Orange Sweet Rolls with a Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12


For the Sweet Rolls

  • Vita Ice Orange Mango for serving
  • 2 ¼ tsp. Active Dry Yeast
  • ½ cup Warm Water
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • ½ cup Freshly Squeeze Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter softened
  • 3 – 3 ½ cups All Purpose Flour

For the Filling

  • ¼ cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Softened Butter

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 – 1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 6 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3 tbsp. Orange Juice
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract


For the Sweet Rolls

  • Combine the warm water and active dry yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Set aside for 10 minutes, until foamy.
  • Add the orange zest, juice, sugar, salt, egg, and softened butter. Whisk for 1 minute to combine.
  • Add 3 cups of flour to the bowl. Using the knead attachment, mix until a soft and pliable dough, about 5-6 minutes. Add the extra ½ cup of flour if the dough is still sticky.
  • Cover and set aside in a warm environment for 1-2 hours, until doubled in size.
  • Butter the edges of a 9×13” baking dish. Line the bottom with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Roll out the risen dough to a 10×15” rectangle.
  • Evenly slather the softened butter over the dough.
  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the buttered dough.
  • Roll up tightly, then use a serrate knife to slice into 12 rolls. Place in the prepared baking dish. Cover and set aside in a warm environment for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden on top.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Add the cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on HIGH for 1 minute, then use a spatula to push down the sides.
  • Switch to the whisk attachment, then add the remaining ingredients (EXCEPT the orange zest) to whisk until soft and fluffy. If the frosting seems too thin, add more powdered sugar to taste.
  • Slather the frosting on top of the warm rolls, then garnish with the orange zest.
  • Enjoy with Vita Ice Orange Mango for a complimentary drink!