Friday, November 28, 2008

Cake Mix Dinner Rolls

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We went out of town for the holiday and spent Thanksgiving with our family. As great as it is to see everyone there really is no place like home. I'm so happy to be back and so are the kids.

I promised I would post a new recipe so, I wanted to get this posted before it gets too late. You might think it's a bit strange adding cake mix to Dinner Rolls, but it really works. It's a great time saver if you re in a pinch for rolls. Years back I tried this recipe out of curiosity. I'm all for using a cake mix as a time saver, but in rolls.

In most recipes that call for a cake mix you cant even detect that one was used. Those are my favorite types of recipes. These rolls have a slightly sweet and not a overpowering cake mix taste. My husband thought the rolls were really good and couldn't even tell that I used a cake mix until I told him.

This recipe is very versatile and can be used to make cinnamon rolls as well. Just roll out the dough into a rectangle and slather butter all over the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Roll up and cut into slices and place in a greased dish. You can sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top if you like.

Make up a homemade powdered sugar glaze or cream cheese frosting and top them off.These rolls turn out awesome every time I make them. Keep in mind when making this recipe that a traditional cake mix is about 18.5 oz you will only need a 9 oz of the cake mix.

You can measure out a little over a cup as I did or you can use one box of Jiffy yellow cake mix. I prefer to use the Jiffy cake, because some of the other cake mixes can tend to be really sweet.

If you use a regular boxed caked mix (16 - 18 oz)  just save the remaining cake mix to make more rolls or use it for a dump cake or cobbler. Lets get started and I will show you how easy it is to make these rolls.


In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.



Stir in cake mix




and flour and beat until smooth. Add some additional flour on the counter and knead until the dough is no longer sticky.



Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.



Just like this. Grease two baking sheets. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.



Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into rounds. Let rest for 5 minutes and then roll into 12 inch circles.



Cut each circle into 10 wedges or smaller if you want smaller rolls.



Brush melted margarine onto the circles. Roll up the wedges, beginning at the wide end to make a crescent. Place on greased baking sheets with the end of the roll on the bottom.




Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with baking spray. Let rise until doubled in size, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).



Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.



brush with more melted butter before serving.



Remove to cooling rack and brush with more melted butter before serving.






Cake Mix Dinner Yeast Rolls

Ingredients
1 - (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/2 - cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 1/4 - cups all-purpose or bread flour
1 - 9 oz package Jiffy yellow cake mix 
1/4 - cup margarine, melted to brush on baked rolls

Directions:
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and cake mix.

Beat until dough is smooth. Add some flour on the counter and knead any additional flour to the dough.

Knead until it is no longer sticky. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil.

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Lightly grease two baking sheets. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.

Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into rounds. Let rest for 5 minutes and then roll into 12 inch circles. Cut each circle into 10 wedges.

Brush melted margarine onto the circles. Roll up the wedges, beginning at the wide end.

Place on prepared baking sheets with the end of the roll on the bottom. Cover with clear wrap that has been sprayed with baking spray. Let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown brush with additional butter when done.

Recipe yields: approx - 20 rolls

Cook's Note: If you use a regular (18 oz) cake mix just use half of the mix.


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36 comments:

Heart 4 My Home said... #

Oh my gosh! How ironic that you posted this recipe today. We went to the Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World today and they had a cookbook called Meemaw's Manna. I thumbed through it and jotted down and recipe for "no fail yeast rolls" that is exactly the same as this recipe you posted. Oh how ironic that we both were thinking of or looking at the same recipe on the same day. I guess great minds really do think alike! *grin*

~blessings

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Oh Nichole how funny. I have that exact cookbook Ü. I to was thumbing through that cookbook at Bass Pro Shop, there were so many recipes i liked i just ended up buying the book. It is one of my favorites in my cookbook collection.

VG said... #

Quick buy a lottery ticket. It's a believe that when something uncanny happens, it's a sign of good luck!

Cake mix and bread flour? What a great combination. I am sure the bread rolls must be very fluffy.

Debbie said... #

Looks great! Who would have thought... a cake mix?

Laura said... #

Those do sound interesting. I'll have to give them a try. Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving!

Brindi said... #

Wow! I love sweet dinner rolls. I will definitely have to try these!

YaYa's Funhouse said... #

can't wait to try...looks yummy!!

priscilla said... #

wow, tina. this looks so good! yummy. sounds like you had a great thanksgiving!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, you're my hero! Dinner rolls from a cake mix. I was impressed with the banana bread from a cake mix, but now you're over the top. My hat's off to you.

Sharon said... #

Wow, they look so plump and great! What a great idea!

Joan said... #

Hi Tina!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
I am absolutely going to try these. I also love your previous posts about the cake balls and choc chip pumkin cake. I made them both! When I get a compliment I just say, my friend over in Mesquite gave them to me!!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hello everyone and thank you so much for the nice words. These rolls were really good I couldnt believe it myself I used all purpose flour this time, but I think next time i want to use bread flour to see the differce in the two. Joan thank you so much wow you have been so busy making all those recipes. The cake balls were fun.

Live.Love.Eat said... #

Unbelievable!!!!!! It's amazing these are made with a cake mix. Ha ha. They look incredible!!!!!

inland empire restaurant and food reviews said... #

Thanks for the tip!!

Maria said... #

Interesting recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

Rebel said... #

I found your blog on another blog and the 'Cake Mix Rolls' caught my eye. I have the same recipe and have made these rolls for years but have never made them in the crescent shape, good idea. I have always thought these rolls tasted a lot like the Hawaiian sweet bread. So glad I found your blog, it looks like you have a lot of good recipes.

Stephanie said... #

That looks really yummy! I have never heard of using cake mix in rolls before, how cool!!

jinxi~ aka angi said... #

OH these look DIVINE! Im going to try these out very soon!

Jasmine said... #

I never would have thought of cake mix in a roll. I am curious too and I'll have to try it!

Micha said... #

I do believe I am putting these on the Oct/Nov. menu. I love slightly sweet yeast rolls like you get at Ryan's and I think these will probably taste close.

Denise said... #

I am now thinking about doing this using a chocolate cake mix and drizzling with frosting. Maybe even wrapping a marshmallow inside.

The Better Baker said... #

I've heard of many things, but this is a first for me! A cake mix to make yeast rolls??? WOW! I will definitely try it - just printed it. Oh how I love trying new recipes. This will be a tasty treat in my kitchen this week. Thanks so much for sharing - I love your beautiful pictures. I think I may have to post this one on my own blog. Keep up the amazing work!

stacy said... #

Just tried your rolls.They are delicious!

Julie Marie Winans said... #

Tried these last night my family loves them.

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I am so glad Julie. We make them in our house as well. They are so easy and tasty.

Karen said... #

I love how I comment on posts that are years old. haha.
I can't wait to try these this weekend. They look tasty and you make it look simple.
Thank you!

Anonymous said... #

Can't wait until we get our new oven this winter. This will be on my must try list.

Wren said... #

I'm dredging up things from the past, but these sound yummy. I do have a question. Since I'm travelling on Thanksgiving morning, I'd like to make these the day before. Have you tried doing this and just nuking them right before dinner, or maybe wrapping them in foil and putting them in the oven for a few minutes?

Mrsblocko said... #

I made these and wrote about them
here. They were super awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

FrazzledbutFun! said... #

I am so happy that I found your blog. I made these rolls and I was going to share some with a friend but my family ate them ALL! I didn't shape them into the crescent rolls because I didn't think I was up for that but I will try to next time. The rolls were delicious. These are now going to be my staple. I do have one question, to roll them out into crescents would I need a wooden board or does it really matter?

Tina Butler said... #

It doesn't matter. I just use my counter top when I roll out the rolls. So glad you liked them. They're our favorite as well. Perfect around the holidays.

Anonymous said... #

The rolls are wonderful and super easy.

Ruth Dunn Woods said... #

Can I use a white jiffy cake mix??

Tina Butler said... #

@Ruth,
I think a white cake mix would work just as well.

Leslie said... #

Ohhh Tina..I am soooo trying these!

Tina Butler said... #

Leslie the rolls are my absolute favorite. I highly recommend the jiffy yellow cake mix, because it is the perfect size and less sweet than other cake mixes.