Try this white cake mix cinnamon roll recipe for your next brunch or enjoy it as a sweet after-dinner treat.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

40 mins
2 hrs 45 mins
25 mins
3 hrs 50 mins
24 rolls


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Instructions Checklist
  • For dough, in a large mixing bowl, stir the yeast into 1/2 cup of the warm water; add the 1 teaspoon sugar. Let the mixture stand for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is foamy.

  • Stir the cake mix, 1 cup of the flour, the egg, cooking oil, salt, and the remaining water into yeast mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the remaining flour to form a soft dough. (Dough will be sticky.)

  • Cover and let rise about 1 hour or until doubled.

  • Lightly grease two 13x9x2-inch baking pans. Set aside. Stir dough down. Cover and let rise again until doubled (about 1 hour). Stir dough again. Divide in half. Turn 1 portion of the dough out onto a well-floured surface. Turn to coat lightly with flour. Roll the dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Brush with half of the melted butter.

  • For filling, in a small mixing bowl, combine the 1 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle half of the filling over dough. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting from one of the long sides. Pinch edge to seal.

  • Cut crosswise into 12 pieces. Arrange, cut sides down, in a prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining dough, remaining butter and remaining filling. Cover loosely; let the dough rise in a warm place until nearly doubled (about 45 minutes).

  • Uncover pans. Place a baking sheet under each of the pans. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly brown and rolls sound hollow when lightly tapped.

  • Invert onto serving plates. Drizzle Powdered Sugar Icing over warm rolls. Serve warm. Makes 24 rolls.

German Chocolate Pecan Rolls:

Prepare dough as for Best Cinnamon Rolls, except substitute 1 package (2-layer size) German chocolate cake mix for the white cake mix. For filling: Omit cinnamon and add 1-1/4 cups miniature semisweet chocolate pieces and 1 cup coconut to the sugar. Shape the rolls as directed. In a saucepan, melt 2/3 cup butter. Stir in 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar and 1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup. Cook and stir until sugar melts. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans. Divide pecan mixture between prepared pans. Slice each roll of dough into 8 pieces. Arrange 8 pieces, cut sides down, in each of the prepared pans. Let rise and bake as directed. Omit Powdered Sugar Icing. Makes 16 rolls.