaped form. I use a spring form because it’s so easy to remove the sides if you want to move the cake over to a cake stand. Mix an egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush and add a slight layer of egg on top of the cake.norwegian-recipes-skillingsboller-kake-cinnamon-buns-rolls-cake3

Bake the cake for 13-15 minutes until it’s golden on top. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes after you take it out of the oven. Mix water and powdered sugar to make frosting and dig in! :)


Norwegian Recipes: Skillingsbollekake or Cinnamon Rolls Cake - Perfect for a cold day in front of the fireplace!

Yum! Would love this Cinnamon Roll Cake right about now! Click To Tweet

Let me know what you think and if there are any Norwegian recipes you’re missing? Head over here to see more of my Norwegian recipes.

Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet! 

repolished blog by Hege


  1. Hi Hege, I’m in Australia and I’m not sure how much yeast to use. I usually use dry yeast in my baking, which comes in 7g sachets. Are you able to convert for me please.
    ps I love your recipes as well as your lifestyle posts

    1. Hi Jan! Thanks so much! How many packets do you usually use when baking a yeast doughs? I usually use one or two packets of dry yeast here, which is about the same amount as in this dough. It’s more important to knead the dough for a while so everything gets really baked in :)

      1. Hi Hege. Thanks for this information. I usually just need to use one packet… so it looks like it will be easy to use your yeast recipes…and yes, I know the importance of kneading!!! ;)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *