The Sweetest Pink Cinnamon Rolls for Mom

Let’s be real, the only person baking pink cinnamon rolls for me in my house is me. Even though Spiro loves to cook, baking isn’t really his jam but that’s okay because I love hitting the kitchen with Zelda. She’s at a point in her life where she is super excited about food. She’s so inquisitive and always wants to know what I’m making. She loves being the official Glitter and Bubbles’ taste tester! I let her lick the icing out of the bowl when I was making these Pink Cinnamon Rolls and she completely lost it! She was going crazy and would not stop asking me for more.

Her newest thing is panting when she wants something and it’s so cute that I can help but indulge her. When she had the chance to taste the actual cinnamon roll her reaction was similar. We’re keeping this recipe on tap for special occasions, as it’s quickly become a favorite among everyone in my household. What are you making for yourself (or for your mom) this Mother’s Day?

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Photo Credit & Food Styling: Leah Nolan

The Sweetest Pink Cinnamon Rolls for Mom
Let’s be real, the only person baking pink cinnamon rolls for me in my house is me.
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. For the Rolls
  2. Pillsbury Supreme Moist White Cake Mix
  3. 2 Packages Dry Yeast
  4. 1 Tablespoon Pink Gel Food Coloring
  5. 2.5 Cups Water
  6. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  7. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  8. 4.5 Cups Flour
  9. For the Filling
  10. 2 Cups Sugar
  11. 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  12. 1 Cup Softened Butter
  13. For the Frosting
  14. 2 Oz. Softened Cream Cheese
  15. 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
  16. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  17. 3-4 Tablespoons Half and Half
  18. 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  19. 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
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  1. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, salt and flour together.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the yeast, food coloring and water until the yeast has dissolved.
  3. Use your hands to combine these mixtures; cover tightly and place in the fridge to rise for one hour.
  4. Remove the dough from the fridge, punch, reshape and place back in the fridge to rise for 45 additional minutes.
  5. Roll the dough onto a floured surface and shape into a rectangle. The dough should be approximately 1/4 inch thick. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Beginning at the opposite end from you, roll the dough into one long piece and cut into equal sized pieces.
  7. Use cooking spray to grease a large pan and arrange the rolls in the pan next to each other.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. While the cinnamon rolls are baking, mix together the softened cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla, half and half and salt. Slowly add in the powdered sugar.
  10. Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and immediately cover with the frosting. Serve warm!
Adapted from Love from the Oven
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