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Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls- Big Green House

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls- Soft yeast cinnamon rolls that start with a cake mix. These sweeties are easy to prepare and are totally versatile. The work with any flavor cake mix and will quickly become your go-to homemade cinnamon roll recipe.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls- Big Green House

I love to make homemade cinnamon rolls, especially these. If you are intimidated by yeast breads/rolls, these are a great place to start. The cake mix gives you a nice shortcut. Plus, it also makes the dough soft and really easy to work with.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Dry cake mix
  • Warm water
  • Dry active yeast
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk

WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED?

  • Mixing bowl + Wooden spoon or Electric mixer + mixing bowl (see below recipe note)
  • 2-Small bowls
  • Rolling pin
  • Sharp knife
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Pastry brush
  • 9 x 13 baking pan
  • Whisk

How to Make (full instructions in recipe card)

  • In a bowl, dissolve your yeast with water.
  • Then, in a mixing bowl,add in dry cake mix, a portion of the flour and yeast mixture. You will keep adding portions of the flour until your dough is formed and comes together in a ball shape.
  • Cover your dough and let it rise for about an hour. It should double in size.
  • When ready, gently punch down the dough and let it rest for 5-10 minutes
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle that should be approx 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Brush the dough with melted butter, then, sprinkle with brown sugar/cinnamon.
  • Next, roll the dough tightly into a log. Start with a long end and work slowly!
  • With a sharp knife, slice into 12 rolls and place in your prepared baking dish.
  • Let the roll rise until they have doubled in size. This could take 30 minutes to an hour.
  • When they are ready..bake!
  • Mix frosting ingredients and frost on warm rolls.

A few notes:

  • This recipe will work with any flavor cake mix! Be sure to stick with a standard size box of cake mix for the below ingredients to work . It should be approx 18 oz in size.
  • I used my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook for these rolls. However, you can make them in a regular mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls- Big Green House

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Yield: 12 Rolls

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls- Big Green House

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls- Soft yeast cinnamon rolls that start with a cake mix. These sweeties are easy to prepare and are totally versatile. The work with any flavor cake mix and will quickly become your go-to homemade cinnamon roll recipe.

Ingredients

  • FOR ROLLS:
  • 1 box, dry cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • FOR FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • FOR TOPPING:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3–4 TBSP milk
  • 4 TBSP butter, melted
  • 1 TSP vanilla

Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, mix warm water with active yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
    2. In a mixing bowl, mix dry cake mix with 2 cups of flour.  Then, add in yeast mixture and mix until dough forms. Gradually, add in remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time.  Mix until dough forms into a ball. However, you may not need all the remaining flour.
    3. Cover and let the dough sit in a warm place until it doubles in size. This should take about an hour.
    4. When ready, punch dough down slightly and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
    5. On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle, that is approx 1/4 inch thick.
    6. Brush the dough with melted butter, then, sprinkle with brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
    7. With the long side of the dough, roll tightly into a log shape. Cut the log into 12 separate rolls.
    8. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and place rolls in the prepared dish.
    9. Cover and let the rolls rise until doubled in size. This should take 30 minutes to 1 hour. When ready, bake rolls in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until brown.
    10. Let rolls sit for 5-8 minutes before frosting.
    11. For frosting: In a bowl, whisk ingredients until smooth.  Frost on warm rolls

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 5g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Miz Helen

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

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