Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine cake mix, flour and yeast in large bowl. Stir until well blended. Stir in hot water. Mix well with an electric mixer. You may need to add more flour to the dough if sticky. Add flour a little at a time to for better dough consistency. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk. (About 1 hour)
  • Cut dough in half. (Each half of dough should weigh about 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 lbs) Roll first half of dough into a large rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread with softened butter on entire dough. Grate orange peel about 1-2 t. and put on top of butter. Put both the brown sugar and granulated sugar on top of butter. Then cover entire roll with cinnamon on top of sugars. (I like a lot of cinnamon….)
  • Roll up jelly-roll fashion, try to roll tight and cut into 12 slices (2”). Place rolls in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Repeat with the second have of dough. Let rise in pans until doubled. (About 1 hour)
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Topping:
  • In saucepan combine 1/2 C. butter
  • 1/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 C. light corn syrup
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 C.of chopped pecan or walnuts
  • Heat all ingredients together until butter and sugar is melted. Then pour evenly over rolls.
  • **I double the topping recipe for my family's tastes. just depending on your tastes.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Makes 24 rolls. ENJOY!!
  • My kids love icing, so when rolls are cool, I put on top a powdered sugar icing which is powdered sugar, vanilla and a little milk (all to taste) mix until drizzle consistency. This is your option. What’s a little more calories at this point!!

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  • angelap 5 years ago
    i cant wait to try this i think i'll do it over the weekend and wake everyone up with the yummy smell of cinamon.. thanks
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    pollymotzko ate it and said...
    I am going to make these for sure. They have more flour to cake mix ratio and I'm sure they result in a more bread like, less sweet product. They really sound good though! Tonight I'm soon to be baking some homemade Sourdough Bread.

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko
    Paulettemotzko@yahoo.com
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    oh man! wonderful recipe - I bet they smell fabulous!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow super love cinnamon rolls thanks
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    wonderful post, great secret, love this.
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  • taylorsue82 6 years ago
    These would be great with a cream cheese icing.
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  • noir 7 years ago
    A Holiday treat for my Family! Thank You! :)
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  • recipediva 7 years ago
    look incredible...and from a box cake mix...i love cinnamon rolls. ON my list to make.
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  • organicmama 7 years ago
    Looks good!
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  • bisonbull222 7 years ago
    These sound great. I'm going to have them today.
    Thanks
    Rich
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  • blueyegrl814 7 years ago
    Hi Ivy...I don't see why not, can't hurt to try I guess. Just add enough flour to make more of a dough consistany. Let me know if it works out for you.
    Enjoy!
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  • ivy 7 years ago
    Wow, it looks delicious. I love sweets but I'm trying to loose some weight now but I'm definitely going to try this. Just a small explanation. Can I substitute the yellow cake mix, by making one myself (sugar, butter, eggs, flour, vanilla etc.,) because I don't even know if I can find any in Greece?
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  • angelgal 7 years ago
    Oh my...I can smell them baking!!! YUM!!
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