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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cinnamon rolls 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for fall and for feeding a crowd! They’re easy to make with a cake mix and they always comes out perfect.



Caramel Apple mixture

  • 2 apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Cinnamon Roll dough

  • 56 cups flour, divided
  • 1 box Caramel Apple Cake Mix, or you could use vanilla
  • 2 (.25 oz) packages of quick rise yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 can Caramel Apple Frosting (you could sub vanilla or cream cheese frosting as well!


Caramel Apple Mixture

  1. In a medium saucepan combine apples, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes until apples are soft and mixture thickens. Set aside to cool.

Cinnamon Rolls

  1. In large bowl combine cake mix, 4 cups of flour and yeast. Pour in warm water and mix to combine.
  2. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and add in 1-2 more cups of flour, kneading until the dough is elastic and soft.
  3. Place dough in a large greased bowl and cover. Allow to rise for 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400° and grease 2 9×13 baking pans.
  5. When dough has doubled in size remove from bowl and divide in half.
  6. Roll half of dough out on a floured surface into roughly a 10×14 inch rectangle.
  7. Mix together the cinnamon and light brown sugar for filling.
  8. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Reserving the other half for the second dough.
  9. Top this with half of reserved caramel apple mixture.
  10. Roll up the dough and cut it into 12 slices and brush with a little bit more butter. Place your rolls into one of the prepared pans and cover with a towel for another 20 minutes. Rolls will almost double in size.
  11. Repeat process with the leftover dough and remaining toppings.
  12. Bake each pan for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  13. Microwave the frosting for 20-25 seconds, stirring until smooth and pourable.
  14. Drizzle frosting over cinnamon rolls.
  15. Serve warm.


If you can’t find the Caramel Apple Cake Mix, simply sub in a vanilla or french vanilla cake mix. Also, you can easily use vanilla or cream cheese frosting.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 257
  • Sugar: 19.7 g
  • Sodium: 99.6 mg
  • Fat: 8.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.6 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 14 mg
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