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Chocolate-Peppermint Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Get some serious cake batter goodness with these delicious candy-cane kissed cinnamon rolls. Easy and so holidaylicious!
Updated May 17, 2022
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  • 1 can (12.4 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls with Original Icing (8 Count)
  • 3/4 cup from 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tube red gel food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons holiday sprinkles


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Open cinnamon rolls and gently unroll in a sheet (do not separate), exposing the cinnamon center of the rolls.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, stir together the cake mix and butter until a paste forms. Spread this over the cinnamon rolls. Gently re-roll the cinnamon rolls, separate into single rolls, and place in a 9 inch cake pan which has been lightly coated with nonstick baking spray.
  • 4
    Bake for 12-18 minutes, or just until the cinnamon rolls turn a light golden brown. Remove and cool completely.
  • 5
    Tint half of the frosting red with Betty Crocker™ gel food coloring. Add the extract to the white half of the frosting.
  • 6
    Spoon the red frosting into one half of a pastry bag (fitted with a large star tip) and gently fill the other half of the bag with the peppermint-flavored white frosting.
  • 7
    Pipe frosting over cooled cinnamon rolls. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

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More About This Recipe

  • Take some cinnamon rolls, some cake batter, and some frosting and, well, there you have it.

    There's something sweet and wonderful about the added bliss of cake batter flavor to just about any recipe.

    Knowing this, we were like…why not turn a basic package of Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls with Original Icing into the most delicious batch of holiday cinnamon rolls ever?

    So we combined peppermint flavor, chocolate cake batter, and cinnamon rolls together in a recipe that's so easy, it's exciting. (And sooooo good, it might get your name on the naughty list.)

    Do this with me!

    Just a few basic ingredients is all you need to turn prepped Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls into a peppermint and cake batter explosion of delicious.

    Unroll a can of Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls with Original Icing. Top it with a mixture of melted butter and ooey, gooey Betty Crocker chocolate cake batter.

    Re-roll the cinnamon rolls and gently pull them apart at the seams.

    Place the cinnamon rolls in a greased 9" cake pan.

    Bake until golden brown.

    Prep a tube of frosting by mixing half a jar of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting with red gel food coloring and a smidgen of peppermint extract. Spoon each color into one half of a pastry bag fit with a large star tip.

    Allow the rolls to cool completely, and then get to decorating!


    We won't judge if you just have to try a little nibble...

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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