43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1

This is my favorite recipe because it is so quick. Frost if desired.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Combine 3 cups flour, cake mix, yeast, and salt in a large bowl; beat warm water into flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Mix remaining 1 cup flour into batter to make a soft dough.

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  • Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth, 6 to 8 minutes. Roll dough into a 9x18-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter over dough and sprinkle evenly with sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough into a log, starting with a long edge, and pinch edges together to seal.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  • Cut dough into 1-inch thick slices and arrange on prepared baking sheet. Cover rolls and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 15 minutes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cinnamon rolls are lightly browned and cooked through inside, 15 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; 3 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 219 mg sodium. 36.7 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2013
These were absolutely delicious! - A couple of notes: 1/2 box of cake mix = 1-1/2 cups If you are measuring yeast from a jar rather than using packets you need 5 teaspoons. I needed to add a total of about 1-1/2 cups of flour prior to rolling out plus more needed for kneading/rolling. I prefer brown sugar so I used that. I also like a lot of cinnamon so I used 2 teaspoons rather than 1. I placed these in a jelly roll pan (10" X 16") 3 across 6 down for a total of 18. When they baked they were all puffy and touching so the edges didn't all get brown which IMHO is what you want with cinnamon rolls. This is replacing my former "go-to" cinnamon roll recipe. Easy and delicious.
(39)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2019
Well mine turned out terribly dense. They were nearly too tough to eat. I followed the instructions on the kneading, but I’m wondering if I made a mistake along the way. I’m going to try again - I hope a white cake is just as good as a yellow cake.
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2013
These were absolutely delicious! - A couple of notes: 1/2 box of cake mix = 1-1/2 cups If you are measuring yeast from a jar rather than using packets you need 5 teaspoons. I needed to add a total of about 1-1/2 cups of flour prior to rolling out plus more needed for kneading/rolling. I prefer brown sugar so I used that. I also like a lot of cinnamon so I used 2 teaspoons rather than 1. I placed these in a jelly roll pan (10" X 16") 3 across 6 down for a total of 18. When they baked they were all puffy and touching so the edges didn't all get brown which IMHO is what you want with cinnamon rolls. This is replacing my former "go-to" cinnamon roll recipe. Easy and delicious.
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
I've had cinnamon rolls made with part cake mix before and these do not disappoint. If you've never had any; the texture is pretty light and the flavor is great. There's a good chance you will need more flour as mentioned in directions because they can be quite sticky. I paired them with the "Simple Orange Glaze" recipe on here. Delicious. Much faster to make than traditional cinnamon rolls too (love that part.)
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2013
super easy to make soft & fluffy & delicous - why on earth would anyone buy dough in a can if you could create this in 15 minutes of waiting for the dough to rise? 100 times better than canned dough. I used a Jiffy yellow cake mix because it's already only 1/2 a cake mix in size. I think that is why they are called Jiffy in the name. Thanks so much for sharing it. I am looking forward to making them many many times in the future.
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2014
Stop the presses! This is the most amazing cinnamon roll recipe EVER! I made these for my kids and they couldn't believe how good these were. One of my kids said "This is better than one of those bakery cinnamon rolls at the grocery store!". My picky husband said that I should submit this recipe to the state-fair contest. Seriously. These were amazing. Soft inside and perfect outside. I did make two minor changes. I doubled the cinnamon and I baked at 375 so they were a tad brown on the top (baked for 18 mins). I also made a simple icing recipe. Just pour over the freshly baked cinnamon rolls after pulling them out of the oven while still in the pan. (Mix 2 cups powdered sugar 2 TB butter 1 tsp vanilla and 1 TB milk).
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2013
I tried this recipe and I was so amazed at the taste and texture of the cinnamon rolls. My family couldn't get enough. The recipe is easy to follow and very convenient. I will definitely be adding this recipe to my collection.
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2013
Used brown sugar instead of white much thicker than what I expected/am used to. I have only made cinnamon buns with biscuit dough before these are well worth the little extra effort.
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2013
I followed the recipe as written except I made it in my kitchen aid. Really easy and good.
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
This is the first time I've made homemade cinnamon rolls. I made them the day before let them rise they doubled in size so make sure to give plenty of room on a tray. I got 15 large rolls and they were very good. This recipe was so easy for a beginner to make. I made it exactly and it turned out perfect. I have half the yellow cake mix left which gives me an excuse to make them again! Thanks for making our Christmas breakfast a tasty one!
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2013
This recipe was super easy! I agree with the extra flour and the use of brown sugar.
(5)