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Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet “Waffle Rolls”

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These Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls are perfect for entertaining your family and friends for brunch!
Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

These waffle rolls drizzle with dreamy cream cheese icing will be the talk of the meal for days to come.  Not only are they beautiful red velvet color, they are tasty and fun!  With no rise time, you’ll have these pretty waffle rolls for your guests in no time at all. Baking is a way to show how much you care for someone, so bake a little extra for your loved ones!  My favorite time of year!

Hope you enjoy!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® to bring your new recipes!  Love the Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast.  Minimal waiting to get your recipe baking.  Simple everyday ingredients are always a plus!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

You’ll add your dry ingredients into your stand mixer bowl with the dough hook attached.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Add your warm milk/water/butter mixture to the bowl.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Red food coloring up next!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

One large egg up next then give a good mix so the dough kneads for a good 5 minutes.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

How pretty is this dough?!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Press out your dough onto a lightly floured countertop.   I used parchment paper for an easy clean up.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Cut your dough into 8 equal parts and press into rounds.  Cook in your waffle iron for a super quick “roll.”

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Drizzle your waffle rolls with cream cheese icing 🙂

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Ok, a little more.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Perfect!  Enjoy.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls


Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet “Waffle Rolls”

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle RollsPrep time: 20 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 40 min


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon red food coloring

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat waffle iron to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Place milk, water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F. Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with red food coloring and egg. Mix for 2 minutes at medium speed of stand mixer with dough hook attached, scraping bowl occasionally. Dough will form into a ball. Continue mixing for 5 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop and press out to 1/2 inch thick rectangle, about 9×13 inches. Cut into 8 equal parts and press each part into a round. Place each dough round into waffle maker and cook for 1 minute, until cooked through. Remove and continue with remaining dough rounds. Place onto serving plate.
  3. Combine all frosting ingredients (start with 1 tablespoon milk and add more if needed) in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Drizzle over waffle rolls to serve.

Makes 8 Servings
Recipe inspired by Fleischmann’s Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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  1. 1
    Liz says:

    PERFECT for Christmas morning—though I’d be delighted with a stack for my breakfast today!!!

  2. 2

    These would be the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!!

  3. 3

    Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast is my favorite!! It works every time — perfect dough
    These waffle rolls look pretty dang fabulous — I kinda want to fill a bucket with that glaze and dunk my head right in.

  4. 4
    Rachel Cooks says:

    Loving how quick and easy these are!

  5. 5
    Karly says:

    Love the gorgeous color and cooking in a waffle iron is so fun!

  6. 6

    The red velvet color is so perfect for this time of year!! I want a whole stack of these!

  7. 7
    Deborah says:

    Oh, you know I am loving these!! So fun and festive!

  8. 8
    Mar says:

    Great festive color for the Holiday!

  9. 9
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh my goodness these little “waffle rolls” are so adorable. I bet they are super delicious with all that glaze on top….yum!

  10. 10

    And in the morning, I’m asking Ben to make me waffles!! These are insane!! And that cream cheese sauce? Holy goodness!!

  11. 11
    Angela says:

    These look ah-mazing! I’m always scared of recipes with yeast, but they look simple and they are oh so pretty!!

  12. 12

    Really cute holiday breakfast idea!

  13. 13

    Love this recipe for the holidays!

  14. 14
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    so decadent! perfect for holiday breakfast

  15. 15
    Gina says:

    Looks decadent! I would add some almond extract to the waffles, according to my Maw-Maw Hebert’s RVC recipe!

  16. 16

    Well, these look absolutely amazing! Perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. 🙂

  17. 17
  18. 18
    Lester says:

    The red velvet waffle rolls look so tasty! I must try this recipe on Sunday morning. I’m sure my kids will love it! I found this recipe on Pinterest. Thanks

  19. 19

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  20. 20
    Simon says:

    I think I did something wrong, mine taste like Playdoo.

    I am use to make pizza crust and kneat with bare hand.

    I did not use a mixer, and I follow the recipe. But when I use yeast, I always let it puff like 1-2h depending off the recipe.

    This one don’t seem to need puffing time, but maybe it could help.

    • 20.1
      Heather says:

      Yes! Mine too, but I followed the recipe to a T, used my new Kitchenaide mixer and everything. They were horrible ? no amount to drizzle could have saved them.

  21. 21
    Heather says:

    So. Very. Bad. Followed the recipe exactly…they were terrible. What a horrible let down for my surprise valentine’s day breakfast. No amount of sweet drizzle could have saved them. Someone else said “play doh” and that’s the same image that came to my mind?

  22. 22

    Looks absolutely delicious Maria. I LOVE extra extra extra fruit on salad.

  23. 23
    shae tanzi says:

    This looks so freaking amazing!! and also yummy. I made it before but haven’t use Fleischmann’s for rapid rise Yeast. I think it gonna be very tasty and I will make this in coming Sunday. I hope my kids loving this.

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