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My husband loves red velvet. And he loves cinnamon rolls. So when I saw a picture of Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls online, I thought it was an amazing idea. However, the recipe that accompanied the picture was horrible. But never fear, I have the best cinnamon roll recipe in the world (And you don’t even want to know how many batches of rolls I made before I got this perfect). So, with a little tweaking, I developed these Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls.

If you like red velvet, you have to check out the “Valentine’s Day & Red Velvet” page! Or try out “Layered Red Velvet and White Chocolate Cheesecake.”

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls: Soft, delicious, cinnamon rolls combined with red velvet flavor, and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 1/4 C. warm water ~110°
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 1 C. milk room temperature
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 C. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated white sugar
  • 4-5 C. flour
  • 1.5 oz. instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 box red velvet cake mix

Filling:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C. butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 & 1/2 C. powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Mise en place. Proof the yeast in water in small bowl.
  • In stand mixer, mix milk, egg, butter, sugar, 4 cups of flour, pudding, and cake mix until well-mixed. Add yeast and mix until well-mixed and dough pliable. Add extra cup of flour if needed. The dough is going to be a little softer/cakier than regular cinnamon rolls. Don’t “over-flour”!
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough out into 18” by 30” rectangle. Spread the softened butter over the dough. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together; then sprinkle over dough, making sure to get up to the edges.
  • Roll up starting at the long edge. Since the dough is a little “cakier” than normal rolls, might have to use a scraper if dough sticks. Cut into 12 rolls.
  • Place rolls in greased 9” x 13” baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place 1 to 1 & 1/2 hrs. They won't rise as much as normal rolls…they will rise more as they bake.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 min. or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • For frosting, beat together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and milk. Add powdered sugar and cinnamon, and whip until smooth. Spread on warm rolls and serve immediately.
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