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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Serves

12 people

Cooking Time

3 hour

Total Time

3 hour

Ingredients
  • Red Velvet Dough:
  • 1 package red velvet cake mix, regular size

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast

  • 2 ½ to 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1¼ cups warm water

  • Filling:
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • Topping:
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • Valentine's sprinkle, optional

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    Instructions

    Red velvet dough: 

    1. Combine yeast and warm water in a small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
    2. Combine red velvet cake mix and 1 cup flour with a whisk. Once the yeast has bloomed, mix it in with the red velvet mixture using a wooden spoon or bench scraper.
    3. Add additional flour and knead by hand to form a soft dough.
    4. Spray a large bowl with non-stick cooking spray and place dough inside.
    5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest in a warm place for an hour until doubled in size.

    Filling: 

    1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg set aside.
    2. After the dough has risen place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a large rectangle about ¼ “thick.
    3. Spread melted butter over the dough and sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.
    4. Start from the farthest edge and carefully roll the dough into a log.
    5. Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 equal pieces.
    6. Place cinnamon rolls in a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
    7. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for another 1 hour.
    8. Preheat the oven to 350°.
    9. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

    Topping: 

    1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
    2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
    3. Spread topping over warm rolls.
    4. Sprinkle with Valentine’s sprinkles.
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