Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

 This month's Have the Cake challenge was to make cinnamon rolls.  We frequently eat these at our house so my challenge was to find a different recipe.  I came across this recipe on a site called Yummly.com.  I made a few changes such as using brown sugar instead of granulated sugar and drizzling with Karo syrup.  I thought I had a box of French Vanilla Cake mix and that would have taken this recipe through the roof!  The boys all gave it a thumbs up so I guess its a keeper!

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
5 cups all-purpose flour
18 1/4 ozs cake mix (yellow)
1/2 oz yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water (120 to 130 degrees f/50 degrees c)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon 
3 tablespoons Karo Syrup (optional)

 In a mixing bowl, combine 4 cups flour, dry cake mix, yeast and warm water until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. 

Roll each portion into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Brush with butter; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon... I also like to drizzle 3 tablespoons of Karo Syrup over it.

 Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side down in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pans. 

Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 20 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 20 minutes.

Yields 24

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