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“I got this recipe when with a rolling pin set that I got from QVC in '96. They make HUGE rolls. I almost always put fruit in them as well - - cherry pie filling, cooked apples, dried apricots and the like. It makes way too many rolls for my family to enjoy while they are fresh, so once I roll them up and cut them, I only cook 3 of them and the rest go into the freezer. Then, I can take a few out at a time, thaw them & allow them to raise, then pop them into the oven.”
2hrs 35mins
3-4 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
  • 13 cup oil
  • 2 12 cups water, 110 degrees
  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 5 14 cups flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • fruit filling, your choice (optional)


  1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add cake mix, 1 cup flour, eggs, oil and salt.
  3. Beat well until bubbles appear.
  4. Add 5 1/4 cups flour, slowly.
  5. Mix in mixmaster or by hand until soft dough forms.
  6. Knead about 5 minutes.
  7. Place in greased bowl and let rise until double in size.
  8. Punch down dough, and roll out on lightly floured surface.
  9. Coat with melted butter, cinnamon, sugar and optional fruit.
  10. Roll up like a jelly roll.
  11. Cut with a dull knife or dental floss to desired thickness.
  12. Place in a greased baking pan and allow to rise until doubled - - (If you wish to freeze them to bake later, skip this rising step and put directly into the freezer).
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
  14. Coat lightly with buttercream frosting once slightly cool.

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