- 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 2 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F)
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 6 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup milk
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, and let stand for 3 minutes. Add cake mix, 1 cup flour, eggs, oil, and salt; beat well. Stir in remaining flour until a soft dough forms.
- Knead on well floured surface for about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the dough surface. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Punch down, and divide into two equal parts. Roll out each section on a lightly floured surface. Spread each with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll up like jelly rolls and cut buns 1 1/2 inches thick with a piece of dental floss or a dull knife. Place in greased baking pans, and allow to rise until doubled.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, combine confectioners sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, vanilla, and milk. Remove baked buns from oven and drizzle with frosting.