Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite breakfast recipes. With the sweet taste of a cake, these Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls are foolproof to make.
Maybe it's just me, but making homemade cinnamon rolls used to really intimidate me. I'm not even sure why, but I always had it in the back of my mind that I would somehow mess them up so I just never tried. I'm so glad I finally did because now I LOVE making them. Homemade always tastes better, and when it comes to cinnamon rolls they are no exception. They bake up so big and fluffy and I covered mine with cream cheese frosting. Just right from a container, nothing really fancy. Usually, cinnamon rolls are a special occasion breakfast for us. Christmas morning, birthdays, or Father's day, but this week I decided to make them just because. The kids absolutely love them and my youngest kept asking whose birthday it was.
Don't be intimidated by these Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls, you can totally do this! If you want some tips on the perfect way to get your dough to rise then check out these Yeast and Baking Lessons. Since everyone lives in different places and has a different temperature in there home your time for rising will vary. It took mine a good 3 hours before it was ready. Since it takes so long I usually make these the night before and then bake them in the morning.
Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 package Active dry yeast
- 1 ¼ cup Warm water
- 3 cups All purpose flour divided
- 1 box Yellow cake mix
- ¼ cup Butter melted
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- ½ cup Brown sugar
- 1 container Cream cheese frosting
- Start by mixing yeast and warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile prepare a round pan with non stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl mix together 2 ½ flour and cake mix. Add your yeast and water that has been sitting and gently mix. Slowly add remaining flour until dough forms and comes together in a ball. Cover bowl and allow to sit in a dry warm place to rise. This could take 2-3 hours depending on how warm the place it you are sitting your dough in.
- Once your dough has risen punch the middle and then form into a ball again. Allow it to sit while you get the inside ready. In a small bowl whisk together melted butter, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar.
- On a floured surface roll out dough into a large rectangle. Lightly brush the inside with your butter mixture (you may not have to use all the butter mix to cover). Tightly roll up dough into a log and then cut into 12 rolls. Allow this to rise another 30 minutes - 1 hour before baking.
- Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked.
- Top with cream cheese icing, serve and enjoy!