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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

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.
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet cinnamon roll recipe, red velvet cinnamon rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 614kcal
Author: Jill


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


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


Cinnamon Rolls:

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

Cream Cheese Icing:

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


Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3mg