Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins
Couldn't be easier. Prep time includes rising time.
- 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
- 5 cups flour
- 2 1⁄2 cups warm water
- Mix cake mix and flour.
- Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to dry ingredients.
- Knead dough and put into large bowl; cover to rise (about 2 hours).
- Divide dough in half and roll out on a floured surface.
- Spread butter on top of rolled dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Roll up dough and cut into 1" slices.
- Place in baking pan.
- Roll out remaining dough and prepare in same way.
- Let rise 30-45 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
These were really good and easy. I used a white cake mix. I did make a few adjustments however..for one thing, after the dough had risen, it was too soft to roll out so I worked in probably 1/2 to 3/4 C more flour.. To the softened butter I added about 1/2 tsp of Maple flavoring, spread that over the dough then a healthy sprinkle of brown sugar, then the cinnamon/sugar mix... I placed them on a greased baking sheet just touching.. after they were finished baking, I made a caramel glaze by melting some butter and stirring in brown sugar till it dissolved, a little cream, then throwing in some chopped nuts, I will certainly be making these again, for sure throughout the Thanksgiving Holi-daze. Thanks for a great idea Edited to say that I made/baked these the night before I needd them, I covered them with foil and in the morning just reheated them in a low oven,,they did not dry out and were as good as they were fresh out of the oven... EDITED AGAIN !.... I made these a second time using a small "Jiffy" yellow cake mix, just 1/2'd everything else, (1 pkg yeast, 2 1/2 C flour, 1 1/4 C water), it made one cookie sheet full and was devoured at the Ladies Bible Study that morning. I also added some orange juice, rind and extract to some cream cheese icing for some of the tops. I'm thinking next time I might add some zest and extract to the dough for a treat... I love this easy, versitile recipe, can you tell???
I really wanted to love these--they were easy to make and the dough smelled great--I just wasn't wild about the flavor and texture. It was denser than my favorite cinnamon rolls. The recipe also did not include amounts for butter and cinnamon sugar used in rolling--I used about 1/4 cup butter (could have used more), 3/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. The amount of sugar was good, but I wished I had put in lots more cinnamon. No glaze instructions either! I just winged that as well. All in all, they looked beautiful but unded up lacking what I look for in a great cinnamon roll. (It did make 12 large and lovely looking rolls!)
I made these last night and they are wonderful.Just to many for my wife and I. She's a school teacher and took 2/3 of them for her students to try I can't wait for their comments.Thanks for a wonderful recipe