This weekend we had our annual missions breakfast at church. We have a church wide breakfast and then a missionary speaker. Some of the men in the church prepare the breakfast and the ladies are asked to bring sweet rolls or muffins. I was asked to bring two dozen and decided to make these cake mix rolls. They are easy to mix up and remind me of an Entenmann's coffee cake in texture. Here's the recipe:
Cake Mix Rolls
1 box yellow cake mix
5 cups bread flour
2 pkgs. or two Tablespoons yeast
2 1/2 cups water (120-130 degrees)
1/4 cup soft margarine or butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps. cinnamon
Cream Cheese Filling
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 Tbsps. sugar
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsps. milk
In a large bowl combine the dry cake mix, the bread flour, and the yeast. Whisk together with a wire whisk. Add the warm water and stir well. No kneading is necessary. Cover and let rest for 10 mins.
In the meantime mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon filling.
Next thoroughly combine the ingredients for the cream cheese filling.
After the dough has rested for 10 mins. cut the dough in half, letting one half rest in the covered bowl while you work the other half. On a floured surface roll the dough into a large rectangle. Spread with the soft margarine or butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Roll up as you would a jelly roll. Cut the roll into approximately 18 pieces and arrange in greased baking pans.
You can use 9" x 13" pans for a dozen rolls or round cake pans or pie pans for six rolls. Let the rolls double in size--the rolls will probably touch each other when fully risen. This will take about 15-30 mins. depending on how warm your kitchen is.
Make an indentation in each roll with a tablespoon and fill with a spoonful of the cream cheese filling.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 mins. or until lightly browned. Cool slightly and then swirl on the glaze.
Try to eat just one!
Makes about three dozen.
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