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Strawberry Poppy Seed Cinnamon Rolls

8 rolls
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bread
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 8
Author Cherry on My Sundae



  • ½ cup milk warm (100-110 degrees F)
  • cup heavy cream warm (100-110 degrees F)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Strawberry filling

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • ½ cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoon poppy seeds

Strawberry cream cheese frosting

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk with heavy cream, yeast, and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast is activated and the mixture is foamy.
  • Add the egg, salt, and all-purpose flour to the yeast mixturer. Mix until a shaggy dough forms and continue to knead for 8-10 minutes or until a smooth dough forms. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm area for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, make the strawberry cream cheese frosting. Combine 1 cup chopped strawberries with 1 tablespoon water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to medium-low and continue to simmer until almost all of the juices have evaporated. Let cool.
  • Beat together the softened butter and cream cheese until well combined. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and cooked strawberries, mixing until smooth. Set aside.
  • Lightly dust a clean work counter with flour. Roll out the dough into a 12x16 inch rectangle. Spread the strawberry preserves in an even layer and top with fresh strawberries and poppyseeds. Roll the dough into a log, starting with the long side to make a 16 inch log. Cut the log into 2-inch portions for a total of 8 rolls. Place the rolls cut side facing up in a 9x13 baking dish. Cover and let rise for another hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brush the egg wash on the rolls and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool. Spread the strawberry cream frosting on top and serve.