Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Raspberry Sweet Rolls – soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

These raspberry sweet rolls are amazing for breakfast or brunch with a hot mug of coffee. Especially when they are warm just out of the oven.

They are entirely worth the effort, you will never go back to store bought canned rolls.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.
Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

Sweet Roll Filling Variations

In place of raspberries try these filling ideas:

  • Nutella & Chocolate Chips
  • Sugar & Citrus Zest
  • Other Berries of your Choice
  • Banana & Cinnamon sugar
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Traditional Cinnamon Sugar

Get creative!

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

How do you make Dough Rise Faster?

To help the sweet roll dough rise faster simply boil some water and put it in a bowl next to the dough that’s rising.

Cover the bowl with the dough AND the bowl containing the boiling water with a cloth. This creates a warm, moist environment that yeast loves and will help the dough rise better. 

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

How to Make Sweet Rolls Ahead of Time

Tightly wrap the assembled, but not risen, sweet rolls in their baking dish with plastic wrap and cover with the lid to the baking dish.

Refrigerate overnight, then allow the rolls to come to room temperature covered with a warm, damp tea towel.

Once the sweet rolls have risen, bake according to the recipe instructions.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

How to Freeze Unbaked Sweet Rolls

Tightly wrap the assembled, but not risen, sweet rolls with plastic wrap in your baking dish, then cover tightly with tin foil.

The sweet rolls will keep for up to 3 months.

To bake, thaw at room temperature overnight and allow them to rise. Then bake according to the recipe instructions.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

How Long do you Bake Homemade Sweet Rolls?

Bake the sweet rolls for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F. You will know the rolls are done when:

  • They are golden brown
  • They sound hollow when tapped with a wooden spoon.
  • The rolls feel firm and not doughy to the touch.
Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

Frost the Homemade Sweet Rolls

There is no other way to top a homemade sweet roll than with a delicious, homemade cream cheese frosting.

You can frost the sweet rolls once they have completely cooled off using my favourite cream cheese frosting recipe.

If you want the rolls smothered in frosting rather than drizzled, simply allow the rolls to cool about 10 minutes before covering in frosting. This makes them extra gooey and delicious, perfect for a cozy weekend morning with a cup of coffee.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

Can you Freeze Baked and Frosted Sweet Rolls? 

Freeze the sweet rolls on a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper. Once they are frozen, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and put them in an airtight container in the freezer.

To reheat, leave them at room temperature until they are soft and then microwave for 30 seconds.

They will also keep in the refrigerator for up to a week when stored in an air-tight container.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients for the Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Milk – Whole milk works best but you can substitute your favourite milk, just make sure it is room temperature.

Oil – Vegetable oil is best here although melted butter is another good option.

Yeast – You can use instant yeast if that is what you have on hand

Sugar – White granulated sugar for the dough and brown sugar for the filling.

Eggs – Make sure your eggs are room temperature so the ingredients mix nicely and get a better rise out of the dough.

Flour – Spoon and level your all-purpose flour to ensure your dough isn’t too dense.

Butter – I use softened, salted butter.

Raspberries – You can use fresh or frozen raspberries. Just mash them with a fork.

Cinnamon – The cinnamon helps to round out all the flavours and bring it together.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

Looking for more Recipes Made with Berries?

Check out some of my favourite ways to use berries:

Feed a crowd at the breakfast table with these Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes! These are quick and easy fluffy pancakes bursting with fresh berries!

This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is beyond easy to make and is a great dessert year round. It features a buttery cookie crust topped off with a strawberry cheesecake filling – delicious frozen or at room temperature.

These Puff Pastry Raspberry Danishes are an easy to make breakfast pastry featuring puff pastry, fresh raspberries and a luscious ricotta filling.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

How to Make Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Yield: 8 rolls | Prep Time: 2 hours | Bake Time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

  • ¾ Cup whole milk, warm
  • ¼ Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tsp active dry yeast
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 3 Cups flour

For the filling:

  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 Cup raspberries, mashed
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

Prepare the dough. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the milk with the oil, yeast, sugar, egg and egg yolk. Mix until everything is well incorporated.

Fit the mixer with the dough attachment and add the flour. Slowly mix until it just barely comes together. Set on medium and knead for 10 minutes or until the dough forms a ball. If it’s sticky add 2 Tbsp flour.

Transfer to a greased bowl and cover with a cloth. Let it rise for 1 ½ hours or until it doubles in size.

After the dough has risen transfer to a floured surface. With the help of a rolling pin, roll until you have a 13”x8” rectangle.

Spread the softened butter over the dough.

Over the butter spread the mashed raspberries leaving a ¼” margin on all sides.

Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon and tightly roll starting from the 8” side.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

With the help of a sharp knife cut out the 8 rolls. Place into a greased baking dish and cover with a cloth. Let them rise for 40 minutes.

While the rolls are rising preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Transfer the rolls to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and let them cool down completely before frosting with the best cream cheese frosting.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls
Yield: 8 Sweet Rolls

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Raspberry Sweet Rolls - soft, fluffy and sweet yeast rolls filled with raspberries and smothered with cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • ● ¾ Cup whole milk, warm
  • ● ¼ Cup vegetable oil
  • ● 2 Tsp active dry yeast
  • ● ¼ Cup sugar
  • ● 1 Egg
  • ● 1 Egg yolk
  • ● 3 Cups flour

For the filling:

  • ● 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • ● 1 Cup raspberries, mashed
  • ● 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ● Pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

    Prepare the dough. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the milk with the oil, yeast, sugar, egg and egg yolk. Mix until everything is well incorporated.

    Fit the mixer with the dough attachment and add the flour. Slowly mix until it just barely comes together. Set on medium and knead for 10 minutes or until the dough forms a ball. If it’s sticky add 2 Tbsp flour.

    Transfer to a greased bowl and cover with a cloth. Let it rise for 1 ½ hours or until it doubles in size.

    After the dough has risen transfer to a floured surface. With the help of a rolling pin, roll until you have a 13”x8” rectangle.

    Spread the softened butter over the dough. Over the butter spread the mashed raspberries leaving a ¼” margin on all sides.

    Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon and tightly roll starting from the 8” side.

    With the help of a sharp knife cut out the 8 rolls. Place into a greased baking dish and cover with a cloth. Let them rise for 40 minutes.

    While the rolls are rising preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Transfer the rolls to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.

    Remove from the oven and let them cool down completely before frosting.




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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1 Sweet Roll

    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 337Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 7g

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