Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

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For Father’s Day this year, I made my husband one of his favorite desserts – cinnamon rolls. But while on the internet I found that one blogger made these using a cake mix. Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls? Really? How can I pass that up.

I mentioned previously that I started Weight Watchers in June, but I also admitted to taking my “free”, extra 49 points day on Father’s Day. That was so I could eat 2 Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls. (I promise, I really only ate 2!)

So here it is:

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Yellow Boxed Cake Mix
  • 2 packages of dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups of warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 C flour
Ingredients for Filling:
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 C of butter
Frosting (I used cream cheese frosting already prepared)
Directions:
  1. Mix yeast with warm water
  2. Combine cake mix, salt and flour in large bowl
  3. Add the yeast and water to the cake mix mixture
  4. Mix well by kneading with hands
  5. Cover tightly, and let rise one hour
  6. Flour your surface and roll dough into rectangle shape 1/4 inch thick
  7. Brush dough with butter
  8. Cover with brown sugar and cinnamon
  9. Roll dough towards you until it is one long piece
  10. Cut into 24 equal sizes
  11. Place rolls onto 2 graesed 9×13 pans
  12. Let sit a bit longer to rise as oven gets hot (350 degrees)
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes
  14. Remove from oven and let cool
  15. Add frosting to warm Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
This was only the 2nd time I made Cinnamon Rolls, and it was not easy. Rolling this into a rectangle was difficult for me, but really in the end it didn’t matter if it was perfect. I just made sure that it was 1/4 inch thick everywhere. Plus, my Princess happily helped make them for her daddy too. It was worth the work – they were YUMMY!
Of course, I didn’t take a photo of these frosted. I wish I had. Sorry. Trust me though – they are delicious!
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Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
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Make cinnamon rolls with a box of cake mix.
Ingredients
  • Yellow Boxed Cake Mix
  • 2 packages of dry yeast
  • 2½ cups of warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 C flour
  • Ingredients for Filling:
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • ½ to 1 C of butter
Instructions
  1. Mix yeast with warm water
  2. Combine cake mix, salt and flour in large bowl
  3. Add the yeast and water to the cake mix mixture
  4. Mix well by kneading with hands
  5. Cover tightly, and let rise one hour
  6. Flour your surface and roll dough into rectangle shape ¼ inch thick
  7. Brush dough with butter
  8. Cover with brown sugar and cinnamon
  9. Roll dough towards you until it is one long piece
  10. Cut into 24 equal sizes
  11. Place rolls onto 2 graesed 9×13 pans
  12. Let sit a bit longer to rise as oven gets hot (350 degrees)
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes
  14. Remove from oven and let cool
  15. Add frosting to warm Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

 

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Comments

  1. Kathryn C. says

    Those look really good! I have pinned them so that I can try making them. I have made cinnamon rolls before and yes, they are hard to make. Thanks for sharing!

    • LaVonne says

      Kathleen, I told my husband that next year for Father’s Day I might just buy the Cinnabon ones at Costco. They are very delicious, and I don’t have to do any work :)

  2. Born27 says

    Thanks for this delicious recipe! Me and my daughter love cinnamon roll, I hope I can get this recipe right.

    • LaVonne says

      Thanks! I wish I had a photo of the finished product. They were super yummy. I was so new to food photography and recipe blogging a year and half ago, I completely forgot to take photos before the family ate them all :)

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