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Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls

Quick-rise yeast and white cake mix hurry along these yummy breakfast rolls that you can have on the table in less than an hour.——Eula Colle, Marion, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    18 rolls


  • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 package (9 ounces) white or yellow cake mix
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, cake mix, yeast, salt and warm water; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 6-8 minutes. Roll dough into an 18x9-in. rectangle. Spread with butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll dough jelly-roll style, starting with the long end. Slice the roll into 1-in. circles; place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 15 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes. Frost if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 196 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • rena 55
    Aug 18, 2015

    I have made this recipe for so many years. I love the sweetness that the cake mix adds and it also helps to keep the rolls softer and more moist! This is a winning recipe!

  • Clark.S
    Jul 10, 2014

    These were pretty good and they certainly satisfied my pregnancy craving for cinnamon rolls, but my husband, brother and I could tell they were made from a cake mix rather than from scratch. By that I mean there was a much more subtle taste and the rolls were a little more dense. Overall though, good!

  • Mom2ARE
    Nov 1, 2013

    So quick and so easy!!! And delicious too! Great recipe!!!

  • marilynkeim
    Apr 18, 2012

    Im making these for my moms birthday breakfast tomorrow,will tweak them a little though to better suit her tastes-coffee flavored:)

  • Cookie65
    Aug 28, 2011

    I wanted a quick cinnamon roll recipe that I could make and take for our Sunday School Class. Decided to give this a try and they were fabulous! Only adjustment I may make is to use warmed milk rather than water next time. But I see lots of these rolls in my family's future!

  • Mommy_60460
    Feb 26, 2010

    I have made these cinnamon rolls SO many times and have never been disappointed in the results. I have been asked many times if I take orders for them! My family loves them, and they are so easy to make I never say no when my 9 year old asks for them on a Saturday morning.