Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by lisar
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a mixing bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, dry cake mix, yeast and warm water until smooth.
  • Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes (I did this step with my Kitchen Aid Mixer).
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Punch dough down.
  • Divide dough in half and let rest covered 10 minutes.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll each portion into a 14 X 10 rectangle.
  • Brush with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (I prefer brown sugar myself, so I used about 3/4 cup brown sugar with a teaspoon and half of cinnamon).
  • Roll up jellyroll style, starting with long side.
  • Cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side down in two greased 13 X 9 baking pans (At this point I just kind of flatten them a bit with my hand so the middles don't raise up).
  • Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 20 minutes (this is where I put them in the frig over night).
  • Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool for 20 minutes.
  • *For frosting, in a mixing bowl, cream butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
  • *I prefer a cream cheese frosting on cinnamon rolls so I changed that as well, but this works out just great.
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