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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 RollsCinnamon 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

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
 
Ingredients
  • Cinnamon Roll Ingredients
  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Red velvet cake mix
  • 2½ C flour
  • 2 C warm water
  • 2½ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
  • ½ C light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Icing Ingredients
  • 6 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • ½ pkg, 4oz, cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 10 tbsp whole milk
Instructions
  1. Cinnamon Roll Directions
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, flour, warm water, and yeast.
  3. Mix until slightly combined
  4. Once combined, place dough onto a floured surface and knead until combined and the dough bounces back after touching it
  5. 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
  6. Cover with a kitchen towel and let sit for an hour
  7. Once the dough has doubled in size, place dough onto floured surface and roll out to ⅛ inch
  8. Brush melted butter onto the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar
  9. Roll into a log and cut into rolls
  10. Place rolls into a baking dish and cover again for another hour
  11. Once the hour is up, preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  12. Once oven is preheated, bake the cinnamon rolls for 30 minutes
  13. Cream Cheese Icing Directions
  14. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and whole milk together until smooth and creamy
  15. Once the cinnamon rolls have been baked, remove from oven and smother with the cream cheese icing
  16. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool for about 15 minutes before enjoying!

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