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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

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These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls are the best homemade rolls ever. These cinnamon rolls actually use a dry cake mix as the secret ingredient. Combined with a homemade cream cheese frosting, these are seriously delicious. Everyone that tries these are going to be so impressed!

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Roll Ingredients

  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Red velvet cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 2 C warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Icing Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 pkg, 4oz, cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 10 tbsp whole milk

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Roll Directions

  1. Using a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, flour, warm water, and yeast.
  2. Mix until slightly combined
  3. Once combined, place dough onto a floured surface and knead until combined and the dough bounces back after touching it
  4. Place dough into a large glass bowl and brush the 1 tbsp oil onto the top of the dough and sides of the glass bowl
  5. Cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for an hour
  6. Once the dough has doubled in size, place dough onto floured surface and roll out to 1/8 inch
  7. Brush melted butter onto the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar
  8. Roll into a log and cut into rolls
  9. Place rolls into a baking dish and cover again for another hour
  10. Once the hour is up, preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  11. Once oven is preheated, bake the cinnamon rolls for 30 minutes

Cream Cheese Icing Directions 

  1. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and whole milk together until smooth and creamy
  2. Once the cinnamon rolls have been baked, remove from oven and smother with the cream cheese icing
  3. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool for about 15 minutes before enjoying!

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 12 rolls

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
 
These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls are the best homemade rolls ever. These cinnamon rolls actually use a dry cake mix as the secret ingredient. Combined with a homemade cream cheese frosting, these are seriously delicious.

Ingredients

Cinnamon Rolls:

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Red velvet cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 2 C warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter melted
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Icing:

  • 6 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 10 tbsp whole milk

Instructions

Cinnamon Rolls:

  1. Using a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, flour, warm water, and yeast.
  2. Mix until slightly combined
  3. Once combined, place dough onto a floured surface and knead until combined and the dough bounces back after touching it
  4. Place dough into a large glass bowl and brush the 1 tbsp oil onto the top of the dough and sides of the glass bowl
  5. Cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for an hour
  6. Once the dough has doubled in size, place dough onto floured surface and roll out to 1/8 inch
  7. Brush melted butter onto the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar
  8. Roll into a log and cut into rolls
  9. Place rolls into a baking dish and cover again for another hour
  10. Once the hour is up, preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  11. Once oven is preheated, bake the cinnamon rolls for 30 minutes

Cream Cheese Icing:

  1. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and whole milk together until smooth and creamy
  2. Once the cinnamon rolls have been baked, remove from oven and smother with the cream cheese icing
  3. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool for about 15 minutes before enjoying!
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 341mg 14%
Potassium 196mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 96g 32%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 62g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 11.2%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

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