Monday, January 9, 2012

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by - Vivian
We frequently eat these at our house so my challenge was to find a different recipe.  I came across this recipe on a site called  I made a few changes such as using brown sugar instead of granulated sugar and drizzling with Karo syrup.  I thought I had a box of French Vanilla Cake mix and that would have taken this recipe through the roof!  The boys all gave it a thumbs up so I guess its a keeper!

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
Adapted from
5 cups all-purpose flour
18 1/4 ozs cake mix (yellow)
1/2 oz yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water (120 to 130 degrees f/50 degrees c)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon 
3 tablespoons Karo Syrup (optional)

 In a mixing bowl, combine 4 cups 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. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. 

Roll each portion into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Brush with butter; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon... I also like to drizzle 3 tablespoons of Karo Syrup over it.

 Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side down in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pans. 

Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 20 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 20 minutes.
Yields 24


The Café Sucré Farine said...

Yum! I have made this recipe before and it is definitely wonderful! Yours look amazing! I can almost smell the delicious aroma through my computer!

Winnie said...

It looks great!
Never used cake-mix before
and I'd love to taste onc of your cinnamon buns :)

Christy said...

Oooh, my mum loves this too! She just got this from the bakery the other day ;)

Eftychia said...

This looks like our Cypriot Tahinopitta!! Delicious!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

Cypriot Tahinopitta??? Something else I get to try!! Yippee!

Anonymous said...

What an interesting recipe using a cake mix. I will have to give this a try! They look delish!

Yelena said...

Nice to meet you-))) I love your little bakery :-))