Introduction: Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

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Our Church Congregation has a tradition for Father’s Day.  After church each man receives a homemade Cinnamon Roll.  Any suggestions made to discontinue our tradition are loudly vetoed by the men in the group.  So it continues.  This is the recipe I use to make cinnamon rolls for Father’s Day.  Here we go.

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1 white or yellow cake mix
4 tsp. dry yeast
3 C. all-purpose flour
2½ C. warm water
1½-2 C. all-purpose flour
Frosting of choice (I chose Cream Cheese)
¼ C. butter melted
½ C. brown sugar
½ C. white sugar
1 Tbsp. Ground cinnamon
Raisins and/or nuts optional
Other Supplies:
Baking sheet greased
Bread mixer (not shown)
Measuring cups
Rolling pin (not shown)
Knife (not shown)
Cooling rack (not shown)
Cooking spray (not shown)

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Pre heat the oven to 350°

In the bread mixer bowl with the dough hooks, add:  cake mix,

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3 C. flour and yeast.  Mix


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Add the 2½ cups of warm water. Mix

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Add the remaining flour ½ C. at a time until the dough pulls away from the side.  Knead for 5 minutes.

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While the dough to kneading.  Melt the butter

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and mix the sugars and cinnamon.

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Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a floured counter. 

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You may flatten out the dough using your hands or a rolling pin.  Make it a rectangle about ½” thick.

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Take the melted butter and spread it over the rectangle of dough.  Spread the cinnamon sugar mixture all over the dough, letting the melted butter absorb the sugar and cinnamon.

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Along one of the long sides tightly roll the dough. 

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Cut the about 1 inch pieces and place them on the greased baking sheet

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Cover with a tea towel and let rise for 45 minutes.

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Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. 

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If they aren’t golden brown, add more time, 5 minutes at a time until golden brown.

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Remove from the oven and let cool.  Once they are cool, frost them.

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Done!  Enjoy!


Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-10

Those look delicious! I love cinnamon rolls and these sound really easy to do :)

scoochmaroo (author)2012-06-16

Ohohohoh boy. Those look gooooood.

Please send the next shipment to:
Sarah James
82 Second Street
SF, CA 94105

k, thanks!


Any that I could make and send you would be stale by the time they got to you. You are a good baker. Make some and take them to work, they will put smiles on a lot of faces.

MaryT8M (author)2012-06-16

OMG I LOVE cinnamon rolls, and these look wonderful!

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