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Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

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“My grandmother gave me this recipe and I was intrigued by the fact that a box of cake mix was part of the ingredients of this recipe. They turned out fabulous! This was so easy to make and the dough turned out tender with a deep rich taste (I was shocked because there are no eggs or oil in this recipe). I wanted to have these for breakfast, so I prepared them the night before and let them sit in the refrigerator over night on the last rise. In the morning I set the pans out for about an hour so they could come to room temperature and then baked them according to directions and they turned out perfectly.”
2hrs 15mins
2 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, dry cake mix, yeast and warm water until smooth.
  2. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes (I did this step with my Kitchen Aid Mixer).
  4. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  5. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  6. Punch dough down.
  7. Divide dough in half and let rest covered 10 minutes.
  8. Turn onto a lightly floured surface.
  9. Roll each portion into a 14 X 10 rectangle.
  10. Brush with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (I prefer brown sugar myself, so I used about 3/4 cup brown sugar with a teaspoon and half of cinnamon).
  11. Roll up jellyroll style, starting with long side.
  12. Cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side down in two greased 13 X 9 baking pans (At this point I just kind of flatten them a bit with my hand so the middles don't raise up).
  13. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 20 minutes (this is where I put them in the frig over night).
  14. Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Cool for 20 minutes.
  16. *For frosting, in a mixing bowl, cream butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  17. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
  18. *I prefer a cream cheese frosting on cinnamon rolls so I changed that as well, but this works out just great.

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