Monday Munchies: Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Some days we love a good spin class, other days we love a good spin on dessert. Today we’re rolling up these red velvet cinnamon rolls. Sorry, not sorry.


  • 1 package of red velvet cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 ½-3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (¼ ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-¼ cups of warm water
  • ½ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of butter, melted


  • 2 cups of confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tbsp 2% milk


  • Combine cake mix, 1 cup of 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 for about 2 hours. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll dough into an 18x10-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter to within ¼ in. of edges; sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Bake until puffed and light brown, 15-20 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Beat confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla, and enough milk to reach drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over warm rolls.

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Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home


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