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strawberry rolls with strawberry filling

Strawberry Rolls

Strawberry Rolls are stuffed with fresh strawberries and lemon-infused jam filling, baked until golden, then smothered with cream cheese icing.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Rolls
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 522kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 1/3 cup water warm
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast 1 package
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup milk lukewarm
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Strawberry Filling:

  • 1 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Make the dough:

  • Whisk 4 cups of flour and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Add instant yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and lukewarm water to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, milk, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and melted butter to the yeast mixture and whisk until well combined.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour mix and using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir until well combined.
  • The dough will be sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes, preferably in a warm place.

Make the Filling:

  • Warm the strawberries in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly for 4 minutes until the strawberries begin to release juices.
  • Add the granulated sugar, lemon, lemon zest, and cornstarch, and continue to stir for another 2 minutes. At this point, the mixture will thicken.
  • Remove from the heat and in the strawberry jam into the mixture. Chill until ready to use, the filling needs to be chilled before being added to the rolls.

Prepare the Rolls:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Place an oven rack into the middle of the oven.
  • Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray it with baking spray.
  • Flour a flat surface and roll the dough. You will need a good amount of flour, use it liberally on your hands, rolling pin, and also sprinkle the dough with some.
  • Roll the dough until it's about 16 inches long by 13 inches wide and it should be about 1/4 inch thick. It is important for the dough to not be very thin, as it won't be able to hold well the filling.
  • When rolling, make sure the dough doesn't stick to the surface.
  • Spread the filling over the surface of the dough.
  • Starting at the long edge, away from you, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
  • Cut the dough into 12 two-inch slices and place the rolls into the prepared baking pan.
  • Let the rolls rest for 10 minutes, during which they will rise a bit.
  • Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Make the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • Add the cream cheese and butter to a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt and mix until smooth. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  • If the icing is too stiff, add 1 tablespoon of milk.

Icing the Rolls:

  • Once the rolls are done baking, remove them from the oven and immediately ice the rolls.
  • Preferably serve warm with strawberries on the side, but they are great at room temperature as well.



  • For foolproof icing, soften your butter and cream cheese. This way, they incorporate easily and don’t leave lumps in the icing.
  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness of the icing by reducing or adding sugar.
  • Chill the filling BEFORE spreading it onto the dough, or you’ll have a sticky mess on your hands.
  • We love fruit chunks in our filling, but for a shortcut, you can also use lemon-infused jam alone.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 652IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg