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Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

These strawberry cinnamon rolls came out so soft and delicious! I adapted the dough from the the delicious cinnamon roll recipe written by Divas Can cook to make these cinnamon rolls! Please, note there are some changes made to achieve that perfect strawberry taste in every bite. I promise these cinnamon strawberry rolls are worth every minute!

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Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Alexis Harris
  • Cook Time: Approx. 20-25 min.
  • Total Time: 2 Hrs.
  • Yield: 12 Rolls
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

YEAST MIXTURE

1/3 cup very warm water 110-115 degrees like a warm baby bottle

1 package active dry yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons

1/4 teaspoon sugar

DOUGH MIXTURE

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup buttermilk room temperature

1/2 cup whole milk room temperature

6 tablespoons butter melted

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

½  tablespoon butter extract

1/2 tablespoon strawberry extract OR 1 Teaspoon of strawberry oil 

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 cups all-purpose flour sifted (may need more or less)

½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream (Warmed) 

FILLING MIXTURE

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup butter melted

Strawberry CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

8 oz. cream cheese softened

1/2 cup butter melted

4-8 tablespoons milk may need more or less

3 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoon strawberry extract or ¼ tsp strawberry oil 

2 pinches of salt optional

½ tbsp Lemon Juice 

STRAWBERRY TOPPING

1lbs. of strawberries

1/4  cup of sugar or a bit more

1 tablespoons of cornstarch

A few drops of lemon juice 

Pinch of salt


Instructions

 

Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart.-Jeremiah 1:5

 


Notes

A few Notes before you begin: 

  • Use a large bowl..Thank me later.
  • Bring your eggs, buttermilk, and whole milk to room temperature before starting.
  • Your butter should be melted, but not piping hot! (You dont want to kill your yeast)

Ingredients

  • You can use more or less strawberry extract or oil depending on how much of a strawberry taste you desire. Oils tend to be stronger than extract, so remember a little goes a long way. 
  • I usually let my dough rise in the oven. I turn the oven to the lowest temperature (about 200F for me) then I turn it off. Let cool for a few minutes before putting my dough in to rise.
  •  Heavy Cream is OPTIONAL. I prefer soft gooey rolls, much like Cinnabon so I use the heavy cream. 

Keywords: Strawberry

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