All you need are two ingredients for the fluffiest, gooey-iest Tiktok cinnamon rolls hack.

I’ve been seeing the TikTok cinnamon roll hack all over my for you page and since I absolutely love cinnamon rolls, I had to try it. It’s super simple and promises to make extra moist and fluffy cinnamon rolls that taste just like Cinnabon.

What are Tiktok cinnamon rolls?

This viral hack is everywhere on Tiktok and it’s super simple: store bought cinnamon rolls baked in heavy whipping cream. The rolls bake up light, fluffy, moist, and extra gooey. The layer of heavy whipping cream bakes into the buns giving them more heft and lightness as well as helps the tops bake to a beautiful golden brown.

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How to make Tiktok cinnamon rolls

This cinnamon roll hack is incredibly easy, just like all viral hacks.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a large baking dish.
  3. Add the cinnamon rolls, spaced apart so they can rise and bake up fluffy.
  4. Pour heavy whipping cream over the tops of the cinnamon rolls.
  5. Bake according to the package directions.
  6. Add the frosting on while they’re still warm, but not hot, let cool slightly and enjoy!

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TikTok cinnamon roll hack ingredients

You only need two ingredients for this hack: store-bought ready to bake cinnamon rolls and heavy whipping cream.

Store bought cinnamon rolls

You want the refrigerated ready to bake rolls that come in tubes. There are so many brands out there and all of them will work, but if you want the specific ones I’ve seen on TikTok, they’re they’re Pillsbury Grands, more on that below.

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Heavy whipping cream

Heavy whipping cream is the secret ingredient. It adds extra moistness and richness to the buns, making they super fluffy and gooey when they bake up. They also help the tops bake up to a beautiful golden brown.

How to open a cinnamon roll can

To be honest, opening tubes of cinnamon rolls or biscuits scares me because of the pop. I always think that the rolls are going to explode. What I like to do is, peel the outside paper off, carefully, and if that doesn’t open the package, I hold the tube and gently twist in opposite directions so the seams of the cardboard tube expands and opens. You can also gently knock it against the counter top to break the seam.

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Do these taste like Cinnabon?

If you want your cinnamon rolls to taste like Cinnabon, you’ve got to get Pillsbury Grands with cream cheese icing. Otherwise, all other store-bought ready to bake cinnamon rolls in the fridge section will work as well. Be sure to get the big cinnamon rolls if you want the look and feel of giant buns.

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Who invented the Tiktok cinnamon roll hack?

There are so many people who are doing this now and it’s kind of hard to tell who started the trend. If you know who invented it, please let me know!

How to make TikTok cinnamon rolls in the air fryer

If you don’t have an oven or you’re just making one tube aka a small batch of cinnamon rolls, you can do these right in the air fryer. To bake cinnamon rolls in the air fryer, place 1 package of cinnamon rolls in a heat proof safe pan that fits in the air fryer, then pour 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream over the tops. Air fry the rolls for 12-15 minutes at 320°F or until golden on top and cooked through. Top with frosting while still warm.

How long to bake Tiktok cinnamon rolls

The good thing about these rolls is that there’s no chance of them drying out in the oven. It’s best to bake the rolls a bit longer, more towards the 30 minute mark, since they bake in cream. You want to make sure the rolls cook through completely. If you have an instant read thermometer the internal temperature of the center of the cinnamon rolls should be 190°F. If you don’t have a thermometer, gently press the center of a roll. It should feel slightly firm and not raw-dough squishy. You can also stick a toothpick or a paring knife into the middle of a roll. The toothpick should come out clean. If your buns start to brown too much without them being done, cover with foil and continue to bake.

Homemade cream cheese frosting

If you want to elevate your cinnamon rolls, make a batch of homemade cream cheese. While you’re baking, it’s easy to whip up a batch. Simply mix together: 1/2 package (4 ounces) room temp cream cheese, 3 tbsp room temp butter, 3/4 cups powdered sugar, and 1/2 tsp vanilla until smooth. Frost the rolls when warm. The icing will nestles into all the cinnamon-y nooks and crannies.

Small batch Tiktok cinnamon rolls

It’s easy to make a small batch of these rolls. Just bake off one tube. Lightly butter a small baking dish. Then place the five rolls inside and pour on 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream. Bake as per the recipe below and frost when warm.


The basic cinnamon roll hack is cinnamon rolls plus heavy cream, but here are two variations:

  • Extra cinnamon – melt 1/4 cup of butter and stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Pour over the rolls before adding the heavy cream. Bake as per the recipe.
  • Pecans – melt 1/4 cup of butter and stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Top the rolls before pouring over the heavy cream. Bake as per the recipe.

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Happy cinnamon roll hacking!
xoxo steph


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Tiktok cinnamon rolls

All you need are two ingredients for the fluffiest, gooey-iest Tiktok cinnamon rolls hack.

Serves 10

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 30 mins

Total Time 35 mins

  • 2 tubes store bought cinnamon rolls Pillsbury Grands preferred
  • 1 cup heavy cream (aka whipping cream)
  • butter for the pan

Nutrition Facts

Tiktok cinnamon rolls

Amount Per Serving

Calories 351
Calories from Fat 121

% Daily Value*

Fat 13.4g21%

Saturated Fat 4.8g30%

Cholesterol 16mg5%

Sodium 655mg28%

Potassium 9mg0%

Carbohydrates 54.3g18%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 23g26%

Protein 5.3g11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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