Cinnamon Roll Cake Pops

In my attempt to turn on the oven as little as possible this school year, I have discovered yet another easy, quick, and CLEAN meal to make with the Baby Cake Cake Pop Maker! 

Last week while grocery shopping The Tween went crazy for the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls – especially since they are sporting the TWO Box Tops for Education right now.  I absolutely LOVE these little things, so it did not take much convincing, but I said “well, we have to eat them on the weekends, you know we aren’t going to have time before school.” She agreed and we stocked up on a few tubes.

This morning I had a craving for something sweet, and looking in the fridge I had the thought… “I wonder if I cut them up if they would cook in the Cake Pop Maker.”  Let me tell you, if I have not convinced you that you need one of these things with the 27 OTHER posts I have done on Cake Pops, this one alone is reason to order one right this second.  (they are even on SALE on Amazon– check them out!!)

ALL YOU NEED: (I mean, does it get any easier!?)

I thought initially that I would only have to cut the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in half.  I kinda rolled them just a bit to put most of the cinnamon part on the inside of the cake.  Like this:

However when I put them in the Baby Cake Cake Pop Maker, they were a bit too big – and I had no idea how much those things RISE!!  And FAST!

I cut the remaining rolls in half again (so quarter them from the beginning and you will have no problem) and they cooked up perfectly.  I cooked them for about three minutes in the Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker to make sure they were done all the way through.

While the Cinnamon Roll Cake Pops are still hot, you can dip them into the icing that comes with the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for absolute perfection!  Microwave the icing for a few seconds if needed to make it easier to dip.  Since the Cinnamon Roll Cake Pops cook so quickly, I noticed the icing doesnt have as much time to sit out and warm up like if you had to cook the rolls for 10 minutes in the oven.   The end result is a bite sized perfection:

They lasted all of 4 seconds once I set them on the counter for the girls.   They LOVED them and I totally got the “wow Mom, you are SUCH a good cook” symphony… boy do I have them fooled.

These Cinnamon Roll Cake Pops will no doubt be a staple for this house during this school year.   One “ingredient” + four minutes = BREAKFAST!  Can’t beat that!   Add this to my growing list of “Reasons Every Mom Needs a Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker!”


  1. says

    Your posts have certainly got me intrigued about the cake pop maker. We got hte babycakes cupcake maker as a bridal shower gift—I have yet to use it though. Now I’m wishing I had registered for the cake pop maker instead!!! THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR FINDINGS! :)

    • admin says

      Hey Erin! I bet you could make the same thing in the Cupcake Maker… they might just be a different shape, ya know? I love everything BabyCakes puts out… I will end up with the Cupcake Maker before long LOL

  2. says

    I’ve never seen one of those cake pop makers – looks neat!

    And these cinnamon roll cake pops sound to die for! And so easy – can’t beat that =)

  3. says

    You have me so hooked! My kids know all about you and look forward to your ideas for how to use our Baby Cakes Pop Maker. You have made them very happy!!

  4. says

    MMMMMM, you can leave them sitting out in the air for about an hour and they rise on their own before you put them in the “THINGY.” That way you can judge the amount to put better. Hint: Do this to your biscuits before you cook them too and it makes them larger and fluffier.

  5. Patty says

    Made these for a bunch of cheerleaders and was a big hit. One Pillsbury can made 2 full batches. I put them in a pie dish, melted the cream cheese frosting in the microwave and drizzled on top. They ate them with toothpicks. After I was done, i poured some water in the wells, closed lid and unplugged the the Babycake Pop maker. After a few mins all water evaporated and it quicklly wiped completely clean. So easy to use!

    • admin says

      Hey Patty!! Thanks for the tip on how to clean it! I have burned myself a couple times trying to clean it while it was hot lol

  6. Jenn says

    Saw this idea on Pinterest. I thought (out loud) wow 3 minutes! My youngest said Mom now you can make this before we go to school!! Not a bad idea I said!! I tried it this morning (6 am) they came out great! He was very excited! Thanks again for the idea!

    • admin says

      YAY!! They are certainly my favorite “go to” breakfast when we are in a rush and want something sweet! So glad you loved them! :)

  7. Kandi says

    I made these and loved them but the cinnamon baked on the edges, i made the bluberry muffins afterwards and couldnt get out. I cleaned the burnt pieces of muffins off and decided to try muffins again and they again stuck to the wells. How do i get all the burnt cinnamon off? I don’t want to throw the machine away and have to buy a new one.

    • admin says

      Hey Kandi! Hmmm… did you try filling the wells with warm soapy water? That is how I clean mine. I just kinda squeeze a sponge over it and let them soak about 10 minutes, then wipe it clean. You can also heat it up again and put water in the wells and it helps make it easier to wipe off. That is a tip from one of my readers and I have used it ever since :)

      • Kandi says

        I tried the water in the wells and it took out the crust. I still have some burnt sugar but I’m gonna heat it up again tomorrow and work on getting the rest off. Then I’m making more muffins and cinnamon rolls. Keep posting recipes!!

  8. Chris says

    Oh wow, I can’t wait to make these! I just wish I could remember how I found your blog. Pinterest, I’m sure. Thanks for sharing!

  9. becky says

    OMG – I found you pinned – found some Kohl Cash coupon and then found the Babycake pop maker and got it for $8…. ran home and made the cinnamon roll balls – this is wonderful. Thanks for the recipe ideas… my 7 yr old is so happy “this is girl stuff mommy”

  10. clyde cang says

    where can i get the baby cake – cake pop maker? i would like to buy one.. thank you pls. do e-mail me at… to all the moms out there pls. do give me advices to where i can get one… and oh by the way I am from the Philippines thank u so much

  11. miranda m. says

    so I got a baby cakes cake pop maker for christmas and went nuts making all things cake related and just came across this recipe….made them for my family tonight & omg….INCREDIBLE. thanks for such an amazing idea with the cinnamon rolls…and for the few pounds I’m certain i’ll be gaining 😉 😉 these rock! pinned to pinterest (:

  12. says

    Wow! WHY haven’t I thought of this? LOL I have the Babycakes cake pop maker AND cinnamon roll dough in the fridge that my dad bought that I don’t want to make the normal way. I think I will make these cake pops… like right NOW. :)

  13. leslie holmes says

    Just tried these today and they were gone quick. My 5 yr old loved that he could help roll them into balls and that they didnt take long to be done. once iexplained he would get more pieces this way instead of 2 1/2 rolls he was a happy ca (since an 8 pack was split in 3’s)


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