Recently I asked my family what their favorite recipe of mine was and the answer completely surprised me! I had been thinking along the lines of a main dish, but it turns out what everyone *really* loves is the cake batter cinnamon rolls I make for special occasions and lazy Saturday mornings. They are very easy to make and combine all my favorite things – cinnamon rolls, cake, and Fruity Pebbles! Guess what? I am letting my secret recipe out of the bag – but be warned – you won’t want to stop eating these!
Fruity Pebbles Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls
You will need:
- 1 can seamless refrigerated dough. If you can’t find it, use biscuit dough and roll it together to form a sheet.
- 1/3 cup powdered yellow cake mix
- 1/3 cup fruity pebbles
- 1/2 stick softened butter
- parchment paper
First set your oven to 350 degrees and roll out your dough onto a sheet of parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter and cake mix together until blended into a paste. You can do this however is easiest for you, but since the butter is only softened, I use a pastry blender to quickly blend it with the powder. Spread it in a thin layer onto your dough and then sprinkle a generous amount of Fruity Pebbles on top.
Next, carefully and tightly roll it all up. By this point your dough will be fairly soft due to sitting out for a few minutes and having warm butter on it, so I like to pop my roll into the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up while I clean up the mess I just made. You don’t have to, but it makes it easier to cut into sections. So after you take it out of the freezer, cut in 1 inch increments.
Place each roll on a sheet of parchment paper about 2 inches apart and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
While they are cooking you can make icing. These are good enough plain that you don’t really need the icing, but it only takes a few minutes to whip up. I love them without it, but my husband loves them with it, so here it is. You will need 1 cup of Greek yogurt and 2 tbsp of powdered sugar. All you have to do is vigorously whisk them together until evenly blended and you are finished!
So after your rolls are finished cooking, set them aside to cool for 5 minutes and either serve or add a little icing on top. Check these babies out – they are soft, flaky and FULL of awesome.
If you are going to frost them it is best to do it while they are still warm so it can melt a little on top of your rolls. I wouldn’t add more than a tablespoon for the most balanced flavor.