Our absolutely decadent Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls are surprisingly easy to make with this box cake shortcut!

Cake Mix Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Our absolutely decadent Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls are surprisingly easy to make with this box cake shortcut! Click for photo step-by-step recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, cinnamon rolls, red velvet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 699 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom



  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Red velvet cake mix
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 14 ounces cream cheese softened
  • teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 10 Tablespoon whole milk


Cinnamon roll directions:

  1. Combine cake mix, flour, warm water, and yeast in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Once dough forms, place dough on a flour-dusted surface and knead until the dough "bounces" back after touching it.
  3. Place dough into a large glass bowl and brush the top of dough, as well as the sides of the glass bowl, with a Tablespoon of oil.
  4. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and allow to sit for an hour.
  5. After an hour, the dough should have about doubled in size.
  6. Remove dough from bowl and place onto a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  7. Brush melted butter onto the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar.
  8. Use hand to roll dough sheet into a log, then slice into rolls.
  9. Place rolls into a baking dish and cover again for another hour.
  10. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  11. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 30 minutes.

Cream cheese icing directions :

  1. Cream together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and whole milk together until smooth, using an electric mixer or stand mixer.
  2. Remove from oven and smother with the cream cheese icing.
  3. Allow cinnamon rolls to cool slightly before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 699 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 531mg23%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 63g70%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.