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Best Ever Cinnamon Buns

Best Ever!
Prep20 Mins
Cook30 Mins
Ready135 Mins
Servings24

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  1. 1In 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. 2Knead 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. 3Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 4Punch 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. 5Roll 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. 6Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. 7Meanwhile, combine confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, vanilla, and milk. Remove baked buns from oven and drizzle with frosting.
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