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Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls

If you love the idea of a homemade cinnamon roll but you don’t want to take the time for homemade dough to rise, this viral tiktok cinnamon rolls recipe is the one for you!

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls Don’t Have to be Homemade

Let’s start with the obvious: Why would you make cinnamon rolls from scratch? Are they really that much better? 

After all, store bought cinnamon rolls (the kind you bake in the oven) are pretty good, too. So, why start from scratch? 

The truth is, you don’t have to. And with this viral TikTok hack, you really, really don’t have to. You can make a canned cinnamon roll taste homemade with a few easy tweaks. 

No doubt you’ve seen this recipe all over social media. It has been making the rounds for a while now. I thought it was about time I made them for this blog, just in case you had missed them elsewhere.

Homemade Flavor in a Fraction of the Time

If we’re being honest, one of the main reasons people don’t make homemade cinnamon rolls is because of the time involved. When you’re in the mood for a cinnamon roll, you usually want it quickly. 

I’ve got a great homemade cinnamon roll recipe but it takes a long time. But tonight I was in a hurry. I had a hankering for cinnamon rolls. I had the canned ones in the fridge but then I remembered this Tik-Tok version, so I decided to give it a try. 

Adding these changes will take your canned cinnamon rolls to the next level, I promise! They really do taste home-made! And best of all, these are still the easiest cinnamon rolls!

This is one of those viral tiktok recipes you’re going to be able to use again and again.

Ingredients

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you might already have in your pantry or refrigerator. 

  • canned cinnamon rolls, any brand
  • heavy cream
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon (not pictured)
  • chopped pecans
  • butter, melted

How to Make these Almost-Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Butter a 9×13-inch pan. (I make a half-batch, which is why my pan is smaller. If you make the full recipe then follow the recipe exactly.) 

Pour 3/4 cup of the cream into the bottom of the pan. 

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Place the cinnamon rolls into the baking dish in a single layer.  Set the cream cheese frosting aside. 

If you haven’t already done so, melt the butter. I did mine in the microwave in a small bowl. 

Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and remaining cream to the melted butter. 

Place back in the microwave and heat in 30-second increments until you can stir it smooth. (Mine only took about a minute.) 

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Spoon the brown sugar mixture over the unbaked rolls. 

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Add chopped pecans. 

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Place in oven and bake. Some of the online recipes say to bake for 13 – 17 minutes but mine took quite a bit longer (about 20 minutes). 

They might not turn as golden brown as usual, but that’s okay. Just make sure the middles are cooked. 

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. There are a couple of reasons for this: since this recipe calls for so much heavy cream, it will need time to cool down, to thicken, and to caramelize with those brown sugar and butter flavors. (You don’t want to skip this step.) 

Once they are ready to serve, drizzle the cream cheese icing on top of the cinnamon rolls

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Serve and enjoy these delicious cinnamon rolls. Talk about a fun viral hack!

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Leftover cinnamon rolls can be kept at room temperature, tightly covered in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Or, you can store them in an airtight container. They should stay good up to three days. 

What to Expect from this Recipe

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

These cinnamon rolls are gooey and delicious. They’re loaded with moisture and flavor. They’re also sticky sweet, which is always fun in a cinnamon roll. The best part is that caramel-pecan topping. Yum!

Next time I might use a little less cream, since I was left with some liquid in the bottom of the pan. But that didn’t seem to affect the cinnamon rolls. Thy were incredibly luscious and that sweet cream turned them into gooey cinnamon rolls.

Here’s the crazy thing: They were moist, but they were still fluffy cinnamon rolls. Talk about a delicious treat! (And what an easy way to make simple canned rolls taste decadent and homemade!)

I totally meant to add more cinnamon to the brown sugar mixture, but you can always do that. I’d suggest at least a teaspoon. Speaking of variations, let’s talk about a few. 

Variations on this Recipe

It’s time to mix things up. Let’s talk some ways you can do that. 

Pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls: Want to add a fun fall twist to this recipe? Add some pumpkin pie spice to your brown sugar mixture. 

Hot fudge: Instead of drizzling with the cream cheese icing, you can always warm up some store-bought hot fudge and drizzle it over, instead. 

Chocolate Chips: You can sprinkle with chocolate chips before baking, if you like. Leave the pecans. . .or don’t. Your choice!

Raisins: Not everyone loves raisins on their cinnamon rolls but I think they’re great! If you like, sprinkle a few on or press them in-between the layers of the rolls before baking. 

Other Cinnamon Favorites from Out of the Box Baking

Delicious Cinnamon Sugar Knots: If you love cinnamon, sugar, and buttery biscuits, have I got a treat for you! In this post I’m going to show you how to make this simple but delicious recipe! 

Homemade Cinnamon Bread: If you love a really soft sliceable bread, rich with cinnamon and sugar flavor, you’ve come to the right place! In this post I’m going to show you how to make my very favorite Homemade Cinnamon Bread.

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Easy Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread: If you’re looking for a quick breakfast treat or dessert and you love the taste of cinnamon, have I got an easy recipe for you! This Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread comes together in minutes and only requires a handful of simple ingredients!

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake: Every now and again you stumble across a recipe that’s so simple, so luscious, so delectable, that you have no choice but to share it. This is that recipe. 

The Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Casserole: This recipe is so simple, you will almost feel like you’re cheating! It starts with two cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls but it definitely doesn’t end there! 

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious tiktok cinnamon roll recipe(Hey, it’s a viral recipe. What can I say? All of the cool kids are making them!)

If you make this recipe and love it, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 165 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls

Viral Tik-Tok Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

If you love the idea of a homemade cinnamon roll but you don’t want to take the time for homemade dough to rise, this Tik-Tok recipe is the one for you!

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of cinnamon rolls, any brand
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted

Instructions

    Butter a 9x13-inch pan.

    Pour 3/4 cup of the cream into the bottom of the pan.

    Place the cinnamon rolls into the pan. Set the cream cheese frosting aside.

    If you haven’t already done so, melt the butter. I did mine in the microwave in a small bowl.

    Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and remaining two tablespoons of cream to the melted butter.

    Place back in the microwave and heat in 30-second increments until you can stir it smooth. (Mine only took about a minute.)

    Spoon the brown sugar mixture over the unbaked rolls.

    Add chopped pecans.

    Place in oven and bake. Some of the online recipes say to bake for 13 - 17 minutes but mine took quite a bit longer (about 20 minutes).

    They might not turn as brown as usual, but that’s okay. Just make sure the middles are cooked.

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool. There are a couple of reasons for this: since this recipe calls for so much heavy cream, it will need time to cool down, to thicken, and to caramelize with those brown sugar and butter flavors. (You don’t want to skip this step.)

    Once they are ready to serve, drizzle the cream cheese icing on top.
    Serve and enjoy.

    Leftovers can be kept at room temperature, tightly covered in plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container. They should stay good up to three days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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