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Never-Fail Yeast Rolls

This simple recipe produces sweet, tender rolls and requires no kneading. It's the perfect way for a child to make an impressive contribution to a meal. It's also nice for an adult who wants homemade rolls without the usual fuss.—Karen Gentry, Eubank, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow or white cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Melted butter


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat in the flour, dry cake mix and salt (do not knead). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle; cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up, beginning at the wide end; place point side down on greased baking sheets. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
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  • farmcook82
    Dec 29, 2014

    I have been making these for years and they are a hit everytime. So easy and take so little time I have even made them on Christmas morning

  • Cheryl Clawson
    Apr 6, 2013

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  • scotchcat
    Apr 25, 2011

    Meant to give these 5 stars!!!

  • scotchcat
    Apr 25, 2011

    These rolls are wonderful!! Easy - Quick and very yummy!! They remind me of hawaiian bread as they are on the sweet side. Will make these for special events!!

  • Dasydk
    Nov 23, 2005

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  • nicki5858
    Nov 5, 2005

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