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Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

A little fun twist on traditional cinnamon rolls that uses a white box cake mix.
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  • teaspoons yeast
  • cups water - really warm to activate yeast
  • 1 18.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • 4½-5 cups flour
  • flour for rolling out dough

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter - room temperature soft
  • cup brown sugar
  • 6 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, allow to stand for 8-10 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl place the cake mix, 3 cups of flour and the dissolved yeast mixture.
    Stir to combine or use a mixer on the lowest speed until well combined, then slowly add the remainder of the flour a little at a time until all of it is incorporated.
  • Knead the dough for 6-8 minutes - by hand or with the dough hook on the mixer - the dough will be very elastic and pulled away from the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning dough to coat.
    Cover with a damp towel and place in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Once dough has risen turn out on a floured surface. You can divide the dough in half to work with smaller portions or go for it and use it all.
    Roll the dough out thin into a rectangle, spread the softened butter out on the surface of the dough.
    Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon together and then sprinkle all over the butter.
  • From the long side of the rectangle start to roll the dough - you will want a tight roll - I tend to kind of pull a little and roll and tuck - this seems to keep the cinnamon sugar inside the roll and not pushing it out.
    Once rolled cut into 1-1½ inch rolls. I usually get 2½ dozen or so - this will depend on how thin you roll the dough and how thick you cut them.
  • Place 12-15 cinnamon rolls snuggled together in a greased 9x13 baking dish-the closer they are to each other the higher they rise instead of getting wider.
    Allow rolls to rise for another 30 minutes in a warm place. You can cover them with a damp cloth or I like to spray a sheet of plastic wrap with non-stick spray and place loosely over the rolls while they raise.
  • Bake in a 375° pre-heated oven for 18-22 minutes.