No Fail Cake Mix Cinnamon Buns

These cinnamon buns are fantastic! They are fluffy and moist on the inside and not to mention that one of the key ingredients is a boxed cake mix!

No Fail Cake Mix Cinnamon Buns

No Fail Cake Mix Cinnamon Buns


  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 pkgs. quick rise yeast
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 1/4 cups flour
  • Filling:
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • Icing:
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 ½ cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Dissolve yeast and water together
  2. Add milk, cake mix, eggs, oil and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add flour slowly.
  4. Knead dough for 5 minutes
  5. Put back in bowl and let it rise till it doubles, approximately 30 minutes.
  6. Generously spread butter on dough
  7. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon in abundance.
  8. Roll up dough starting from the long side. Seal ends.
  9. Cut into 1 inch slices.
  10. Place rolls into 2 greased 9x13 pans.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.
  12. When done baking turn cinnamon buns over in pan so juices can flow back into the cinnamon buns instead of dripping to the bottom of the pan.

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Written by Janine Goodman

Janine Goodman

As the online Food Editor, Janine Goodman, a trained chef and dedicated mom has a passion for creating easy to make dishes for the whole family. Whether its baking or cooking, her love of fresh produce and accessible ingredients make it a joy for readers to try her recipes.

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