Orange Cream Cheese Frosted Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by Brandi Milloy

Number of servings


  • 1 container of 4 refrigerated jumbo cinnamon rolls
  • 1 tablespoons of zest from a Sunkist Orange
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature

FROSTING Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 0.75 cup powdered sugar
  • 0.5 tablespoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Sunkist orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sunkist orange zest


Preparation: 15 minutes

cooking: 20 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and open cinnamon rolls.
  2. Zest a Sunkist orange into a large mixing bowl, add butter to the bowl and stir together.
  3. Unroll each cinnamon roll and spread about ½ tablespoons of orange butter mixture onto the dough. Roll back up. Repeat for all 4 cinnamon rolls.
  4. Bake cinnamon rolls for 16-20 minutes or until baked through.
  5. Make frosting (recipe below) while cinnamon rolls are baking in the oven.
  6. Spread half of the frosting on top of cinnamon rolls while warm. Drizzle remaining frosting onto cinnamon rolls before serving.



  1. Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, extract, Sunkist orange juice and zest in a bowl.
  2. Mix until smooth