Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls made with cake mix
These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls are a MUST for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Nothing says “I love you” like red velvet cinnamon rolls topped with homemade cream cheese frosting. This recipes makes enough for two pans of cinnamon rolls. One for you and one to give away to a friend!
I like to make these Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls the day before serving them. You can either frost them the day before or slightly reheat the rolls and then frost them. I usually frost them and then reheat the whole pan of cinnamon rolls. I am partial ooey gooey warm cinnamon rolls with warm frosting!
The base of these Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls is a box of red velvet cake mix. Have you ever made yeasted bread with cake mix? It is a great way to make lots of fun flavored bread – like these Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls!!! The rolls were easy to make. It just takes a little time to let the dough rise a couple of times. It is totally worth it!
Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
- 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 package red velvet cake mix (regular size)
- 2 packages (¼ ounce each) quick-rise yeast
- 2-½ cups warm water
- 6 Tbsp butter, melted
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1-½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine 4 cups flour, cake mix, yeast and warm water. Mix until smooth. Adding enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Mix an additional 3 to 5 minutes on low speed.
- Cover dough and let rise for 45 minutes, until doubled in size.
- Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half.
- Roll each portion into a 14×10-in. rectangle. Brush with butter; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side down in two greased 9×13-inch baking pans.
- Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 20 minutes.
- Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 20 minutes.
- Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
- Spread frosting over warm rolls.
Those look delicious. Can't wait to make them. Where did you get the teeny, tiny heart sprinkles?
I got them at Michael’s