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Raspberry Sticky Buns Recipe

Author Larisha Campbell


For dough

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast one package
  • 5 1/2 cup all purpose flour divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

For filling

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter one stick, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp cinnamon

Caramel Pecan Glaze

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter one stick
  • 2 1/2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Extra butter for greasing pans
  • Raspberry sauce recipe


For dough

  1. In a saucepan, add the milk, sugar, and butter and warm until butter melted. DO NOT BOIL. Turn off burner and pour milk mixture into a large bowl and allow to cool until lukewarm.
  2. Once cool, sprinkle yeast across the top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the first 5 cups of flour one cup at a time and gently combine between each cup.
  4. Lightly grease a new bowl and place dough ball inside. Cover will a towel and let rise in a draft free place for one hour.
  5. After the hour, on a lightly floured surface, add in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Knead just until well combined.

To prepare the rolls

  1. Divide the dough ball into two equal pieces.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, take one of the dough pieces and roll out dough into a large rectangle, approximately 1/4 inch high.
  3. Brush on half the melted butter, half the brown sugar, and 2 tbsp of the cinnamon.
  4. Starting on the long side, roll up and cut into 2 inch pieces. You should get approximately 10 rolls.
  5. Repeat with second dough ball and remaining butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

For the caramel pecan glaze

  1. In a saucepan add brown sugar, butter, heavy cream and vanilla and heat until butter has melted.
  2. Set aside.

To assemble sticky buns

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using additional butter, well grease two 9 inch cake pans well. (do not skimp here, it needs to be very well buttered)
  3. Pour half the caramel mixture into each pan.
  4. Sprinkle half the chopped pecans across the caramel of each pan.
  5. Arrange sliced rolls in each pan. (There will be a little space between the rolls)
  6. Allow the sticky buns to rise for 20 minutes.
  7. Then place them in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  8. When done, carefully (They will be very hot) invert the pan onto a plate or cake pedestal.
  9. Make the raspberry sauce and drizzle across the top before serving.
  10. We made additional caramel sauce and drizzled that across the top as well.