Orange and cardamom are natural partners for baked goods, and adding them to cinnamon rolls makes a special breakfast even more festive. The cream cheese frosting isn’t to be missed—make sure you spread it on while the rolls are still slightly warm so it melts into all the cracks and folds.
Make-ahead note: Instead of letting the rolls rise on the counter (step 5), immediately cover with a piece of oiled plastic wrap and chill overnight. In the morning, let stand at room temperature until puffy and no longer cold, about 1 1/4 hours. Bake as directed.