Cinnamon rolls are a favorite at our house. Almost every weekend we’re eating some form of them. For his last birthday, my oldest even asked for a cinnamon roll “cake” instead of a regular cake. This recipe for a giant cinnamon roll is the perfect way to make a cinnamon roll “cake”.
What do I need to make a giant cinnamon roll?
You’re only going to need a couple of things to make your own giant cinnamon roll: the tube of cinnamon rolls and a round pan or baking dish. Make sure that you get the cinnamon rolls that are strips rolled into a cinnamon roll, not the flat, round cinnamon rolls.
How do a make a giant cinnamon roll?
Start out by opening the tube of cinnamon rolls and unrolling the cinnamon rolls. Spray your pan or baking dish with non-stick spray.
You’re going to make your giant cinnamon roll from the strips from the smaller cinnamon rolls. You’ll want to start in the middle of your baking dish. Wrap the end of one of the strips in the middle of the pan.
Continue to use more strips and keep creating the giant cinnamon roll until you’ve used all of your cinnamon roll strips.
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until your cinnamon roll is baked all the way through.
After your giant cinnamon roll cools for a few minutes, it’s time to add the icing. Use the icing that’s included in the tube of cinnamon rolls for the topping.
Tips for making a giant cinnamon roll
- Baking your cinnamon rolls this way gives you lots more options. Because it’s in one big pan, you can serve this at a brunch or get together and stretch it farther than making cinnamon rolls for everyone to have one or two of their own. They can slice off a small piece to have while they’re enjoying other things that were prepared.
- This is also a great way to make “layers” if you were trying to make your own cinnamon roll “cake”. Make smaller layers with smaller pans to create smaller layers or smaller cakes. Use a little icing between the layers to hold them together. You can even tint the icing to match the party colors.
- If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you could use a pie dish to bake your giant cinnamon rolls in. You could also try just making it on a regular baking sheet but it will work best in a pan or dish with sides so it doesn’t fall apart when baking.
- To make this feel even more homemade, you can add things when you’re baking the cinnamon rolls (totally not necessary but fun to do sometimes) like additional cinnamon and sugar, chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins. Pie filling would make a tasty topping as well.
- You can also add some flavoring to the icing (or make your own). A little vanilla or almond extract can give the premade container of frosting a little more homemade taste.
- If you feel like you need additional icing, you can make a simple icing from equal parts butter and milk and adding powdered sugar until it’s the consistency you want. I add a touch of vanilla to mine too.
- Add food coloring to the cinnamon roll icing to match a holiday or celebration you’re baking for.
- Vary the sizes of cinnamon rolls you’re making by using different sized and shaped pans.
- 12oz Can Cinnamon Rolls
Pre heat oven 350 degrees.
Open can of cinnamon rolls and place one cinnamon roll in the center of a pan.
Unwrap each cinnamon roll and wrap around the the center cinnamon roll.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until fully cooked.
Serve & enjoy!