Bake The Best Frozen Cinnamon Rolls Using This Hack


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Use this Rhodes cinnamon rolls hack to take a favorite comfort food from frozen to next level gooey! 

Woman holding a pan of Cinnamon Rolls, made with the Rhodes cinnamon rolls hack

Cinnamon rolls are a beloved breakfast treat just about anyone enjoys!

My family’s love of eating cinnamon rolls runs deep, except for the part of baking them from scratch. I usually bake these simple cheater homemade cinnamon rolls by defrosting and using frozen Rhodes white bread as a shortcut, and it yields yummy results without a ton of effort. They do, in my opinion, have that homemade taste and texture!

Horray for another frozen cinnamon roll hack to try!

3 ingredient frozen cinnamon roll hack

Collin’s sister Marley recently shared with our team that she bakes the best Rhodes cinnamon rolls with heavy cream. By adding heavy whipping cream to the bottom of the pan, she takes these popular thaw, rise, and bake cinnamon rolls to the next level!

I was intrigued and had to test this Rhodes cinnamon rolls hack for myself!

rhodes cinnamon rolls hack using heavy cream

Verdict: I love these fluffy and gooey Rhodes cinnamon rolls with heavy cream and I think you will too!

As if cinnamon rolls couldn’t get any better, I can confirm that adding whipping cream and vanilla extract to the bottom yields a rich and delicious cinnamon roll experience. The bottom is soft, gooey, yet caramelized, and has that amazing fluffy texture of homemade from scratch cinnamon rolls.

I love that these don’t turn out dry at all, and are over the top yum!

hand holding a plate containing rhodes cinnamon rolls with whipped cream

Tips for pulling off the best frozen cinnamon rolls:

  • Make sure to buy Rhodes cinnamon rolls in the bag. You’ll find these thaw and rise cinnamon rolls in the freezer section of your grocery store. Rhodes also makes a ready to bake tray of cinnamon rolls, but those are different from what I’m using in this recipe.
  • The key to fluffy rolls will be to let them rise overnight in the fridge and then let them rise on the counter for another 1-2 hours. You’ll see how they puff up nicely and trust me it will be worth the wait!
  • Cover your rolls for the first 20 minutes of baking with foil so that the tops won’t dry out. Then remove the foil and let the top brown slightly to perfection.
  • Leftovers can stay good in the fridge for up to 5-7 days, covered.

adding frozen cinnamon rolls to baking pan

adding heavy cream to frozen cinnamon rolls

frozen cinnamon rolls with whipped cream in a baking pan

placing cinnamon rolls in the fridge overnight

using the rhodes cinnamon rolls hack to make gooey rolls

cinnamon rolls in the oven lightly browned

adding frosting to rhodes cinnamon rolls

Spreading icing over cinnamon rolls

Pan of rhodes Cinnamon Rolls

Using a cinnamon rolls hack to make gooey cinnamon rolls

rhodes frozen cinnamon rolls hack


Frozen Cinnamon Rolls Hack

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 8 HOURS 20 MINUTES

cook time: 35 MINUTES

total time: 8 HOURS 55 MINUTES

This easy tip for making convenient frozen cinnamon rolls extra gooey works perfectly!


Grease a 9×13 baking pan.


Place all 12 cinnamon rolls spaced evenly apart in the pan.


Mix the heavy cream and vanilla extract and pour into the bottom of the pan.


Cover and place the rolls in the fridge overnight.


In the morning, remove the cinnamon rolls from the fridge and let them rise for about 1.5-2 hours until they are fluffy.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the covered cinnamon rolls into the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15-18 minutes until slightly browned.


Remove from the oven and spread the frosting that comes in the bag on top of the cinnamon rolls. Enjoy!

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Using a fork to eat a cinnamon roll

Here’s what Marley, Collin’s sister, says about this frozen cinnamon rolls hack:

“I swear these are the best cinnamon rolls and I love how easy they are to make for a crowd. To take them over the top, I have finished them in a cast iron pan on the stove and those are the absolute best ever! It kind of caramelizes the bottom of the rolls and OMG!”

Enjoy friends!

Woman holding a pan of rolls made with her cinnamon rolls hack

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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