1 (18.25 oz.) package French vanilla cake mix
5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups warm water (105-115 degrees)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided and melted
1/2 cup raisins, divided
3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
STIR together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 1 hour.
COMBINE 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.
TURN dough out onto a well-floured surface; divide in half. Roll one portion into an 18 x 12-inch rectangle. Brush with half of butter, sprinkle with half of sugar mixture, half of raisins, and 1/4 cup pecans.
ROLL up starting at long end; cut crosswise into 16 (1-inch thick) slices. Place rolls into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Repeat procedure with remaining rectangle. Cover and chill 8 hours.
REMOVE from refrigerator, and let stand 30 min.
BAKE at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden; cool slightly.
STIR together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla; drizzle over rolls. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Yield: 32 rolls.