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Recipe: Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls That Failed

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Cake mix cinnamon rolls that failed – how I wanted these to work. Since becoming a celiac this past summer I’ve stopped buying boxed cake mix, yet I had one left! Who knew this stuff was good for such a long time? Anyway, it wasn’t past its expiration date, so away I went. I searched for a different recipe to make with a box of cake mix – not cookies or cake – and I came across this cinnamon roll recipe from Betty Crocker. It did not work. But, my husband told me to call them cinnamon roll scones and then I could say they worked. He’s adorable.

So, here we go…maybe they’ll work for you, or maybe you’ll just call them cinnamon roll scones.

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour – all I had was cake mix flour
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) regular active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 container of frosting

First, gather all of your ingredients.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Next, mix the cake mix, 1/2 the flour and the yeast together. Then, slowly add the water mixing well. Add in the rest of the flour a bit at a time. Then, let it sit for about 1 hour. I wrapped mine in plastic wrap.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Now, roll it all out. This part was brutal. Not only was the dough so sticky, it didn’t rise much at all. I rolled it between sheets of plastic wrap and it seemed to work well. Caused less frustration on my part, that’s for sure!

Once it’s rolled out brush with butter and top with the cinnamon and brown sugar. I used twice as much as the regular recipe called for. The initial amount didn’t seem like enough at all.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Brush your pans with a bit more butter – you don’t want them to stick. Set the oven to 350 degrees and let the cinnamon rolls sit for 30 minutes while the oven heats up.

Bake for 15 minutes. The temperature and the time is different than the other recipe, but mine worked. 375 was too high, maybe because I made them a bit bigger.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Let them cool and then melt the frosting in the microwave for about 35 seconds. Then, lay the rolls on a cooling rack and drizzle with the frosting. I put paper towel under my cooling rack for quick and easy clean up.

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls: 3ten.ca

Time to eat! Enjoy – and let me know if this recipe works for you – I want to know why I failed.

See you again soon.

Recipe

Recipe: Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls That Failed
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2½ cups of flour - all I had was cake mix flour
  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) regular active dry yeast
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 container of frosting
Instructions
  1. First, gather all of your ingredients.
  2. Next, mix the cake mix, ½ the flour and the yeast together. Then, slowly add the water mixing well. Add in the rest of the flour a bit at a time. Then, let it sit for about 1 hour. I wrapped mine in plastic wrap.
  3. Now, roll it all out. This part was brutal. Not only was the dough so sticky, it didn't rise much at all. I rolled it between sheets of plastic wrap and it seemed to work well. Caused less frustration on my part, that's for sure!
  4. Once it's rolled out brush with butter and top with the cinnamon and brown sugar. I used twice as much as the regular recipe called for. The initial amount didn't seem like enough at all.
  5. Brush your pans with a bit more butter - you don't want them to stick.
  6. Set the oven to 350 degrees and let the cinnamon rolls sit for 30 minutes while the oven heats up.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. The temperature and the time is different than the other recipe, but mine worked. 375 was too high, maybe because I made them a bit bigger.
  8. Let them cool and then melt the frosting in the microwave for about 35 seconds. Then, lay the rolls on a cooling rack and drizzle with the frosting. I put paper towel under my cooling rack for quick and easy clean up.
  9. Time to eat! Enjoy - and let me know if this recipe works for you - I want to know why I failed.

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