Red Velvet Cream Cheese Danishes: A Breakfast Fit For A Queen

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Danishes: A Breakfast Fit For A Queen

This red velvet cream cheese danish settles the score between both sweet and savory, leaving us with a treat that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a late night snack.


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 2 tsps red food coloring
  • 2 tsps cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream
  • Dash of vanilla extract


Make it!


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar and beat until smooth. Then, beat in the flour, red food coloring, cocoa powder, and vanilla and mix evenly.
  2. Open up the tube of crescent rolls and lay out the dough on the baking sheet, keeping it in one big rectangle. Press this out to be 9×13 inches, and pinch the seams together lightly. Spread the filling you mixed down the center of the dough.


  3. With a sharp knife, make slits diagonally down one side, about 3½ inches long and 1 inch apart. Repeat on the other side.
  4. Pull the top strip over the filling, then do the same with a strip from the opposite side, working your way down. Continue to alternate the strips into a braid until there are only 2 strips left on each sides.
  5. Fold these bottom strips in and tuck them under the braid. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.


  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream and vanilla. Drizzle this over the top of the danish, then enjoy!