Cake Mix Dinner Rolls

Cake Mix Dinner Rolls

When I saw this recipe I was very curious how you could make good yeast rolls with cake mix.  I’ve heard of cake mix cookies, but not cake mix yeast rolls.  I had everything at home, so I decided to give them a try.

These were really easy to make.  I used my KitchenAid mixer and it came together in no time.  These didn’t require a lot of attention and no kneading (my kind of recipe).  You just mix it up, let it rise, roll it out, let it rise and bake.  The rolls aren’t overly sweet, but there is a nice sweetness to them.  This recipe makes 20 rolls; just a few too many for two people.  I decided to use half of the dough and make cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  We really liked both the dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls.

If you are still looking for an easy homemade dinner roll for Thanksgiving give these a try.

Cake Mix Dinner Rolls
Cake Mix Dinner Rolls

Cake Mix Dinner Yeast Rolls
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or Bread Flour
  • 1 (9 ounce) package yellow cake mix (about 1 cup)
  • (don’t use the whole box it is usually 18oz you can also use 1 jiffy yellow cake mix)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 egg whites, beaten

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.  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. Brush the rolls with margarine and beaten egg white. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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

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