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Blood Orange Sweet Rolls

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I really do have an obsession with blood oranges. I think they are just such a beautiful fruit and am always looking for ways to use them. These blood orange sweet rolls presented the perfect opportunity. The blood orange gives them such a beautiful color and the flavor is a little more delicate than the traditional orange roll.

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These rolls would make a delicious Valentines Day breakfast. My kids loved them and asked for them at every meal!

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I love them for their soft dough and creamy, not too sweet frosting. I don’t know about you, but overly sweet frosting on an already sweet roll drives me nuts. Then again, I have been known to scrape most of the frosting off of my doughnuts and cupcakes. Just a little sweetness is enough for me. Which is why this frosting is one of my favorites.

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If you aren’t crazy about sweet rolls but are intrigued by the blood orange, may I suggest this dessert?

You will find the recipe for the blood orange cream cheese buttercream at the bottom of this post. For the roll recipe, head on over here to my site! And thanks Jonie, for letting me share this recipe over here with you!

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Blood Orange Cream Cheese Buttercream

Ingredients

  • 8 oz.(2 sticks) Butter, softened
  • 16 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 5-6 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 T. Blood Orange Juice

Instructions

  1. Place the butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar. Mixture will be thick. Beat in the orange juice 1 T. at a time until incorporated. Beat the frosting at medium/high speed for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  2. Use to frost blood orange sweet rolls. Frosting can be directly spread on to the rolls with a spatula, or put in a piping bag and piped in swirls on top of the rolls.
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****Thanks Kayley!  These look delicious!  I LOVE orange rolls and definitely need to give these a try.  If you aren’t already following Kayley on her blog, you really need to head over to The Kitchen McCabe right now and just do it.  You will be wowed with post after post of beautiful and delicious food.  Or if you would rather, you can follow The Kitchen McCabe on Facebook to get reminders of when she posts new recipes.  You definitely won’t regret it!  I know I don’t :)

 

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26 Responses to Blood Orange Sweet Rolls

  1. Karen @ The Food Charlatan February 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    Kayley I forgot to tell you how much I love that bowl! It’s perfect! I seriously need to hop on the blood orange train.

    • Kayley McCabe February 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

      Thanks, I love that bowl too! It actually inspired the sweet rolls. I was shopping, saw it, fell in love and thought “this bowl would look so pretty as a backdrop for blood orange sweet rolls”. Go figure ;)

  2. Jen {Bakerette.com} February 6, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Oh yum! These look amazing Jonie! Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try them.

    • kayley February 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

      Thank you! I hope you get a chance to try them out!

  3. Jesseca February 7, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    These pictures are stunning! Kayley outdid herself that’s for sure! Pinned and looking forward to trying this recipe soon!

    • kayley February 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      Thanks, Jesseca! And thanks for pinning!

  4. Debra February 7, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Wow, those look beautiful AND delicious! We are going to have to try them soon in our house!

    • kayley February 8, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

      Thanks Debra! I hope you do get to try them soon!

  5. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama February 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    Ohh these sound amazing!! Pinning!!

    • Kayley February 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

      Thanks Lindsay! And thanks for the pin!

  6. Joie February 10, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    I have never tried blood oranges but this looks delicious and I bet my family would love it. It looks like we might be trying something new.

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

      Thanks Joie! I hope you get to try them, blood oranges are so fun!

  7. Michelle F. February 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Those look so good. Never had a blood orange before.

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

      Thanks Michelle! I hope you get to try one soon :)

  8. Tonya February 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    I’ve never had a blood orange before, but totally want to try one now! These look amazing! :)

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

      Tonya, you’ve got to try a blood orange, they are delicious :)

  9. Nancy Bobbert February 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    This looks so yummy! We love sweet rolls for breakfast, they are so quick and easy to take out the door. I’ll have to try this recipe soon.

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      Thank you Nancy! I hope you get to try them soon :)

  10. Ondria Witt February 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Wow- these look amazing! I guess I know what I’ll be making for breakfast this Saturday morning! Yummy!

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      Thank you Ondria! :)

  11. Kandi February 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    That looks really pretty and yummy. I miss having sweet rolls. If I can find a good gluten free recipe I will be sure to try out the blood orange buttercream.

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      Thank you Kandi! I hope you do find a good gluten free recipe, the buttercream is the best part!

  12. Scrappy Geek February 12, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    These look wonderful. I love the pictures too — they’re awesome!!

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

      Thank you so much! :)

  13. Diane February 12, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    I have never tried blood oranges before, Thanks for sharing!

    • Kayley February 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

      You’re welcome Diane! You’ll have to try a blood orange, they’re so good!

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