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)
- Drizzle heavy cream at the bottom of the pan.
- Melt the stick of butter and mix it with cinnamon and light brown sugar.
- Coat the refrigerated cinnamon rolls with this buttery mixture.
- Bake as directed on the container.
- Once baked, spread the frosting on top.
- 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.
- Cut the roll dough into small pieces.
- Toss them in cinnamon sugar.
- Arrange in a baking or bundt pan.
- Coat in glaze and bake.
- 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.