Monday, September 21, 2009

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Here is the recipe for the Cake mix cinnamon rolls I made and fell in love with. I actually got my recipe out of the Worldwide Ward Cookbook, but I didn't know if I could copy that one, so I found this one on Recipezaar and it is almost identical. These are so delicious and I can't wait to make them again!

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
5-6 cups flour
1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-3 tablespoons milk

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. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 20 minutes (this is where you can put them in the fridge over night).
Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 20 minutes.


Pam said...

I will definitely have to try these rolls out. I also found a GREAT recipe for Cinnamon roll muffins!! They are so good and half the work! I'll see if I can find the recipe and send it to you.

Melody said...

Oh yes! Bookmarking this now!