Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

Do you love a light and fluffy cinnamon roll? You know, the kind that is raised high, filled with gooey cinnamon filling and frosted with a sweet glaze…. I sure do! I especially love them when the recipe is guaranteed not to fail.

Well, if a cinnamon roll like that is what you want, look no further. I have the PERFECT recipe for you. In fact, it is so good that when my son entered these rolls in the county fair, he won first place!

The secret ingredient is a boxed cake mix. What?! Yep, a cake mix. Any flavor at all. Try a spice mix for a fall roll or how about a lemon or orange mix with a citrus glaze. My favorite is a golden vanilla mix. I bet strawberry would be fun topped with fresh strawberries. The possibilities are all up to you!

Here is the recipe—

Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 2 1/2c warm water
  • 2Tbs yeast
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1tsp salt
  • 5c flour
  • 2 c chopped nuts – optional

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1 c melted butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 4c powdered sugar
  • 1/2c milk
  • 2tsp vanilla


Combine first six ingredients in a mixer using a dough hook until a soft dough forms. Place dough in a warm place and allow to rise until double about one hour. Roll dough into a 1/4-1/2” rectangle. Spread cinnamon filling evenly over rolled dough. Top with nuts if desired. Carefully roll dough from the long side making a long roll. Cut into 1 1/2” slices. Place very closely together in a large greased cake pan. Let rise for another 30min. Bake at 350* for 30-35min or until golden brown. Frost while warm.

Fresh from the oven

Time to eat! These taste fantastic all warm and gooey:) This pan didn’t last long at my house!

Kid tested and approved!!

I hope you will give these cinnamon rolls a try. They are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Let me know how they go:) I’m positive they will make your day a SWEET day for sure❤️❤️

22 thoughts on “Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

  1. These look delicious! I’m confused about the pan size, though. Seems like a 9 x 13 cake pan isn’t big enough for all that delicious-ness…do you use a jelly roll pan? Or something else?
    Thanks for help with my question!

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  2. They sound delish, but in a two-person household and one of us diabetic, it’s probably a bad idea. Maybe for the next greyhound coffee morning picnic, when I can persuade everyone else to eat them!

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