Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls With Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Homemade Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls: Fresh strawberries meet warm cinnamon in a soft, risen dough, drizzled with a mouthwatering lemon-infused cream cheese glaze.

Imagine the bliss of biting into a Strawberry Cinnamon Roll, reimagined with the freshness of summertime fruits. These Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze take the classic cinnamon roll to a whole new level. Picture a tender, risen dough crafted from scratch, embracing the delightful combination of lemon and strawberry. As these rolls bake to golden perfection, they are crowned with a tart cream cheese frosting that promises to make your taste buds dance with joy!


Let’s delve into the delightful process of creating these heavenly rolls that seamlessly blend the warmth of cinnamon with the vibrant flavors of lemon and strawberry.


For the Dough:

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

For the Filling:

  • 1 can LUCKY LEAF® Premium Strawberry Fruit Filling & Topping
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

For the Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Make the Dough:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine milk and butter. Stir until the butter has melted and remove from heat. Allow it to cool to lukewarm temperature.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add to a stand mixer with a dough hook attached. (Alternatively, knead by hand until smooth after combining all ingredients).
  3. Add the egg and water, mixing until just starting to combine. Slowly add the milk mixture and 1 cup flour until the dough forms and becomes smooth.
  4. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.


  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a large 9X15 square, about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  2. Spread strawberry fruit filling evenly on top of the dough.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar, then sprinkle on top of the strawberry fruit topping.
  4. Roll up the 15-inch side into a log and pinch the seams. Cut into 9-12 slices, depending on your desired thickness.
  5. Place in a greased 9X13 inch pan, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until just golden brown on the top.

Make the Glaze:

  1. Beat together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add half and half, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest until combined.
  2. Frost warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!


  • For a gooier texture, drizzle extra strawberry fruit filling on top before serving.
  • Experiment with different fruit fillings for a personalized twist.


Can I prepare the dough ahead of time?

Yes, you can refrigerate the dough overnight after the first rise, then proceed with the filling and baking the next day.

Can I freeze the cinnamon rolls?

Absolutely! Freeze them before baking, and when ready, let them thaw and rise before baking.

Can I substitute the lemon glaze with a different flavor?

Certainly! Try orange or raspberry for a unique twist on the classic cream cheese glaze.


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