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 you can make them 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!)
2020 update: This year, my Isabella and I decided to remake this recipe. We have lots of time at home with our state’s Stay at Home Order, so we’ve been baking.
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
- 1/2 to 1 C of butter
Frosting (I used cream cheese frosting already prepared)
- Mix yeast with warm water
- Combine cake mix, salt and flour in large bowl
- Add the yeast and water to the cake mix mixture
- Mix well by kneading with hands
- Cover tightly, and let rise one hour
- Flour your surface and roll dough into rectangle shape 1/4 inch thick
- Brush dough with butter
- Cover with brown sugar and cinnamon
- Roll dough towards you until it is one long piece
- Cut into 24 equal sizes
- Place rolls onto 2 greased 9×13 pans
- Let sit a bit longer to rise as oven gets hot (350 degrees)
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool
- Add frosting to warm Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
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Kelly R. says
These look yummy and fun to make with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing.
I have never heard of using cake mix, but they look good!
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!
YUM!!! These look so good!!
Survival Guide by The Working Mom says
Now that looks delicious! And what a fun thing to do with the kiddos
Allyson Bossie says
So, um, what time is breakfast 😛 Those look amazing!
I’m not big on the baking so this seems like too much work for me but it’s interesting to know how they can be made. They do look yummy!
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 🙂
Paula Schuck says
Hey there! I will make this with my kids. Thank you!
If I give you my address will you send me some of these, please?! They look amazing!
LOL! They are awesome. Just a bit time consuming. But my husband was happy! 😉
Thanks for this delicious recipe! Me and my daughter love cinnamon roll, I hope I can get this recipe right.
These look great and fun to try.
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 🙂
Michelle F. says
that looks so good.
rosa rogers says
these are a bit time consuming but i’m willing to give it a try..they look good.
April Farley says
How easy and yummy do these look! Ohhh they are dangerous they look so great! I can not wait to try them. With fall upon us it is time to fire the oven up and get ready for the extra pounds to be put on…
I am making them right now for the second time. Adding the cake mix really lightens the dough, it’s more danishy . Great recipe and worth the time. This time I am using cream cheese as a center in one of the batches. Let you know how they turn out!
Now that sounds awesome, Michelle! Keep me updated. Now that it is fall, I feel like making a batch this week!
Karen Propes says
Thank you for this recipe, it looks delish Ihad to pin it so I can try making it. What a lovely treat for a cold evening for the family. I have never heard of using cake mix for these but I want to try them. Thanks again.
Nicole Dz says
Didn’t know you could use box cake mix to make Cinnamon Rolls, great to know. These are so easy to make too.
christina moore says
These look yummy,and fun to make