Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls-Pinterest Inspired

Today is my Pinterest Inspiration Day.  After seeing so many yummy looking and sounding cinnamon roll variations on Pinterest this past week I decided to copycat from all of them and add my own twist.  They turned out great!  Hard to go wrong with homemade cinnamon rolls : )
 Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:
Cinnamon Rolls:
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 packages of active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups of warm water-120 degrees
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups flour
I large box instant vanilla pudding
1 cups brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
raisins (optional)
1 large can cream cheese frosting
(I use 1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1/2 cup cream cheese with 2 teaspoons butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla to make frosting.)

Mix yeast and warm water until dissolved. Combine cake mix, salt and flour in a large bowl. Add warm water/yeast mixture and vanilla to cake mix, salt and flour mixture. Mix well, completely combine ingredients. Cover and let rise for one hour. Punch down and let rise
again for another 30-60 minutes.
On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle shape, approx 1/4″ thick. Once dough is rolled out, brush with melted butter. Sprinkle dry vanilla pudding mix over dough. More sprinkling with brown sugar and granulated sugar, cinnamon and lightly dust with nutmeg. Add the raisins into the filling layer if desired.
Starting at end opposite from you, roll the dough towards you until all dough is rolled into one long piece and pinch seam to seal. Slice dough into 24 equal sized pieces.
Place rolls in two greased 9×13 pans. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Frost with cream cheese frosting.
A pan of these quickly disappeared in my house!

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