why isn’t my dough rising?
If your dough is having a hard time rising, it may be from the temperature of water you used, when you were adding it to the yeast.
Yeast is a difficult ingredient, because if the water is too hot, it could easily burn and kill your yeast. Just make sure it is a little warmer than Luke warm, but you do not want your water to be hot.
how to make homemade cream cheese frosting:
I love cream cheese frosting on cinnamon rolls. It adds the perfect amount of sweet and tangy to the bread.
We have a lot of cream cheese frosting recipes on our site, but my favorite to go with cinnamon rolls, is our frosting we put on our Pumpkin Cupcakes.
Click, HERE, for the recipe.
what could I serve with my cinnamon rolls?
Cinnamon rolls can be a snack, breakfast, dessert, or even a side dish if you are doing breakfast for dinner.
Here is what I like to serve each one with:
- As a snack, I love to serve it with a giant glass of milk.
- When serving this for breakfast, I usually serve mine with some fruit. I love our Winter Fruit Salad. It goes so perfectly with this recipe.
- If you are serving these S’mores Cinnamon Rolls as a dessert, I would highly recommend making our White Hot Chocolate to serve with it. I love dipping my cinnamon roll in hot cocoa.
- If you are having breakfast for dinner, and making these cinnamon rolls a side dish, I highly recommend making our Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole, for your main dish.
The best homemade cinnamon roll recipe
watch how to make another one of our favorite breakfasts:
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Watch how to make our other favorite breakfast dish, Nutella Stuffed Pancakes, here:
Looking for more cinnamon roll recipes? Here are a few of our favoriteS:
Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- 1 box white or yellow cake mix
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 2½ cups warm water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1 can cream cheese frosting
- Mix yeast and warm water until dissolved. Combine cake mix, salt and flour in a large bowl.
- Add warm water/yeast mixture and vanilla to cake mix, salt and flour mixture. Mix well.
- This may require kneading with your hands a bit to completely combine ingredients. Cover tightly. Let rise for one hour. Punch down and let rise again for another 30-60 minutes. On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle shape, approx 1/4" thick.
- Once dough is rolled out, brush with softened butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, use as little or as much as you like.
- Starting at end opposite from you, roll the dough towards you until all dough is rolled into one long piece.
- Slice dough into 24 equal sized pieces.
- Place rolls in two greased 9×13 pans.
- Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown. This will depend on your stove and your preference for how brown you like your cinnamon rolls.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
- If you prefer your frosting to melt into your rolls, frost after rolls have cooled for 10-15 minutes. If you prefer your frosting to stay on top of your rolls, wait until rolls have cooled until frosting.
- I usually sit my rolls on my stove top while my oven preheats to 350 degrees.
- This allows them time to rise and provides a bit of warmth from the oven warming.
- Mixing Bowl
- Hand or Stand Mixer
- Rolling Pin
- 9x13-inch Baking Pan (2)