July 23, 2014

Mini Cake Batter Cinnamon Buns

My daughter and I decided to bake treats for her fiance's best friend, Brandon. We decided on Mini Cake Batter Cinnamon Buns, an easy recipes we found on Pinterest from Sally's Baking Addiction. Not only did we make tasty treats, but we spent quality time together (something we rarely do because of our schedules).

Cinnamon Buns
  • 2-8oz tube crescent Place 'N Bake Crescent Rounds 
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Betty Crocker Supermoist white cake mix 
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
Cake Batter Icing
  • 3/4 cup Betty Crocker Supermoist white cake mix 
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • extra sprinkles for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (or whatever your tube of crescent roll instructs). Spray tins of the muffin pan with nonstick spray. Set aside. 
  2. Roll out the dough into long strips.
  3. Sprinkle the dough with half of your sprinkles and smooth out with a rolling pin (it works better than pressing the sprinkles with your hand). The sprinkles need to be pressed into the dough as much as possible. In the original recipe post, the author suggests covering the dough with parchment paper and rolled over it with a glass cup if you do not have a rolling pin. The dough needs to be completely smooth and 1/4" thick.
  4. Brush dough with 1 tbsp melted butter and cover with 2 tbsp of the cake mix. Brush 1 tbsp melted butter over the cake mix and sprinkle with 1 tbsp brown sugar.
  5. Repeat steps 2-5 with the other half of the crescent roll dough. Place buns into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the buns are lightly browned.
  6. Make the icing: whisk together sifted cake mix and milk until fully combined. Add more or less milk depending on how thick you want the icing. Spoon over warm cinnamon buns and top with sprinkles. And ENJOY!

After we made the buns, I constructed a box from a couple of spare gift boxes and off she went!

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