Monday, September 14, 2009

Fabulous Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls


These cinnamon rolls are so easy to make you almost feel guilty eating them, unless… you make plenty to share with family and friends. With the cool autumn days just around the corner these are always a warm and welcomed treat. 


Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

3 cups water

2 packages quick rise yeast

1 tsp salt

1 box white cake mix

5 cups flour


1/4 cup butter melted

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoons Red Monkey organic cinnamon


Mix the 3 cups water, yeast and salt in large mixing bowl. Set aside while you gather the other ingredients.  Add the cake mix to the yeast mixture and whisk until smooth. Gradually add 4 1/2 cups of the flour, reserving the 1/2 cup. The dough will be sticky. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until double in bulk. While the dough is rising mix the 1 cup sugar and cinnamon together, set aside.  Knead the dough for 3 minutes incorporating the remaining 1/2 cup of flour into the dough. Roll dough into a rectangular shape about 1/2 inch thick.  Spread melted butter over the top of the rolled dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the top. From one of the long sides roll up the rectangle an cut into 1 inch slices. Cover with a damp cloth until double in size.  Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 15 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.  Brush remaining butter over the warm cinnamon rolls. Let the rolls cool completely then top with cream cheese icing below.


Cream Cheese Icing

1 (8ounce) packages cream cheese

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 cups confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dash salt


  In mixing bowl cream the butter and cream cheese gradually add the the confectioners sugar, mix until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and then add dash of salt.

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