Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cinnamon Buns from a cake mix

....Dear Cinnamon Roll, I love to hold you in one hand with a hot Java in the other....Thank you for making me smile with your cinnamony sweetness. Love, Me.

Sometimes, a pastry breakfast is just the ticket. This is a divine recipe provided by one of my favorite families in the world....because they are a lot like family to me. It's actually very easy to make.

In a large bowl, combine 1 boxed yellow cake mix, 2 packages of rapid rise yeast, and 4 cups of flour. Add 2 1/2 cups of hot water heated to the temperature stated on the yeast package (usually 120 to 130 degrees). Mix well, dough will be very thick. Add 1 more cup of flour. Mix well and allow to rise in a warm dry place for about 1 1/2 hours or until dough doubles in size.

Knead and roll half of dough into rectangle. Spread with softened butter, cinnamon, and sugar to your tastes.
Roll into a log and cut into 1 inch thick slices forming cinnamon rolls.

Place in greased 9x13 baking pan. Repeat with other half of dough. Let rise about 30-45 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 min or until brown. I was able to get 2 9x13 pans full.


1 box powdered sugar (1lb)

1 tsp vanilla

1 stick softened butter


Mix softened butter with vanilla and powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add milk or half and half a little at a time until icing becomes thin. You dont want it as thick as cake icing but not too runny. Frost cinnamon rolls while still warm.

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