Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

“Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this easy dessert—or breakfast! The icing tastes good and makes a pretty contrast with the rolls.” —Erin Wright, Wallace, Kansas

Red Velvet Cinnamon RollsPhoto: Taste of Home
Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12servings 20minutes + rising 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
12servings 20minutes + rising
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. Combine cake mix, 1 cup flour and yeast. Add water; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Combine cake mix, 1 cup flour and yeast. Add water; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut crosswise into 12 slices. Place cut sides up in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until puffed and light brown, 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly.
  5. Beat confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over warm rolls.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen tips

  • Want 'em even more decadent? Spread a fluffy layer of cream cheese frosting over the top.
  • Make these morning beauties your own by swapping in your favourite flavour of cake mix. We particularly love spice cake, devil's food and orange.

Nutrition Facts
1 cinnamon roll: 429 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fibre), 5g protein.