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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Learn how to make these gorgeous Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls! Made with red velvet cake mix, these rolls couldn't get any easier. They're pillowy soft and topped with everyone's favorite cream cheese icing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls, red velvet cinnamon rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 491kcal




Cream Cheese Icing

  • 6 tablespoon butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt


  • Combine cake mix, 1 cup of the flour and yeast. Add water; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Change to dough hook attachment and stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approximately 16 inches long by 12 inches wide. It should be approximately 1/4 inch in thickness.
  • Spread the 1/3 cup of butter evenly over the dough, then sprinkle with the sugar evenly over the surface of the dough.
  • Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
  • Cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan. You can also use floss to cut into slices, as seen in the video. Place the cut rolls in the prepared pan. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rise for another 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cooking time can vary greatly!
  • While the rolls are baking make the icing by mixing all the icing ingredients and beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy and smooth.
  • When the rolls are done, spread generously with icing.



  1. Cream cheese icing is okay to sit at room temperature up to 8 hours. Beyond that, it'll have to be refrigerated and will last in the fridge for 3 days. Your rolls will last 2 days at room temperature or a week in the fridge. Make sure to store the rolls in an airtight container so they don't dry out.
  2. Reheat by giving the roll a quick zap in the microwave. I like to do 15 second intervals- they heat up really quick! One second you have a cold cinnamon roll, the next second it's bubbling volcano with molten cream cheese icing.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg