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Best Ever Cinnamon Buns

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2 h 15 m servings 367 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen buns)


  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.8g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 340 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, and let stand for 3 minutes. Add cake mix, 1 cup flour, eggs, oil, and salt; beat well. Stir in remaining flour until a soft dough forms.
  2. Knead on well floured surface for about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the dough surface. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Punch down, and divide into two equal parts. Roll out each section on a lightly floured surface. Spread each with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Roll up like jelly rolls and cut buns 1 1/2 inches thick with a piece of dental floss or a dull knife. Place in greased baking pans, and allow to rise until doubled.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile, combine confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, vanilla, and milk. Remove baked buns from oven and drizzle with frosting.

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A fantastic cinnamon roll recipe that my Husband asks me to make again and again so he can take it to work for his coworkers. I get about 24 large rolls from this yield. The dough looks a littl...

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TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!! Tastes like cake....This recipe sucks!!

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A fantastic cinnamon roll recipe that my Husband asks me to make again and again so he can take it to work for his coworkers. I get about 24 large rolls from this yield. The dough looks a littl...

Heavenly! These rise very slowly in the refrigerator, so you can make them say, in the afternoon, put a pan in the fridge, and bake them the next morning. I'm so happy not to have to slave awa...

I made this for Christmas Breakfast, and it was a real hit with the family - light and fluffy, even 3 days later! The author just needs to adjust the amount of suggested flour! (or reduce the a...

These cinnamon buns were awesome. It made a lot more, It made 45 huge cinnamon buns. I opted to make the cream cheese icing as suggested and they were better than Cinnabons. Actually we are h...

These are great!I made them in afternoon, refrigerated overnight and made these excellent cinnamon rolls in morning.

Family told me this was a "grand slam". Can't do better than that. One adjustment. Don't know how these could be made with only 2 Tbsp. sugar in the filling. I used lots (about 1 cup) of brown...

Wow! Highly recommended. Easy and very tasty. I used equal parts of brown and white sugar, also doubled the amount recommemded, to make them super sticky!

I have made cinnamon rolls for years and this is the best I have found. My friends love it and have me make them offten.

I made these buns on a Saturday morning for the kids brunch. I made the mistake of running out to the store while they were cooling......they must have been good, cause the kids and friends gobb...