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Easy Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls: A Luxurious Treat

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls combine the elegance of red velvet cake with the comforting warmth of cinnamon rolls. Ideal for Valentine’s Day, these rolls feature a rich red hue and are topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting, making them a stunning and delicious addition to any special occasion.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Dough: Warm milk, sugar, unsalted butter, salt, instant yeast, red food coloring, eggs, sour cream, flour, cocoa powder.
  • Filling: Softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon.
  • Frosting: Softened butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, powdered sugar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these rolls ahead of time?
Yes, prepare them the night before and let them rise in the fridge. Simply bring to room temperature before baking.

How do I get the perfect red velvet color?
Adjust the red food coloring to achieve the deep, classic red velvet hue.

Where to Serve

Perfect for romantic occasions, holiday breakfasts, or brunch gatherings.


Store at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Making with Kids

Involve kids in rolling dough, adding the filling, and applying the frosting.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe blends the charm of cinnamon rolls with the unique flavor of red velvet, creating a visually impressive and delectable treat. The cocoa powder enriches the taste, while the cream cheese icing adds a delightful tanginess. Whether for a special occasion or as a new recipe to try, these rolls are sure to be a hit.

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Easy Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
Yield: 8-12 servings

Easy Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 55 minutes

Experience the luxurious fusion of red velvet cake and classic cinnamon rolls with these Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls, perfect for adding a special touch to any occasion. Their rich, deep red color and tangy cream cheese frosting make them not only a delight to taste but also a feast for the eyes.


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons no salt butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon red food color
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter, soft
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, soft
  • ½ cup cream cheese, soft
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar


Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Use a hand mixer with hook attachment to mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt, yeast  and food color
  2. Add in the eggs and sour cream 
  3. Add in the flour and cocoa powder 
  4.  Mix until it no longer sticks to the bowl 
  5. Cover and let rise 2 hours 
  6. Turn out onto floured surface and roll to 18x12 
  7. Spread butter evenly over rolled out dough
  8. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle over the butter 
  9. Roll the dough to a log 
  10. Cut into 12 slices 
  11. Place in 13x9 prepared with baking spray
  12. Cover and let sit 1 hour 
  13. Preheat oven to 375 then bake 35-40 mins
  14. Cool slightly 


  1.  Beat butter and cream cheese 
  2. Add in vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk
  3. Spread over cinnamon rolls 
  4. Serve & enjoy! 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 472Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 81mgSodium 2449mgCarbohydrates 67gFiber 2gSugar 28gProtein 8g

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