Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Robin Wellhouse


Decadent for breakfast, brunch, or an "anytime" snack. This recipe combines the richness of a Red Velvet cake with the warmth of cinnamon rolls.


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12 (more or less) - Prep time includes rising time for rolls.
1 Hr 45 Min
25 Min



  • 1/2 c
    water, warm
  • 1 Tbsp
    active dry yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 3/4 c
    warm milk
  • 1 pkg
    red velvet cake mix
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp

  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted (softened)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed (light or dark)
  • 1/2 c
    sugar (white granulated)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon

  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    milk or cream

How to Make Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls


  1. In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, combine warm water and yeast. Allow to sit and bloom, about 5 – 10 minutes.
  2. Once the yeast is active (mixture should be foamy on top), add the warm milk, cake mix, flour, and salt.
  3. With the dough hook attached, mix on low until dough comes together and starts to pull away from the sides, 5 minutes. NOTE: If you do not have an electric mixer, you can mix everything in a large bowl and knead the dough by hand on a well-floured surface.
  4. Form into a ball and move the dough to a large bowl that has a light coating of oil. Turn the ball over to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Place over a pan or bowl of hot (not boiling) water and let sit until almost doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  5. After the dough has doubled, make the filling. In a medium bowl, mix together butter, sugars, and cinnamon until well combined.
  6. Turn dough onto a floured surface and roll into a large rectangle.
  7. Spread filling over the dough and roll up into a long log.
  8. Slice into 12 rolls. Preheat oven to 375F. Place rolls into a pan sprayed with baking oil, cover with plastic wrap and a towel, allow to rise until double (about 30 – 45 minutes.)
  9. After rising, bake until golden – about 20 to 25 minutes (depending upon your oven.)
  10. While the rolls are baking, beat together the icing ingredients. Mixture should be pourable.
  11. Scoop into a plastic zip style bag, snip a corner off.
  12. Drizzle over the warm rolls.
  13. Serve the rolls immediately and enjoy with a cup of your favorite hot beverage.

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About Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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