This Strawberry Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls recipe is your level up breakfast treat. It’s that kind of extraordinary you won’t soon forget.
Think of this like soft, sweet cinnamon rolls with the added benefit of strawberry. Slather on some cream cheese frosting and mmmmm. Life. Is. Good.
- Cinnamon Roll Variations
- Using a Cuisinart Bread Maker
- What’s the Difference Between Cream Cheese Frosting and Icing?
- Assembling the Cinnamon Rolls
- Adding the Strawberry Jam
The number of ingredients may look intimidating but it’s really not that bad. There are three different steps to making cinnamon rolls so you break it up into little groups.
The reward is so worth it. I promise.
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Cinnamon Roll Variations
Strawberry Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls may not be EXACTLY what you want. (I can’t figure out why you would want something different, though). In that case, you can make some variations to the original and still have your own tasty goodness.
‣ Substitute any other preferred jam or preserves for the strawberry jam. Try raspberry, cherry or apricot.
‣ Try substituting brown sugar instead of regular white sugar for the cinnamon butter filling.
‣ Add the same jam to the cream cheese frosting instead of the half n half to add extra flavor and color to the topping.
Using a Cuisinart Bread Maker
I love to use our bread machine and I hope you have one too. You may need to dig it out of the closet and fire that baby up!
When you use a bread machine for these rolls, you will set the machine to the dough setting. All the initial work is done for you.
If you don’t have a bread machine, have a look at this Cuisinart Bread Machine that we use. We’ve had it since 2013 and it still works great. (This is an affiliate link, by the way. If you click it and buy, I may get a little something something from them at no extra cost to you.)
For more information, check out our Cuisinart Bread Maker Recipes.
You simply go and visit with your friends on VR Chat for awhile and boom! The dough is ready.
Okay, maybe that’s just me, but I’m sure you have your favorite hobby as well, right? See how easy it is?
Frequently Asked Questions
Cream cheese frosting is fluffy and thick, like you would put on a cake or cupcakes. Icing is much thinner, more like glaze. I wanted thick, melt-in-your-mouth frosting for these rolls.
Yes! If you use cream cheese frosting on your cinnamon rolls, you will need to refrigerate them. The cinnamon rolls would be fine left on the counter, but once you frost them, they will need an airtight container in the fridge.
Assembling the Cinnamon Rolls
Once you remove the dough from your bread maker, all you need to do is roll it out and spread the filling.
Roll up the dough into a spiral and cut into 1″ or 1 ½″ slices.
Once the cinnamon roll slices are in the pan, use a small spoon or spatula to insert the strawberry jam into as many crevices as you can.
You can even put some jam right in the center. I’ve seen sweet rolls like that at the store.
Adding the Strawberry Jam
My first try with these strawberry cinnamon rolls, I spread the strawberry jam on the dough before rolling. This really didn’t work for me. All the jam smooshed out when I rolled it out.
I wanted as much jam as possible, so I decided to add it after rolling. Trust me. It just works better.
Can You Use Store Bought Frosting?
If you want to skip a step, you can certainly use store bought frosting. Make sure to whip it up to get some air into it. It will spread easier.
While browsing the internet, I found this post from Wilton for Store Bought Icing Hacks. Definitely check that out for some cool tips.
For a slightly different taste, try these Hawaiian Bread Cinnamon Rolls. You can use the cream cheese frosting I’ve used here to make them even better.
Want to see what else your bread machine can do? Try one of these:
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- Bread Machine, if using Bread Machine instructions (Cuisinart Bread Maker 2 Pound used)
- Standing Mixer with dough attachment, if using Standing Mixer instructions
- Rolling Pin
- 12" piece of cotton twine
- 11" x 13" baking pan
- 1 cup Water, very warm, about 110℉
- 2 ¼ teaspoon Yeast, equivalent to one packet
- ½ cup Sugar, divided
- 2 large Eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten with a fork
- 5 tablespoons Butter, unsalted, softened
- 4 ½ cups Bread Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- Vegetable oil, optional, if making by hand or mixer
- Cooking Spray, like Pam
- 6 tablespoons Butter, unsalted, softened
- 4 teaspoons Cinnamon
- ⅓ cup Sugar
- ¾ cup Strawberry Jam
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons Butter, unsalted, softened
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar, confectioner's sugar
- ¼ cup Half n Half
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Proof the yeast: In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, stir together water, yeast and TWO TABLESPOONS sugar until mixed well. Set aside.
- After 10-15 minutes, check the yeast to see that it has a nice foam layer to ensure the yeast is viable. If there is no foam layer, check your yeast. It may be expired and you'll need to try again.
- Place yeast mixture, remaining sugar and next 5 ingredients, in order, in the bread pan of the bread machine. Set bread machine to make dough only. It will take about 1 ½ hours.
- Filling: Combine butter, cinnamon and sugar of the filling in a small bowl then mix well. Set aside.
- Sprinkle work surface and rolling pin with extra flour. Cut dough ball in half. Cover one of the dough balls with a lightly damp towel to keep it from drying out. Roll one ball of dough out into a rectangle, about 8" x 10". Fix corners to make sure they are sharp and even.
- Spread Filling over rectangle dough until covered as close to edges as possible.
- Working from longer side edge, roll dough into a log. Pinch the seam together a little.
- Using cotton twine (or a sharp knife), cut into 7 or 8 rolls, about 1" or 1 ½" each. Spray the baking pan with cooking spray and place the rolls. Repeat for the second ball of dough.
- Using a small bowl, stir the jam until it's warmed up a little. Using a small spoon or spatula, distribute the jam in between the folds of the cinnamon rolls. If you like, add more jam by placing some on the top in the center. Try to get as much jam as you can into the crevices.
- Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise until double, about 30-60 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350℉. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Allow to cool about 30 minutes or more before adding frosting.
- Frosting: In a medium bowl, with a mixer, whip cream cheese and butter together. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Add one tablespoon at a time of half n half until desired consistency is reached. Frost the rolls once cooled.
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