Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls


These cake mix cinnamon rolls are absolutely delicious. I make them the night before, take them out in the morning and let them rise. I have also made sticky buns with this recipe using a coconut/pecan frosting for the bottom of my pan.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
16 cinnamon rolls


  • 2 ½ cups warm water

  • 3 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, or to taste


  1. Pour warm water into a bowl; add yeast and let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Combine yeast mixture, cake mix, and 3 cups of flour in a large bowl; stir well. Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition until dough pulls together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

  3. Lightly oil a large bowl; place dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  4. Deflate dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a 10x16-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter over the rectangle; sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon. Starting from one of the long sides, roll up the rectangle and cut into 1-inch wide rolls.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  6. Pour melted butter into a small bowl. Mix the white sugar and pecans in another small bowl. Dip the top of each roll in melted butter, then in sugar and pecan mixture, then arrange rolls snugly in the prepared pan. Cover rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
14g Fat
64g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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