Best Ever Cinnamon Buns

Best Ever!

Best Ever Cinnamon Buns

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

"Best Ever!"


  •     2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  •     2 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
  •     1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  •     6 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  •     3 eggs
  •     1/3 cup vegetable oil
  •     1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  •     1/2 cup butter, softened
  •     4 tablespoons white sugar
  •     2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  •     1/4 cup butter, melted
  •     3 cups confectioners' sugar
  •     1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •     2/3 cup milk


  1.     In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, and let stand for 3 minutes. Add cake mix, 1 cup flour, eggs, oil, and salt; beat well. Stir in remaining flour until a soft dough forms.
  2.     Knead on well floured surface for about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the dough surface. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  3.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4.     Punch down, and divide into two equal parts. Roll out each section on a lightly floured surface. Spread each with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  5.     Roll up like jelly rolls and cut buns 1 1/2 inches thick with a piece of dental floss or a dull knife. Place in greased baking pans, and allow to rise until doubled.
  6.     Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  7.     Meanwhile, combine confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, vanilla, and milk. Remove baked buns from oven and drizzle with frosting.