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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing need no introduction. Starting with a boxed cake mix, you can easily make a batch of these soft and fluffy breakfast treats. Top them off with a perfectly smooth cream cheese icing and your family will be coming back for more! This recipe makes TWO FULL PANS!!

These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing need no introduction. Starting with a boxed cake mix, you can easily make a batch of these soft and fluffy breakfast treats. Top them off with a perfectly smooth cream cheese icing and your family will be coming back for more! This recipe makes TWO FULL PANS!!

All of my family, except for me, are huge breakfast fans. I never have been a breakfast eater - I'm content with a piece of toast or bagel and a lot of some coffee. I do make breakfast on the weekend, and it seems like we're always trying new recipes.

I knew Brian was going to be home from work yesterday, so I decided to make something for breakfast. It has been while since I made cinnamon rolls, so I decided I wanted to try something different with them. With Valentine's Day just about a month away, I thought it would be yummy to make a red velvet version of cinnamon rolls. Oh. my. gosh. These babies were soooo good - and the recipe made TWO FULL PANS .... we will have Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing for breakfast for 3 days!! :D I'm not complaining .... and neither is anyone else in my house! LOL. 

These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing need no introduction. Starting with a boxed cake mix, you can easily make a batch of these soft and fluffy breakfast treats. Top them off with a perfectly smooth cream cheese icing and your family will be coming back for more! This recipe makes TWO FULL PANS!!

These cinnamon rolls are sooooo simple to make, but it does require a little bit of time. The cinnamon rolls start off with a boxed red velvet cake mix - and since this recipe uses yeast, you will need to allow time for it to rise. 

I used the little ball sprinkles because I didn't necessarily want this to be a Valentine's Day post - I'd eat these Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing any day of the year. If you're feeling especially festive, use heart sprinkles for Valentines Day ... star sprinkles for the 4th of July and fun Christmas sprinkles in December. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing need no introduction. Starting with a boxed cake mix, you can easily make a batch of these soft and fluffy breakfast treats. Top them off with a perfectly smooth cream cheese icing and your family will be coming back for more! This recipe makes TWO FULL PANS!!


Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Yield: 24 rolls

Ingredients 
    For the cinnamon rolls:
    • 2 pkg. dry yeast (or 4½ tsp. if you buy yeast in bulk)
    • 2½ cups warm water
    • 1 box (18.25 oz.) Red Velvet cake mix
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 5 cups flour
    For the cinnamon sugar mixture:
    • 2 cups packed brown sugar
    • 4 tbsp. ground cinnamon
    • ⅔ cup butter
    For the cream cheese icing:
    • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Challenge Cream Cheese, softened
    • ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast and water until dissolved.

    2. Add the cake mix, vanilla, salt and flour. Mix well - the dough will be slightly sticky.

    3. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise for one hour. Punch down the dough and allow to rise again for another 45 minutes.

    4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle about ¼-inch thick. Spread the butter all over the dough evenly.

    5. In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the butter.

    6. Roll up like a jellyroll, starting on the long edge. Slice into 24 equal pieces.

    7. Grease two 9x13-inch baking pans. Arrange the cinnamon roll slices in the pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

    8. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

    10. While the cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese icing by creaming the cream cheese and butter in a medium mixing bowl until creamy. Mix in the vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar.

    Note: The cream cheese icing must be kept refrigerated. Only ice as many cinnamon rolls as you need. Allow icing to come to room temperature before using. Rewarm rolls as needed and top with icing.

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    slightly adapted from Duncan Hines

    These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing need no introduction. Starting with a boxed cake mix, you can easily make a batch of these soft and fluffy breakfast treats. Top them off with a perfectly smooth cream cheese icing and your family will be coming back for more! This recipe makes TWO FULL PANS!!

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    8 comments:

    1. Wow Jamie, this looks amazing ! Pinned and shared on G+ :-)

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    2. These look fabulous! Glad I linked up behind you at Thursday Favorite Things!

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    3. I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting and making them into cinnamon rolls? Can I have these for breakfast please?!

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    4. Love red velvet anything! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    5. Hi Jamie,
      Your Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream will be perfect for Valentine, they are pinned! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

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    6. These are fantastic, Jamie! I love that they start with cake mix for the vibrant red color....but beyond that, they are 100% NOT cake!! I am SO trying these :)

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    7. Those look amazing Jamie! I am a granola bar or mocha kind of breakfast person, LOL. I would definitely deviate for these. :)

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    8. I finally made these after saving the recipe several months ago, and they were a hit! I actually made the dough on Friday, let it rise, then I punched it down and put it in the frig. I punched it down again later that day and again on Saturday and Sunday. I got it out of the frig on Monday to rise again, then rolled it out and finished the process. They turned out beautifully, and the dough was so easy to work with. I made half of the cream cheese frosting recipe, adding more milk so that it was a thinner consistency for everyone to drizzle on their cinnamon roll, and it was plenty. It's definitely a recipe I'll make again. I might even try making it with white or yellow cake mix since the dough turned out so nice!

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