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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Roll Variations

  • Try butter pecan cake mix and replace cream cheese frosting with half a can of store bought vanilla frosted, melted for 30s so it can be poured over the rolls.
  • Use funfetti cake mix, use frosting as above and then cover in confetti sprinkles.
  • Use lemon cake mix, omit cinnamon and replace with same amount lemon zest for filling.
These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

About the Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll Recipe Ingredients

The batter for these cake mix cinnamon rolls comes together easily and with less ingredients because most are found in the cake mix. Here’s what you’ll need to make the dough and filling: 

Yeast: Use fast-acting dry yeast, make sure it hasn’t expired.

Cake Mix: I used Red Velvet Cake mix but you could experiment with flavours. Butter pecan, yellow, or even funfetti would work great.

All-purpose flour: Spoon and level the flour when measuring it, otherwise you’ll wind up with dense rolls. 

Salt: Balances out the flavor of the dough. 

Milk: You can use any milk you like here.

Butter: I recommend unsalted butter when baking as the salt content in butter can vary. If all you have is salted, omit the added salt from the recipe.

Sugar: I recommend using caster sugar but regular granulated will also work just fine. Make sure you pack and level the brown sugar.

Cinnamon: Simple ground cinnamon here. I pulled back a bit on the cinnamon so it wouldn’t out shine the red velvet and cream cheese frosting. Feel free to use more.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Why isn’t my cinnamon roll dough rising?

If your dough isn’t rising properly, it may be from the temperature of water you used. Yeast is temperamental, if the water is too hot it could easily kill your yeast. Be sure your water is just a little warmer than lukewarm.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Looking for more tasty Red Velvet dessert recipes?

Check out some of my favourite red velvet desserts:

 
Mini Candy Cane Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Trifle
 

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

How to Make Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 16 Buns | Prep Time: 30 mins  | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time:  50 mins + rising time

Ingredients:

1 package (0.25 oz) fast-acting dry yeast
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 box (15.25 oz) Red Velvet cake mix
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup warm milk
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Filling:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1/2 recipe of the Best Cream Cheese Frosting

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Instructions:

Add the water, yeast, and sugar to a bowl and stir to combine.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Let sit for about 10 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy. Add the warm milk.

In a large bowl, add the cake mix, flour, and salt. Stir to combine.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Pour in the yeast mixture and stir until the dough comes together.

Sprinkle some flour on top of the dough and knead for 5 minutes on a well-floured surface.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Place the dough into a large well-greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let the dough rise until it has doubled, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a large pan and set aside.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into the shape of a rectangle.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Mix all the ingredients for the cinnamon filling. Spread the mixture over the dough.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Roll up into a long log.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Slice into 16 rolls.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Place rolls into prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Remove from the oven.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

While cooling, make the cream cheese frosting.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Frost the tops of the warm cinnamon rolls.

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Enjoy!

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.
Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
Yield: 16 Cinnamon Rolls

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

Ingredients

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 box, 15.25 oz Red Velvet cake mix
  • 1 package, 0.25 oz fast-acting dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

  1. Add the water, yeast, and sugar to a bowl and stir to combine. Let sit for about 10 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy. Add the warm milk.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, flour, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the yeast mixture and stir until the dough comes together.
  4. Sprinkle some flour on top of the dough and knead for 5 minutes on a well-floured surface.
  5. Place the dough into a large well-greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let the dough rise until it has doubled, about 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a large pan and set aside.
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into the shape of a rectangle.
  8. Mix all the ingredients for the cinnamon filling. Spread the mixture over the dough.
  9. Roll up into a long log. Slice into 16 rolls.
  10. Place rolls into prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  11. Frost the tops of the warm cinnamon rolls.
  12. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

2 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

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These red velvet cinnamon rolls are delicious, tender, oh so decadent. Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this stunning dessert! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat.

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