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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr 25 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen buns
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, and let stand for 3 minutes. Add cake mix, 1 cup flour, eggs, oil, and salt; beat well. Stir in remaining flour until a soft dough forms.

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  • Knead on well floured surface for about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the dough surface. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Punch down, and divide into two equal parts. Roll out each section on a lightly floured surface. Spread each with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

  • Roll up like jelly rolls and cut buns 1 1/2 inches thick with a piece of dental floss or a dull knife. Place in greased baking pans, and allow to rise until doubled.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Meanwhile, combine confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, vanilla, and milk. Remove baked buns from oven and drizzle with frosting.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 58.8g 19% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 39.5mg 13% DV; sodium 340.4mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
A fantastic cinnamon roll recipe that my Husband asks me to make again and again so he can take it to work for his coworkers. I get about 24 large rolls from this yield. The dough looks a little sticky at first, but if you keep a healthy amount of flour close and keep adding as needed through the 5 minute knead, it firms up beautifully. Another reviewer suggested the cream cheese frosting, and I won't ice them with anything else...it really makes them bakery quality. To repeat the posted frosting recipe, it's : 1/2 cup butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese 4 cups confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions 1 Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended. 2 Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Makes 2 Cups. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2003
TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!! Tastes like cake....This recipe sucks!! Read More
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318 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 222
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
A fantastic cinnamon roll recipe that my Husband asks me to make again and again so he can take it to work for his coworkers. I get about 24 large rolls from this yield. The dough looks a little sticky at first, but if you keep a healthy amount of flour close and keep adding as needed through the 5 minute knead, it firms up beautifully. Another reviewer suggested the cream cheese frosting, and I won't ice them with anything else...it really makes them bakery quality. To repeat the posted frosting recipe, it's : 1/2 cup butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese 4 cups confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions 1 Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended. 2 Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Makes 2 Cups. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Heavenly! These rise very slowly in the refrigerator so you can make them say in the afternoon put a pan in the fridge and bake them the next morning. I'm so happy not to have to slave away in the kitchen at 10:00 the night before! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2005
I made this for Christmas Breakfast and it was a real hit with the family - light and fluffy even 3 days later! The author just needs to adjust the amount of suggested flour! (or reduce the amount of water) depending on the quantity of rolls you want. Instead of the 6 c. add 9 c all-purpose flour and 1 c. more to your desired consistency. The important thing to remember is NOT to add additional flour after the first rise (dough should be slightly sticky for the light and fluffy part) as flour added in later doesn't mix in well and the result is dry and 'floury'. Also to knead and even 'throw' the dough down on the counter repeatedy until dough is elastic. Dough took 2 hours to rise so there is no way it can rise double in 45 minutes. A final recommendation is to bake the rolls only 20 minutes! and anything further creates a dried out pastry that won't be light and fluffy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
These cinnamon buns were awesome. It made a lot more It made 45 huge cinnamon buns. I opted to make the cream cheese icing as suggested and they were better than Cinnabons. Actually we are having a Christmas Shop at church next week and I've been asked to make these to sell!!!! Great job and thank you for sharing!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2003
These are great!I made them in afternoon refrigerated overnight and made these excellent cinnamon rolls in morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
Family told me this was a "grand slam". Can't do better than that. One adjustment. Don't know how these could be made with only 2 Tbsp. sugar in the filling. I used lots (about 1 cup) of brown sugar mixed in the cinnamon and then followed the directions. Superb. The cake mix is the secret ingredient. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2003
Wow! Highly recommended. Easy and very tasty. I used equal parts of brown and white sugar also doubled the amount recommemded to make them super sticky! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
I have made cinnamon rolls for years and this is the best I have found. My friends love it and have me make them offten. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
I made these buns on a Saturday morning for the kids brunch. I made the mistake of running out to the store while they were cooling......they must have been good cause the kids and friends gobbled them all up! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2003
TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!! Tastes like cake....This recipe sucks!! Read More
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