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Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

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Fluffy, soft cinnamon rolls made with a cake mix shortcut. These decadent chocolate rolls are easy to whip up and are a delicious sweet treat.

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Looking for an absolutely fabulous cinnamon roll to make?! You must try these Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls. They will quickly become your go-to cinnamon roll recipe.

What Supplies Do I Need?

  • Mixing bowl + Wooden spoon or Electric mixer + mixing bowl (see below recipe note)
  • 2-Small bowls
  • Rolling pin
  • Sharp knife
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Pastry brush
  • 9 x 13 baking pan
  • Whisk

Your Ingredients List:

  • Chocolate cake mix (dry)
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Active dry yeast
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate chips

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A Brief Instruction Guide to Your Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls:

  • In a bowl, dissolve your yeast with water.
  • Then, in a mixing bowl,add in dry cake mix, a portion of the flour and yeast mixture. You will keep adding portions of the flour until your dough is formed and comes together in a ball shape.
  • Cover your dough and let it rise for about an hour. It should double in size.
  • When ready, gently punch down the dough and let it rest for 5-10 minutes
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle that should be approx 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Brush the dough with melted butter, then, sprinkle with brown sugar/cinnamon.
  • Next, roll the dough tightly into a log. Start with a long end and work slowly!
  • With a sharp knife, slice into 12 rolls and place in your prepared baking dish.
  • Let the roll rise until they have doubled in size. This could take 30 minutes to an hour.
  • When they are ready..bake!
  • Mix glaze ingredients and frost on warm rolls.
  • Top them off with chocolate chips before serving.  (Makes them even better!)

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Do My Rolls Have to Be Chocolate?

  • Nope! This recipe is easily adapted to any flavor cake mix. Be sure to stick with a standard size box of cake mix for the below ingredients to work . It should be approx 18 oz in size.

No electric mixer?

  • I used my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook for these rolls. However, you can make them in a regular mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.

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Yield: 12 Rolls

Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

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Fluffy, soft cinnamon rolls made with a cake mix shortcut. These decadent chocolate rolls are easy to whip up and a delicious sweet treat.

Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

FOR ROLLS:

  • 1 box, chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

FOR FILLING:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

FOR FROSTING:

  • 4 TBSP butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3–4 TBSP milk
  • chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix warm water with active yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix dry cake mix with 2 cups of flour.  Then, add in yeast mixture and mix until dough forms. Gradually, add in remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time.  Mix until dough forms into a ball. However, you may not need all the remaining flour.
  3. Cover and let the dough sit in a warm place until it doubles in size. This should take about an hour.
  4. When ready, punch dough down slightly and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
  5. On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle, that is approx 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Brush the dough with melted butter, then, sprinkle with brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
  7. With the long side of the dough, roll tightly into a log shape. Cut the log into 12 separate rolls.
  8. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and place rolls in the prepared dish.
  9. Cover and let the rolls rise until doubled in size. This should take 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  10. When ready, bake rolls in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until brown.
  11. Let rolls sit for 5-8 minutes before frosting.

FOR FROSTING:

  1. In a bowl, whisk ingredients until smooth.  Frost on warm rolls. If desired, top with chocolate chips before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Vicki H

Saturday 17th of April 2021

Just making sure these only bake for 8 to 10 minutes?

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 18th of April 2021

Hi Vicki- Yes, that is correct. Enjoy!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

What a delicious Cinnamon Roll and so easy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Thanks Miz Helen!

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