World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls

TikTok Cinnamon Rolls

You’ve no doubt seen the TikTok Cinnamon Rolls trend, right? Who hasn’t?

Our cinnamon roll experts had to try this latest trend and see for ourselves. Trust us, they didn’t disappoint!

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Discover the crowned gem of the cinnamon roll world, as declared by the World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls authority. These trending cinnamon rolls, a sensation on TikTok, showcase a brilliant transformation of your everyday canned cinnamon roll into something extraordinarily delightful with just a handful of added ingredients. They’ll be the closest you get to homemade goodness with only five minutes of prep time!

It’s easy to search for Cinnamon rolls nearby but we all cherish the art of baking from scratch. Yet, occasionally, a halfway homemade delicacy like this one saves the day without the extensive effort of traditional cinnamon rolls. The unanimous consensus? The heart of the cinnamon roll is undeniably the best. This recipe ensures every bite feels like you’re indulging in that center!

The TikTok community is an endless source of ingenious recipes. While introducing heavy cream to cinnamon rolls isn’t a newfound concept, TikTok revived this clever trick with the renowned Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. But, we’ve got a special twist for you at the end of this TikTok cinnamon roll recipe!

Easy To Make in Just a Few Minutes

These enhanced rolls are a bite into softness. Imagine the inside of the cinnamon roll, but throughout. Simply put, they’re a game-changer! Keep reading for the essential Ingredients for the Best Cinnamon Rolls from a Can!


  • Chilled Jumbo-sized Cinnamon Rolls: Whether Pillsbury Grands, elusive Rhodes, Trader Joe’s, or any other – pick your favorite!
  • Heavy Cream: 3/4 Cup – The transformative element turning ordinary rolls into an ultra-soft delight.
  • Cream Cheese: 2 ounces – A twist to the typical Pillsbury icing, offering a richer, bolder taste.
  • Powdered Sugar: 1 Cup – Ensures you never run out of that delightful icing glaze.
  • Vanilla Extract: Complements the cinnamon, adding an extra layer of flavor.
  • Salted Butter: 5 Tablespoons – Some TikTokers swear by a blend of melted butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar, drizzled before baking. It’s a game-changer.
  • Brown Sugar: 3/4 Cup – The core elements of these delightful rolls.
  • Ground Cinnamon: 2 Tablespoons – Cinnamony goodness!

You’re all set to start baking the famous TikTok Cinnamon Rolls. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom if you’re looking for a welcoming detour from the recipe made famous on TikTok!

Baking Instructions 

  1. Set the Stage: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Gently coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with a non-stick baking spray.
  2. Dough Arrangement: Unpack the cinnamon roll dough. Neatly place them in the baking dish, ensuring they’re spaced out, offering room to expand. Preserve the provided icing for later use.
  3. Creamy Layer: Drizzle the heavy cream over the cinnamon rolls, making sure it floods the base of the dish.
  4. Sweet Glaze Preparation: In a separate bowl, meld together the melted butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Once thoroughly mixed, generously ladle or drizzle this concoction over the cinnamon rolls. Shield the dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Baking Time: Place them in the oven for a span of 30-40 minutes. The rolls should achieve a light golden hue and be thoroughly cooked. For added browning, consider peeling off the foil for the concluding 5-10 minutes of the baking session.
  6. Icing Magic: In a mixing bowl, whip together the softened cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer until you achieve a silky-smooth consistency. Introduce vanilla extract and the preserved cinnamon roll icing to the mix. After ensuring a thorough mix, fold in the powdered sugar until fully integrated.
  7. Final Touch: Post baking, allow the cinnamon rolls a brief cooling period of 3-5 minutes. Crown them with your freshly prepared icing. For best enjoyment, serve them warm and savor every bite!

Elevate Your TikTok Cinnamon Rolls with a Splash of Cherry

Desire to diversify your TikTok cinnamon roll experience? Our team at World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls decided to take a flavorful detour and delve into the world of Cherry Rolls. With a slight variation of the original recipe, you can take this social media trend to a new level.

They’re not just a treat; they’re an experience, perfect for breakfast, a mid-day brunch, or that post-dinner sweet craving.

Cherry Cinnamon Rolls 

The Strawberry Lemonade Cinnamon Roll at Nadine's Bakery in Tucson.

With a slight addition to the recipe above, you’ll take your TikTok cinnamon rolls to the next level!

  • Cherry Pie Filling: Grab a can of your preferred brand of cherry pie filling. The tartness and sweetness of cherries will introduce an unexpected yet delightful twist to your TikTok Cinnamon Rolls.

We recommend the pie filling from Market Pantry. They struck a wonderful balance with our team with their tanginess, standing out from other brands that tilted towards excessive sweetness.

The cherries in it were authentic both in taste and texture, elevating the overall experience of the filling.  Anyone yearning for a cherry pie filling that packs both zest and depth of flavor should consider heading to Target and taking your TikTok cinnamon rolls to the next level!

Follow the above recipe but you’ll evenly spread the cherry pie filling over the brown sugar/cinnamon mix in step 3 from above, ensuring no spot is left untouched.

Indulge and let the combined magic of cherries, cinnamon, and cream cheese transport you to a world of unmatched flavor!

Recipe Insights

  • Soggy or Gooey? Rest assured, the rolls are Cinnabon-level gooey, not soggy.
  • Scaling: Feel free to half or double! Adjust according to your needs.
  • Make Ahead? Assemble up to 2 days earlier, refrigerate, and bake fresh for best results.
  • Traditional Cinnamon Rolls: The hack works wonders on them too! Drench homemade rolls in heavy cream pre-baking for a similar lush result.
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