This is how I make caramel rolls without having to cook up a batch of caramel on the stovetop which is great if you're short on time. I made my rolls with frozen bread dough, and this recipe was enough for two loaves of dough. The filling melts and caramelizes in the bottom of the pan leaving the cinnamon behind in the dough.
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp maple flavouring(optional)
Mix all ingredients together, spread on dough, roll up, slice and bake as usual. Makes enough for two loaves of dough(1 dozen large rolls).