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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

These can be made for a delicious breakfast or any special occasion like Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Red velvet cake mix
  • flour
  • active dry yeast
  • canola oil
  • unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
  • light brown sugar
  • cinnamon

Icing Ingredients

  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese
  • pure vanilla extract
  • whole milk

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Have you ever made cake mix cinnamon rolls? The real benefit of making cake mix cinnamon rolls is that you only have to use about half of the ingredients. The cake mix already has most of the dry ingredients included.

Some cake mix rolls have textures that are a bit too dense, but these rolls are perfect! Super soft and tender. The added cream cheese frosting on top makes these melt in your mouth!

The filling has softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Not too much and overpowering, just the perfect amount to know it’s there.

Cake Mix Sweet 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*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 341mg15%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

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