Saturday, August 18, 2012

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Having searched and searched for a tasty cinnamon roll recipe that doesn't require (1) a bread machine, (2) a stand mixer with a dough hook, and (3) oodles of time, I stumbled across the perfect recipe in a little recipe book in Ely, MN. Simple, tasty, and effective. A must.


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 5 1/2 - 6 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Mix water, yeast, eggs, cake mix, and flour in the above order. Knead well. Let stand until the dough doubles in size. Dough should be lightly sticky but pliable.a
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Spread with meltedbutter, sugar, and cinnamon. 
  3. Roll up dough and cut into 1" slices. Place onto a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, 12-14 minutes.
  5. Serve warm!
The rolled dough on the left, with buns ready for the oven on the right.


Oh boy, were these tasty. You can never go wrong with brown sugar and dough, and these were no exception. I cut them about twice as large as they should have been, so we ended up with some pretty monstrous rolls. But tasty nonetheless. Will definitely make again.

Huge! Tasty! Sugar! Butter!

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