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Quick Cinnamon Roll in a Cup

Quick Cinnamon Roll in a Cup

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I just had a craving for something sweet, but didn’t want to be in the kitchen for long. If you feel the same right now, then I got something sweet for you. A cinnamon roll that is ready to eat in under 7 minutes.

I made it like my 5 minute mug cake in the microwave oven. The dough of the cinnamon roll however, is much thicker so you can fill it and roll it up.

So, what are you waiting for? Try it!



5.0 from 3 reviews
Quick Cinnamon Roll in a Cup
Gang/Type: Dessert
Ergibt/Yield: 1 Cinnamon Roll
For the icing:
  • 1 heaped tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 -1/2 tsp non-dairy milk or water

For the dough:
  • 3 heaped tbsp white flour - spelt or wheat
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 - 5 tbsp water

For the filling:
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar - alternative brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. Combine all ingredients for the icing to a thick glaze. Set aside.

  2. Stir all ingredients for the dough and knead until a soft, non-sticky dough forms. If your dough is too hard, add a few drops of water. If it is sticky, dust it with flour and knead until non-sticky. Roll on the counter to a long "sausage" and flatten with your hands.

  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on the dough. Roll up from one site and squeeze a bit. It should almost be as high as wide. Place in a coffee cup and bake in the microwave on high power for 1 - 2 minutes until the filling comes out on the top.

  4. Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon roll and enjoy immediately.
You better leave the cinnamon roll a bit shorter in the microwave than too long or it turns to stone.


  1. Leila
    Friday June 26th, 2020 / 03:07 AM

    The dough is really sticky so I had to add a lot Of flour for it to be somewhat good. I couldn’t roll it though as it stuck to the surface still. Didn’t turn out big but I was craving a cinnamon bun and it did it for me, it tasted delicious.

    • Rina
      Friday June 26th, 2020 / 06:13 AM

      Thank you for your feedback, Leila.

  2. Katharina
    Tuesday March 5th, 2019 / 12:33 PM

    Hallo Rina,

    ich habe die Zimtschnecke heute ausprobiert und es hat gut funktioniert. Aber man muss mit der Mikrowelle echt vorsichtig sein: Ich habe den Teig auf MITTLERER Stufe knapp über eine Minute erwärmt, so wurde er schön fluffig und gar nicht trocken. Zur Zucker-Zimt-Füllung habe ich noch etwas Öl hinzugefügt, um es ein bisschen saftiger zu machen. Hat wunderbar geschmeckt! Danke für das Rezept!!

    • Rina
      Tuesday March 5th, 2019 / 07:26 PM

      Liebe Katharina,
      vielen Dank für dein Feedback und deine Bewertung. Freut mich, dass dir das Rezept gefällt!
      Liebe Grüße

  3. Lydia
    Monday June 25th, 2018 / 05:03 PM

    Mine was awful. The dough was too sticky and I kept adding and adding flour and it did nothing. The roll was so small and I have too much glaze left over now. It was so hard. All I wanted was a cinnamon roll ??

    • Rina
      Monday June 25th, 2018 / 06:22 PM

      Dear Lydia,
      I am sorry to hear that your’s didn’t turn out well.
      It is a quite small roll though, that fits in a coffee cup. When it was too hard, it was too long in the microwave. Maybe try it once more a bit shorter.

  4. Amy Heather
    Thursday August 17th, 2017 / 03:39 PM

    Wir haben das versucht und dachten, dass die Aromen schön waren! Aber es war wirklich sehr zäh – die Mitte zu schwer zu essen – haben Sie irgendwelche Vorschläge, wo wir schief gelaufen sind? (Ich kann nicht deutsch sprechen, also habe Google Translate benutzt, um dir die Nachricht auf Deutsch zu schicken, aber meine ursprüngliche Nachricht ist auf Englisch unten) Danke 🙂

    We tried this and thought the flavours were lovely! However it was really very chewy – the middle too hard to eat – do you have any suggestions as to where we went wrong? (I cannot speak german so have used google translate to send you the message in German, but my original message is in English below) Thanks 🙂

    • Rina
      Thursday August 17th, 2017 / 04:38 PM

      Hi Amy,
      it seems as if it was in the microwave a bit too long. It turns to stone at one point ;-).
      So I recommend you try it once more and reduce the time.

    • Jeanie
      Sunday September 27th, 2020 / 05:46 PM

      This was great! I doubled the recipe. I only used 6 tablespoons of water and mixed it together with a fork. I lightly floured it as needed and used my hands to press into shape. Sprinkled all the sugar mixture into it, and rolled as you would a cinnamon roll. Then I coiled it up and placed it in my extra large greased mug. Mixed up some more cinnamon toppings and put over the top. Microwaved 1:30, then checked: microwaved another minute. Best GF roll I’ve ever had!!!!! Thank you so much! This is a keeper!! Popped it out of my mug and onto my plate. I was able to eat my gf roll right along with my kids eating their yummy pumpkin ones. ?

      • Rina
        Sunday September 27th, 2020 / 06:19 PM

        I am glad you liked it, Jeanie. Thank you for your detailed feedback!

  5. Jenny
    Monday May 8th, 2017 / 06:10 PM

    Hallo, habe es gerade zwei Mal versucht, die Zimtschnecke in der Mirkowelle zu backen. Der Teig sah toll aus, aber leider muss ich es beide Male zu lange drin gelassen haben. Das erste Mal stand die ganze Küche unter Rauch und auch beim zweiten Mal war es in der Mitte verkohlt (obwohl ich es extra nach und nach angeschaut habe). Ich muss dazu sagen, dass meine Mikrowelle sehr alt ist und sich daher vielleicht nur schwer einstellen lässt. Für heute habe ich zwar erstmal genug, aber ich werde es definitiv wieder probieren. Vielleicht noch flacher?

    • Rina
      Monday May 8th, 2017 / 06:13 PM

      Hi Jenny,
      oh weh. Das war dann tatsächlich zu lang. Kannst du die Wattzahl runter drehen? Das würde ich nochmal probieren. Ich drücke dir die Daumen!
      Liebe Grüße

  6. Sanny
    Tuesday March 21st, 2017 / 07:45 PM

    Hab ich grad ausprobiert, weil ich lust auf was süsses hatte…..ohne Glasur schmeckt es auch super! 😉

  7. Sanny
    Tuesday March 21st, 2017 / 07:45 PM

    Hab ich grad ausprobiert, weil ich ich lust auf süsses hatte…..ohne Glasur schmeckt es auch super! 😉

    • Rina
      Tuesday March 21st, 2017 / 07:49 PM

      Hey Sanny,
      freut mich, dass es dir geschmeckt hat! ?
      Liebe Grüße

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