Vegan Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls
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These dairy-free birthday cake cinnamon rolls are best served warm or at room temperature. And they really do taste like birthday cake! Please note that the Prep time is hands on time only. Allow for up to 2 hours of rising time.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 cinnamon rolls
  1. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the warm water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy. If it doesn't bubble at all, your yeast might be inactive. Start over with fresh yeast.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, ¼ cup sprinkles, and 2 cups flour. Add the water and yeast mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms. Add the remaining flour as needed, ¼ cup at a time, until the dough comes together in a ball.
  4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. It will not expand as much as bread dough does.
  5. Gently punch down the dough, and then reshape it into into ball. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle about ¼-inch thick.
  7. Brush the dough with the melted buttery spread, and sprinkle with the cinnamon, brown sugar, and remaining 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles.
  8. Starting with 1 long end, tightly roll up the dough into a log, and slice it evenly into 12 rolls. Place the rolls cut side down in the pan.
  9. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, and let the rolls rise for 30 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375°F.
  11. Bake the rolls for 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown.
  12. Place the pan on a cooling rack, and let the rolls cool for at least 5 minutes.
  13. Spread the rolls with the frosting, and top with additional sprinkles. Serve while still warm.
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