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Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls are a great, easy recipe for a family favorite cinnamon roll that is perfect for a weekend breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 roll


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cake mix
  • 2 packages quick-rise yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 6 tbsp butter softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk more if needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13 x 9 jelly pan and set aside. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add 4 cups flour, cake mix, yeast and salt. Whisk lightly to combine. 

  3. Add the warm water and mix until well combined. 

  4. Add 3/4 cup flour to the mixture and knead for one minute in the bowl. Sprinkle your workspace with an additional 1/4 cup flour and knead the dough until soft and elastic (about 5-6 minutes). 

  5. Roll the dough out to the shape of a large 8 x 16 rectangle and spread 4 tablespoons of softened butter all over the dough. 

  6. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and whisk to combine. Generously sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the buttered dough

  7.  Starting with the long side of the dough, roll into a log and pinch the ends to seal tightly.

  8. Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices and place on the greased pan. Cover loosely with a towel and place in a warm place for 15 minutes or until the rolls double in size. 

  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until the rolls are a light golden brown in color. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before drizzling the vanilla glaze on top.

  10. Add the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk. Mix well. If you prefer a thinner glaze, add another tablespoon of milk. 

  11. Drizzle the vanilla glaze on top of the warm cake mix cinnamon rolls and ENJOY!!