Cherry Limeade Sweet Rolls

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Cherry Limeade Sweet Rolls


So, crazy fact.  As much as I bake, and LOVE to bake, I have never in my life made homemade sweet rolls.  This was the first time in my life I had ever baked with yeast.  I have to admit, I was nervous when I baked up these Cherry Limeade Sweet Rolls! I was so afraid they would flop! I was seriously dancing a jig when they turned out perfectly!

I have It Bakes Me Happy to thank for this amazing recipe and for taking me out of my comfort zone.    I was tickled pink when I got Emily’s blog to bake from for my August Secret Recipe Club assignment!  It’s almost embarrassing the amount of time I spent on her blog!! It was so hard to keep my joy a secret and not comment on everything she posts and give it away that I had her lovely page this month!

Emily is a fabulous baker and has a self proclaimed sweet tooth, but don’t let that get you thinking that she only posts sugary sweet recipes! She has a wide variety of main dishes and sides, along with fun printables to make your creations extra special.  I have a secret to tell you though, until I chose what I was going to make, I wouldn’t even let myself LOOK at those links! With a site like “It Bakes Me Happy”, I was SO going to be baking!!  I had so many recipes I wanted to make, my head was swimming; Brownie Muffins,  Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cakes, Toasted Coconut Marshmallow Cups,  and Blackberry Peach Cobbler to name just a few of the pages I had saved. For some reason though I kept coming back to these rolls.  I decided it was kismet, and I must break out of my comfort zone and make these little beauties!!  My youngest daughter has thanked me every time she cut herself one for breakfast!


cherry limeade sweet roll prep

If you’re like me, and you have never tried to make sweet rolls from scratch, I think this would be a great place to begin your journey.  Emily explained the process so perfectly.  They came together like a dream!

When I placed them in the baking dish, my first thought was how much they resembled little rosettes! The I whispered a little “please let them rise” prayer as I placed them in the oven.  When I took them out, they had risen beautifully, taking up the whole   9 x 13 dish!  After baking them to a golden brown I slathered on the lime glaze after they had cooled slightly. … Pure Heaven!

So, Emily, thank you for inspiring me to try something new, and for the endless source of deliciousness I will continue to bake from on your blog!  It’s truly Bakes ME Happy to have had the chance to bake from it!

<3 Michaela

Cherry Limeade Sweet Rolls

This recipe is from It Bakes Me Happy

Yield: 12 rolls

Cherry Limeade Sweet Rolls

Sweet Rolls baked with a fresh cherry center and glazed with a lime icing.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 39 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, divided*
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 cup cherries, washed, pitted and sliced
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • When I made these rolls, I didn't have any coconut oil. So I used vegetable oil for one part and butter for another. I have since then purchased coconut oil, and will try them that way next time!


In the bowl of your stand mixer add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast, stir to combine.

In a microwave safe bowl combine the water, milk and 2 Tbs coconut oil, (I used vegetable oil) heat for 1 minute over high power.

Using the dough hook, gradually add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture, add the egg and knead over medium/low speed for 4-5 minutes; the dough will be sticky.

Place the dough on a clean surface and cover with plastic wrap, let sit 10 minutes.

In a saucepan over medium heat cook the cherries, corn starch, 1 tsp of sugar, lime zest and juice for 5-6 minutes, until darkened and soft.

Remove from the heat and let cool.

Preheat your oven to 200º F and prepare a rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.

Roll the dough out into a large rectangle (a little extra flour will keep it from sticking to your counter).

Stir the 1/3 c sugar into the cooled cherry mixture.

Spread 2 Tbs of coconut oil (I used butter) over the dough and top with the cherry mixture.

Starting with the long side roll the dough towards you and pinch the seam to seal.

Slice the log in half and then slice each half into six equal pieces.

Place the rolls into the baking pan, cover with foil, turn the oven off and place the rolls inside to rise for 45 minutes - 1 hour.

After the rolls have risen, remove from the oven and set the foil aside.

Preheat your oven to 350º F and bake for 25 minutes, until golden on top.

Remove the rolls from the oven, let cool 5-10 minutes.

In a bowl stir together the powdered sugar and lime juice to form an icing.

Spread the icing over the rolls and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g

Nutrition isn't always accurate.

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  1. These are really lovely Michaela! I adore making scrolls. I just find working with yeast so much fun! I love your combination of cherry and lime. I can imagine that it’s perfect! And just look at that beautiful glaze! Yummo! πŸ™‚ Thanks for another wonderful recipe.

    1. I LOVE Cherry-Limeade Slushes from Sonic!! I was in love at first sight! πŸ™‚

  2. I don’t know if I should hug you or be mad at you! Cherry and lime are my favorite flavor combination. My tummy and taste buds will love you, my waistline not so much! This are brilliant! Love this! Pinned and sharing the love!

  3. Welcome to the world of baking with yeast! With such a beautiful and delicious successful first attempt, the whole world of yeast-baked goodies is open to you now! Great choice, very well done.

  4. What a delicious combination of cherries and lime. I’m excited for you that you were able to bake outside of your comfort zone these delicious Cherry Limeade Sweet Rolls. They are so worth the time and effort, though it is easier than we think. Thanks so much for sharing, I bake with yeast but have never made sweet rolls, but I think it’s time this fall to add sweet rolls to my ‘must make’ list. I’ve pinned and shared.


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