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Carrot Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Transform a carrot cake mix into amazing Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting. They are easy to make and taste delicious.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 1-15.25 oz. box carrot cake mix
  • 2 envelopes rapid rise yeast {instant yeast}
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup fresh carrot {grated}
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese {softened}
  • 3 tbsp butter {softened}
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Combine both packets of yeast with warm water in mixer bowl and stir to dissolve.  Add carrot cake mix, grated carrot, flour, vanilla and salt.  Use the dough hook to knead together dough for a couple of minutes.  Cover dough and let rise until doubled in size {about 30-45 minutes}. 

  2. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a large rectangle {about 15″x12″}.  Spread softened butter over dough.  Sprinkle butter with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Spray a 9x13″ rectangle baking pan with non stick spray. Starting with the wide section that is the furthest from you, begin to roll the dough into a tight circle toward yourself. When you get to the end, pinch to be sure that the end adheres to the rest of the roll. You should have a long roll.  Cut the long roll in half using a serrated knife. Then take each half and cut 6 or 8 equal rolls. Place into the prepared pan {if you get more than 12, you might need another pan}. Cover rolls and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.

  3. Once the rolls have risen, preheat the oven to 350°. Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove from oven and let roll cool for 10 minutes. 

  4. While your Carrot Cake Mix Cinnamon roll is cooling, combine all of the Cream Cheese Frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix until it is smooth.  Spread on rolls and serve warm or store covered at room temperature for up to 5 days.