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TikTok Cinnamon Rolls

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These TikTok Famous Cinnamon Rolls have a simple secret. It’s so easy to use canned Pillsbury rolls for baking the most delicious, soft, and gooey cinnamon rolls ever with just a few ingredient upgrades.

Just like a cinnamon roll breakfast casserole recipe, this Tiktok trend gets it right with flavor-enhancing heavy whipping cream. Let’s get started on this crazy easy change that will elevate your morning in no time!

how to make tiktok cinnamon rolls.

Why you will love making Tik Tok Cinnamon Rolls

Trends are Fun – This viral cinnamon rolls recipe hack is a trend that surely went crazy due to the ease and deliciousness of this morning breakfast favorite. 

There is nothing that I love more than testing out viral tiktok recipes.

We were the first creators of the hot chocolate cocoa bomb recipe, if you can believe that. We love creating trends and testing other recipes, and this breakfast recipe hack is a true winner. 

Making something good even better – Not all recipes can be made from scratch, and by using what is already available, like refrigerated cinnamon rolls, you can cut out half the time while still giving the recipe some homemade taste.

That is a win-win for homemade cinnamon rolls! 

viral cinnamon rolls recipe.

Would we make tik tok cinnamon rolls recipe again? 

Without a doubt!

These copycat Cinnabon rolls are a great way to bring that sticky fluffy bun to your kitchen.

While we have seen this recipe idea from various users online, we followed the video of @hallofraven and constructed our recipe on that. Watch her full video recipe here.


  • Heavy whipping cream – While it may be tempting to test half and half, as recipe bloggers, we know there is no substitution for actual heavy whipping cream. This will be divided into two parts of the recipe. 
  • Pre-made Cinnamon roll dough with cream cheese frosting or icing – An important change we had to make from trend – the store was OUT of giant cinnamon rolls, so I used the regular kind. 
  • butter 
  • brown sugar
  • chopped pecans

How to make TikTok Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and pour 1 cup of heavy whipping cream into a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Add canned cinnamon rolls on top of heavy whipping cream. Set aside. 
  3. Add unsalted butter to a small skillet or saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  4. Once melted, add sugar and the rest of the heavy cream and mix well; continue to heat over medium heat, constantly mixing, until bubbly and no longer grainy.
easy cinnamon roll hack recipe.
  1. Stir chopped pecans into the melted butter and cream mixture.  
  2. Drizzle whipping cream mixture on top of cinnamon roll dough. Place this sweet treat in the oven with a baking time of about 13-17 minutes or until centers are done and bubbly.
  3. Remove from oven and drizzle viral cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.
  4. Serve each fluffy tiktok cinnamon roll while hot. 
easy viral cinnamon rolls trending recipe.

Cinnamon Rolls Variations

  • Add a bit of vanilla extract or a dash of ground cinnamon to the heavy whipping cream before pouring over the batch of cinnamon rolls. 
  • While these store-bought cinnamon rolls are plenty sweet, sift some powdered sugar for presentation around the serving plate if wanted. 
  • This recipe is great to add leftovers from this oven baked candied pecans recipe.
cinnabun tiktok copycat recipe.
  • Probably the most fun we had this year; while not great to eat, this cloud bread recipe is super fun to make. 
  • Crunchy sugar around fruit tastes just like classic hard candies – but better. Try this tanghulu strawberry recipe or tanghulu grape recipe for an unusual trending treat. 
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TikTok Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
TikTok Trend Cinnamon Rolls use canned Pillsbury rolls to bake the most delicious, soft, and gooey cinnamon rolls ever with just a few ingredient upgrades.


  • 9×13 baking dish


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cans cinnamon rolls with icing  12.4 oz. each, (8 rolls per tube)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and pour 1 cup of heavy whipping cream into a 9×13 baking pan.
  • Add cold canned cinnamon rolls on top of whipping cream. Set aside. 
  • In a small skillet or saucepan, add unsalted butter and heat over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add brown sugar and remainder 3 tablespoons of whipping cream and mix well.
  • Continue to heat over the pan over medium heat, constantly mixing, until bubbly and no longer grainy.
  • Stir in chopped pecans. 
  • Drizzle butter/cream mixture on top of cinnamon rolls and bake for 13-17 minutes or until centers are done and bubbly.
  • Remove cinnamon rolls from the oven and drizzle with canned icing. Serve hot. 


  • Reserve some chopped pecans to add as topping to cinnamon rolls.
  • For presentation, sift powdered sugar alongside plate and set cinnamon roll in the center.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. I made the recipe this morning but did a few extra things to make sure that it didn’t have that processed taste. I did add 2t cinnamon and a 1t vanilla to the heavy cream at the bottom. I also added nuts , 1/2t and another 1T of extra cream 1 1/2C chopped nuts to the brown sugar mixture as well for the top.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I agree with you – adding the extra cinnamon and vanilla will really elevate the cinnamon rolls!

  2. I did this recipe but used the original recipe on TikTok it says to cover them they did not rise next time i won’t cover where kinda doughy.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      We always test the recipes and then write what works (or if it didn’t). So sorry the TikTok video one didn’t work but our instructions should work well for you on the next round.

  3. I am going to try these this week – if I can find the canned cinnamon rolls! Have you tried adding an egg (lightly beaten) to the cream? I wonder if that would work too.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I have not tried that personally but if you do, please come back and update me how it went!

  4. Delish! I took Ivonne’s advice and added cinnamon and vanilla extract to the heavy cream, and some more vanilla to the brown sugar mixture. Halfed the recipe and Omitted the pecans per personal preference. Came out amazing!

  5. Rachel Farvour says:

    I used the half and half and it worked perfectly fine. Loved them!

  6. The flavor was right on but the cooking time was way off for me. I ended up having to bake for a total of 35 minutes for them to not be underbaked on the bottom. They probably would have baked well if I only did one can. Still yummy though!!

    1. MammaKass says:

      I made these as well, followed the recipe. However, after 16 min they were still gooey on the bottom. Could be because, I made these in a glass square baking dish. My suggestion is use less heavy cream and a different pan. I also added a tsp of cinnamon.

  7. These were amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Made the recipe and added a half teaspoon of orange extract. SOOOO GOOOOD!

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