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Viral TikTok Food Hack That Elevates Store-Bought, Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls

The hack is simple but transformative, involving the addition of just a few ingredients: heavy cream, butter, cinnamon, and light brown sugar. The result is a cinnamon roll that’s described as moist, plump, and rich in flavor—comparable to something you’d get at Cinnabon. Here’s a quick breakdown of the hack:

Viral TikTok Cinnamon Roll Hack


  • 1 container of Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • Optional: Homemade cream cheese frosting (ingredients listed below)


  1. Drizzle heavy cream at the bottom of the pan.
  2. Melt the stick of butter and mix it with cinnamon and light brown sugar.
  3. Coat the refrigerated cinnamon rolls with this buttery mixture.
  4. Bake as directed on the container.
  5. Once baked, spread the frosting on top.
  6. Spoon any leftover sauce from the bottom of the pan back over the top of the rolls for extra richness.

Optional Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Salted butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar

Mix these ingredients together until you achieve a whipped, smooth texture. Use this as your frosting for a more personal touch.


Monkey Bread

  • Cut the roll dough into small pieces.
  • Toss them in cinnamon sugar.
  • Arrange in a baking or bundt pan.
  • Coat in glaze and bake.

Cinnamon Twists

  • Unroll the cinnamon roll dough.
  • Twist two of the strands together, braiding them.
  • Add extras like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut.
  • Bake and then frost.

It’s worth mentioning that while the hack comes with the recommendation to use the frosting that comes with the cinnamon rolls, you can always opt for a homemade version to give it a more personalized touch. The homemade frosting suggested in the article combines salted butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar for a tangy-sweet finish that complements the cinnamon rolls well.

Given its popularity on TikTok and the raving reviews it has received, this hack offers a simple yet effective way to transform a basic breakfast pastry into something gourmet.

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