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Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

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
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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

Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls #cakemix #cinnamonrolls #chocolate #tableforsevenblog

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



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


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


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


  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.


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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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

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  1. Vicki H says:

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

  2. Miz Helen says:

    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

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