Birthday cake cinnamon rolls

You will need:

Cinnamon rolls:

  • 1 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix
  • 4-5 cups flour


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup yellow cake mix


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a large mixing bowl, pour the hot water. Then whisk in the yeast & sugar. Let the mixture sit for at least 3 minutes. Stir in olive oil, salt and flour. Pat your hands with flour and use additional flour on the dough so you can knead it. Knead the dough until it becomes soft and elastic. Cover with a clean dishcloth and let rise for 45 minutes.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it’s 1/2 thick. Drizzle melted butter over the dough then sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and cake mix. Roll tightly into a long roll then slice 2 inch pieces from the roll. Place rolls on greased & floured baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 375 °.

Beat together powderred sugar, cake mix, butter, milk and vanilla. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls & sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles. Serve warm.

These are so delicious! This is a great basic cinnamon roll recipe by itself if birthday cake isn’t your thing (just don’t add the cake mix where it is called for). I wrapped the extra’s in tinfoil and then froze, so we can take them out and individually warm them up for breakfast. Yum!