Sweet Bread Rolls

This started after a conversation with my sister who is planning her daughter’s wedding reception.  She said she wanted to serve a roll, a little sweet, with enough flavor that it is great on its own.  This is a recipe from recipelink.com using a yellow cake mix to make rolls a lot like King’s Hawaiian rolls.  They tasted great to me last night with dinner, but even better this morning when I had one for breakfast!  Sweet!

 

2½ cups warm water (110°)
2 pkg (4½ tsp) active dry yeast
1 (15.25 oz – 18 oz) yellow cake mix
1 Tbl oil
5 cups flour
1½ tsp salt
4 Tbl butter, melted

In bowl of mixer, pour warm water, sprinkle yeast over, then cake mix.  Let sit 5 minutes.  Add oil, flour, and salt, mix all together.  Knead.  Let rise 1 hour.  Knead lightly again, pat out and cut for rolls and place on sprayed baking sheet or divide evenly into 30 pieces, make balls and place in two sprayed 9″x13″ pans (like pictured above).  Can also be made into two large loaves.  Let rise until double.  Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes for rolls and 30-35 minutes for loaves.  Brush with melted butter as they come from the oven.

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16 thoughts on “Sweet Bread Rolls

  1. These look super! Are you making enough for a whole wedding?! (My sis and I made 19 layer cakes for my daughter’s wedding and it actually was great fun in her tiny apartment kitchen). Happy baking!!

  2. This looks delicious ! What is your favorite brand of cake mix ? I know some people just won’t use ‘anything’ ! Also, I wonder how yummy these rolls would be if you poured coconut milk/cream over them just before baking ? Just a thought. Try it Kristen, and let us all know !!

    • My mother has always told me if you are going to use a cake mix definitely use Duncan Hines. I guess maybe a taste test is in order, that would be fun! I like your idea of coconut milk, I was thinking this would be a great dough to use for monkey bread or cinnamon rolls. ;o)

  3. I just made these to go with dinner tonight….they are the best rolls I”ve ever made, absolutely wonderful. I halved the recipe (there’s just the 2 of us) and it’s a good thing I did, we would have eaten the entire batch! For the record, I used Aldi’s brand for the cake mix, will try Duncan Hines next time. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Thanks for asking, I researched and learned a bit myself. This is what I found: Bread flour is a high-gluten flour and all-purpose flour is made from a blend of high- and low-gluten wheats, and has a bit less protein than bread flour. You can always substitute all-purpose flour for bread flour, although your results may not be as glorious as you had hoped. There are many recipes, however, where the use of bread flour in place of all-purpose will produce a tough, chewy, disappointing result. Cakes, for instance, are often made with all-purpose flour, but would not be nearly as good made with bread flour. For these rolls, I believe all-purpose flour might give you the lighter, fluffier result. The amount you use is the same. ;o)

  4. These are very beautiful and I am sure they are tasty too. I like the idea of having them leftover with some jam; like orange marmalade with coffee ;-)

  5. I made these twice already and both times, they were gone in minutes. I have a question: when patting out the dough before dividing equally, how big should they be approximately. I will make another batch this week and would like them to be of equal size. BTW, the simple recipes on your blog have inspired me to bake more. Thank you.

    • Hi! So glad you are loving this recipe. I thought it was great when I found it too. I am assuming you are talking about how big the pieces of dough are for the rolls? Without making it right now, this is what I can tell you. I am very meticulousness and would usually divide in half, then each half in half and keep going to try to get exact same size. But, that way you would end up with 32 pieces and in this case you want 30. So, what I would do is divide in half, then each half cut in thirds and each third divide into 5 so you get 15 for each pan. I hope I am making sense, instead of cutting pieces off the whole I keep dividing it out to try and come out with exact size pieces. I am going to try and make it this afternoon and get a better idea. Hope I don’t sound nuts! ;o)

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