Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Yellow Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Yellow Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

2 ½ cups lukewarm water
2 pkg. Quick rise yeast
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup flour
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
3 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 stick margarine, softened
sugar and cinnamon

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water (3 minutes). Add dry cake mix, 1 cup flour, 3 eggs, oil and salt. Beat with mixer until bubbles appear. Slowly add about 3 ¼ cups flour. Add more flour if dough is too sticky to work with – about 2 more cups may be needed to be added to make a soft dough.

Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for about 5 minutes. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk. Separate dough into 3 pieces and roll out to about ¼” thick.

Spread with margarine. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll up jelly roll style and slice approximately 1 inch thick. Place each slice into greased baking pan and let rise until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350° for 20 – 30 minutes.
Ice with powdered sugar glaze while still hot.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk

Place sifted sugar into a small deep bowl. Gradually add milk until glaze is formed.  Drizzle over hot cinnamon rolls.

This makes a really, really large batch of rolls.  It was given to me by an aunt years ago and it's become one of my favorites to make cinnamon rolls with.  The rolls are very fluffy, like a bakery, rather than having the texture of bread like most homemade cinnamon roll recipes.

1 comment:

Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

OH DANG, I've got to try this!