Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls


Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls The Southern Lady Cooks

Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls The Southern Lady Cooks

Butter pecan cinnamon rolls are DELICIOUS! These particular cinnamon rolls are a tad bit different because a cake mix is used to make the dough. The texture and the flavor are out of this world!  This recipe makes a lot of cinnamon rolls, so it’s perfect for brunch or Christmas morning.

Ingredients Needed for Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls:

Warm water

Active dry yeast

Vanilla cake mix

Vanilla extract


Butter, melted

Brown sugar

Chopped pecans


Other ideas for this recipe:

Recipe Notes: This recipe makes TWO 9X13 pans of cinnamon rolls. As you can see from the photos, you can easily use cast iron skillets, too.

If you like this recipe, you may want to try our apple butter cinnamon rolls!

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Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls The Southern Lady Cooks

Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls The Southern Lady Cooks

Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are made with a cake mix! Easy and delicious!

Prep Time2 hrs

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time2 hrs 25 mins

Course: bread, Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 12 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 2 1/2 cups of warm water
  • 2 packages of active dry yeast
  • 1 15.25 ounce box of Vanilla cake mix I used Betty Crocker
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2-5 cups of flour
  • 4 tablespoons of butter melted
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Pour yeast into warm water and stir. Let sit for 2-3 minutes. Add cake mix, vanilla extract, and 4 1/2 cups of flour. Knead until the dough is easily manageable. Add the other 1/2 cup of flour if the dough is still too sticky. Roll dough into a large ball and place in a greased bowl, and cover (I use a dish towel). Let it rise till it doubles in size (it usually takes an hour or so for me). While the dough rises, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.

  • After the dough has doubled, punch down, remove it from the bowl and divide it into two pieces. On a floured surface, roll one section of the dough out into a rectangle with 1/4 inch thickness. Spread half the melted butter and half the brown sugar cinnamon over the dough. Roll the dough up lengthwise. Cut in slices and place in greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Repeat with the other piece of dough. Cover with a dish towel and let them rise until doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

You can use a powdered sugar glaze or a cream cheese frosting with these cinnamon rolls. I like to frost them with our brown sugar frosting. You can find it here.

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Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Butter Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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