Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

May 15, 2014


My chocolate break real didn't last too long, did it?  So sorry..it's a sickness.

Have you seen these around Pinterest? Making a cinnamon roll out of a cake mix?  I've seen them around the web a bit and just had to give them a whirl.  Of course, my cake mix of choice was chocolate, but, these will work with any ole' flavor of boxed cake you wish to use.   The dough was so much easier to work with than your regular cinnamon roll dough.  Rolling it out was a snap.

That's my least favorite part of making cinnamon rolls.  The dough rolling.  It could be because my kitchen lacks a rolling pin.  It broke. Who would of thought a rolling pin from the dollar section of Target wouldn't last long?  Go figure. So, I use a cup to roll out any types of dough.  A bit more of a challenge at times.

Anyways, I wasn't quite sure how the cinnamon filling would go with the chocolate, but, no worries..it works just fabulously.  They taste delicious.
Oh..I also stuck some mini chocolate chips in the middle too. Remember..it's a sickness.


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Chocolate Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:15 + rising time
Cook Time: 00:30
Ingredients (24 rolls)
    FOR ROLLS
    • 1 box cake mix
    • 2 1/2 cups warm water
    • 5 cups flour
    • 2 TBSP active yeast
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp salt
    FOR FILLING
    • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
    • 1/2 -3/4 cup brown sugar
    • sprinkle of ground cinnamon
    • 4 TBSP melted butter
    FOR GLAZE
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 TBSP light corn syrup
    Instructions
    in a bowl, mix together yeast and water until dissolved. Set aside.
    In large mixing bowl, whisk together cake mix, salt and flour.
    Slowly add in yeast mixture and vanilla into flour mixture. Mix well until dough forms.
    Cover well and let it rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough. Re-cover and let it rise for an additional hour.
    Once ready, roll dough into a rectangle onto lightly flour surface. About 1/4 thick
    Spread with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and mini chocolate chips.
    Roll tightly into jelly roll. Cut into 24 equal slices.
    Grease 2- 9x13 baking pans. Place rolls into pans. Cover and let them rise until doubled (about 20-30 minutes)
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
    For icing- melt ingredients in saucepan over low heat until smooth. Drizzle on warm rolls.

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