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These "Take the Cake" Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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1 pkg. French vanilla or yellow cake mix
5 1/2 to 6 cups flour
2 pkgs. dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 1/3 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup butter
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

In a large mixing bowl, add warm water and yeast; wait 10 minutes. Add the dry cake mix, 2 cups flour and salt; mix well. Add the rest of the flour, mix, then turn out onto a floured surface, kneading the dough until smooth, about 3 minutes. This dough will be sticky, so add more flour if needed. Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch the dough down and place on a floured service. Divide dough into 2 pieces and let rise for about 10 minutes. Roll each dough ball into a 9x16-inch rectangle. Filling: Spread each one with 1/2 the butter. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the buttered dough rectangles. Starting from the long side, roll each one like a jelly roll. Make sure the seams are sealed. Cut into 1-inch pieces; set aside. Sauce: Put sugar, butter and corn syrup into a saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Pour the sauce into a large jelly roll pan. Sprinkle the nuts over the sauce. Place the pieces of cinnamon rolls, cut side down, on top of the sauce; spacing them evenly to fill the whole pan. You can cover and chill them for 8 hours or let them rise at room temperature for 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Turn the rolls over onto a platter, so the sauce in on top.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are "to die for", really! Take the time to try this recipe, you will not be sorry. They are perfectly sweet, buttery and gooey. Everyone who tastes them cannot believe they are made with cake mix as one of the ingredients. I often use the yellow cake mix and add a touch of vanilla extract. So do yourself a favor and put these on your "Bucket List!"




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