Cinnamon Roll Cake {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Option}

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Do you miss cinnamon buns and rolls since going gluten-free? Now you don’t have to! This gluten-free cinnamon roll cake has both the texture and the taste of a gooey cinnamon roll.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake slice on a white plate with a white coffee cup, fork and another cake slice in the background.

Cinnamon Rolls

I absolutely adore cinnamon rolls, really cinnamon anything! One of the things I missed the most since going gluten-free was cinnamon rolls.

I was looking for gluten-free cinnamon roll and cinnamon buns recipes online and they seemed so labor intensive. These recipes had lots of steps and took lots of time.

This busy mama of four does not have time for that!

So when I found this recipe for cinnamon roll cake on Chef In Training‘s blog I was so excited. I found that the cinnamon roll cake was easy to modify to be gluten-free.

A lot of gluten-free cooking is finding ways to modify your favorite recipes to be gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Flour

This gluten-free cinnamon roll cake was made with Pillsbury gluten-free flour. It is an all-purpose gluten-free rice flour blend that already has the xanthan gum in it.

I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.

Pro Tip

The best way to measure gluten-free flour is the “spoon & level” method. Using a spoon, scoop the flour into the measuring cup.  After you’ve spooned the flour into the measuring cup, use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup. Friends, please do not scoop the flour out of the bag with your measuring cup.

Dairy-Free Baking

I have also included a dairy-free option in my gluten-free cinnamon roll cake recipe.  My husband, my youngest son, and I are all dairy-free.

I promise it is just as delicious made with dairy-free butter and dairy-free milk. For this recipe, I like to bake with unsweetened almond milk and Smart Balance butter.

So, you too can enjoy a gluten-free and dairy-free cinnamon roll cake.

two slices of gluten-Free cinnamon roll cake on white plates with a white coffee cup.

Gluten-Free Roll Cinnamon Cake

Gluten-free cinnamon rolls can be hard to recreate. With this gluten-free cinnamon roll cake recipe, you get all of the flavors of cinnamon rolls and cinnamon buns without all of the work!

This is not your average cinnamon cake. It has both the texture and the taste of a gooey cinnamon roll.

Seriously this is one of my favorite gluten-free cakes!

Cinnamon rolls are not just for breakfast anymore. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

I also have also turned this amazing cake into a recipe for Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Muffins too!

gluten-free cinnamon roll muffins

Try my some of my other gluten-free dessert and gluten-free breakfast recipes.

Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating below in the comments!★

Recipe adapted to be gluten-free from the Cinnamon Roll Cake recipe from Grin and Bake It (it’s not linked because the blog is no longer exists).

4.94 from 170 votes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake

Servings: 16 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
slice of gluten-free cinnamon roll cake on a white plate with another slice and coffee cup in the background
Do you miss cinnamon rolls since going gluten-free? Now you don't have to! This cinnamon roll cake has both the texture and the taste of a gooey cinnamon roll. Cinnamon rolls are not just for breakfast anymore.

Ingredients 

Cake:

  • 3 cups *gluten-free flour, I like Pillsbury gluten-free. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum, leave out if your flour already contains it.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, For dairy-free I like cashew milk, almond milk or coconut milk.
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (For dairy-free I like Earth Balance or Smart Balance.)

Topping:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (For dairy-free I like Earth Balance or Smart Balance)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk, dairy-free use cashew, almond or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions 

Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl add the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it), salt, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
  • Once combined stir in the melted butter.
  • The cake batter will be very thick and sticky. Pour into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.

Topping:

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, gluten-free flour and cinnamon together with a mixer.
  • Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the butter mixture into the cake batter.
  • Use a knife to swirl the butter mixture through the cake.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Use a toothpick to check and see if the center is done.

Glaze:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, milk and pure vanilla extract together.
  • Pour over the warm cake.
  • Enjoy!
  • Store in an air-tight container.

Notes

  • *Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose. I like Pillsbury gluten-free.
  • The best way to measure gluten-free flour is the “spoon & level” method. Using a spoon, scoop the flour into the measuring cup.  After you’ve spooned the flour into the measuring cup, use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup. Friends, please do not scoop the flour out of the bag with your measuring cup.
  • For dairy-free option: I like to bake with Smart Balance butter and almond, cashew or coconut milk.
  • Store in an air-tight container.
  • Mama says "Check all of your labels!"
  • Did you make a recipe? Tag @mamaknowsglutenfree on InstagramFacebook  or @mamaknowsgf on Twitter! I would love to see what you created!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 221mgPotassium: 166mgSugar: 42gVitamin A: 605IUCalcium: 99mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe?Mention @mamaknowsglutenfree or tag #mamaknowsglutenfree!

About Audrey Roberts

I'm Audrey Roberts, a busy mama of four and I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. I make gluten-free family-friendly recipes that are simple and delicious that you can too! I use easy to find ingredients that won't break your budget. You will also find dairy-free options and Paleo recipes. I am also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, which is an Amazon Best Selling Cookbook in the US and Internationally. Living gluten-free since 2010. I hope by me sharing my journey it may help you with yours.

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  1. This was excellent! Light and fluffy and oh so sinfully sweet. I actually preferred it without the glaze, and it was still decadent. I used King Arthur Measure 4 Measure, oat milk and Smart Balance so that it was gluten free and dairy free. Delish!

  2. I ground up oats to make oat flour, adding in corn starch. I did the method of using a spoon to measure the oat flour then leveled off with a knife. Your recipe says the batter will be thick and sticky but my batter was super watery, so much so I had to add another cup of flour. I measured everything exactly. The cake was good. Next time I am not going to put many swirls in the topping. Because I had to add another 1/2 stick melted butter, cinnamon. and brown sugar to spread on top. So it was moist then I put it back in the oven to finish off. I added all the glaze, but came back over it with a thicker glaze in which I added that had butter and more vanilla in it. This was because hubs said it was dry.

  3. Is there any butter substitute without soy, coconut, dairy or that pea product that Earth Balance Soy free has in it?
    My husband can’t have dairy, soy, coconut, gluten or peas.

    1. Hi Michelle! Unfortunately, I can’t think of a butter substitute that doesn’t include any of those. Sorry about that!

        1. Avocado oil could definitely work! I was hesitant to recommend it because many avocado oils sold in stores contain soybean oil as well. If you have an avocado oil you’re comfortable with, you can try a simple 1:1 substitution for the butter in this recipe. Let us know how it turns out!

  4. I made this as Christmas breakfast for my GF girl while the guys all ate traditional cinnamon rolls. This was her first experience with anything like this (because I’ve been to scared to tackle the real deal), and she loved it! I used Bob’s Red Mill GF flour, unsweetened almond milk, and real butter. Yum!!

    I had a bit of difficulty testing for doneness. Perhaps because of the butter-and-sugar crust that had formed near the center of the cake? My toothpick came out clean, but the center was underdone. Next time, I’ll try tapping the top of the cake as my doneness test.

    This recipe is definitely a keeper!

    1. Hi Rebecca! This cake should keep in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container.

  5. I made this last year for Christmas breakfast and everyone LOVED it. Even the non-GF people. My sons have requested I make it every year from now on. It is delicious!

  6. This is delicious! I make this for my camping friends who are not GF but they love it. It’s my go to recipe for a cinnamony treat.

  7. I made this cake for an annual family Christmas party. I didn’t label it gluten free, and it was gobbled up in a flash. I will admit, I was probably the first one who grabbed a piece. And was I glad I did! What a wonderful cake! So moist, so delicious, and it was like eating the center of a cinnamon roll! Everyone loved it, and I didn’t announce it was gluten free to anyone, so I had multiple requests for the recipe. When Mama says she knows Gluten Free, she ain’t lying! 🙂 That is why my copy of her cookbook looks like it was run over by a semi. I use it all the time! I don’t know what I’d do without her! I don’t know what took me so long to make this cake, but you can bet I’ll be making it again right away. Thanks, Audrey, for another wonderful recipe! You’re the best!

  8. Delicious! My whole family loved it, and they were so surprised that it was GF! I used King Arthur Measure for Measure as my GF flour.

    1. I am so glad to see your comment. I have been making this cake for years and everyone loves it. I ran out of the Pillsbury GF flour and stores around me do not have it. I was going to ask on here if the KA GF flour would work as well, because I already have that. My granddaughter has learned to just expect that cake Christmas morning. Thank you….. and Audrey!! Love her recipes.

  9. I’m not GF but thoroughly enjoyed this recipe, as did all my work family. Easy to make, not fuss and delicious! Would never know it was GF, thank you!

  10. This was very good but was way too sweet for us. I will make it again but I will cut the drizzle frosting in half. 😋

  11. I hosted book club brunch on Saturday and made this, it is absolutely amazing. Cinnamon rolls are one of the things I have missed since going gluten free in 2019 and this recipe satisfied the craving. 5 stars!!

  12. OMG! this is so good ! I’m gluten free ,dairy free and Cane sugar free. I made this with coconut sugar.I made a dairy free cream cheese icing with a little powdered sugar and maple syrup. wow its a keeper.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe . 🙂

  13. This is one of my favorite GF recipes! So great and LIGHT! I use cup4cup and make two smaller dishes instead of a 9×13 so I can give one to a friend with GF kids! Such a hit and easy to make! Thank you!!!!!

  14. Made this today. Oh my lands!!!! Incredible!! I have been gluten free for almost two years (celiac) and satisfying desserts are hard to do. This fit the bill perfect!! A little sweet, but i dont eat alot of sweets. Very very very good.

  15. THE BEST gluten free dessert I’ve ever made!!! Thank you for the AMAZING recipes you share! Mamaknowsglutenfree hits a home run again!!

  16. Amazing!! My whole family loves this cake. It’s amazing how much they are like cinnamon rolls. Just brought this to a church potluck and the pan sure came home empty. Anyone gluten free who tries this asks me for the recipe. I love sharing this link!

  17. Excellent! This recipe is definitely a keeper. I used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 baking flour. 1 cup of this particular flour weighs 148 grams. I also used homemade oat milk, and country crock’s plant butter with olive oil.
    I can’t believe how good this cake is!

  18. Have made this several times now for my son. The first time was Christmas morning ! He told me it like when he was little and we had Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls. But these were better! Which I totally agree!

  19. OH WOW!!!!!!!! Absolutely delicious! I used oat milk in mine and instead of a stick of butter. I used half a stick of butter & apple sauce. And because i used apple sauce i used less sugar (a half a cup). Will definitely use less butter for the topping, LOL tryn to lose weight. And for the glaze halved the powdr sugr & used 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 1 tablespoon of oat milk. ALL I CAN SAY IS YUMMM!!!!

  20. I just made this for my son’s new girlfriend who is gluten-free dairy-free and we LOVED it! I wondered if it might be more like breakfast vs dessert, but it was definitely in the dessert category. I served it warm with ice cream and it was phenomenal. It was such a joy to share this dessert with her since she’s mentioned missing cinnamon rolls.

  21. WOW, this is an amazingly delicious recipe! I have made it a dozen times, and it never lasts. what is the best storage for a week?

  22. Made this for Christmas Day breakfast. My daughter, who normally does not care for things that are sweet because they are TOO sweet, just kept eating this! I even sent some home with her because she loved it so much. Made my day! Thanks so much.

  23. First gluten free dessert I have found I liked. I used King Arthur cup for cup. Turned out delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  24. My daughter just switched to Gluten free eating a few months ago. Normally on Christmas morning I make a special breakfast involving dough in a can. Since I no longer could make that I went looking for a new tradition to make, and I definitely found it in this recipe! I used Bob’s Red Mill GF flour, I baked it the night before and left it in an airtight container on the counter overnight. It was ready to go and delicious the next morning! My daughter loved it and my husband said it’s the best gluten free recipe I’ve ever made.

  25. I love anything that tastes like a cinnamon roll and this recipe is delicious without all the kneading, rolling and letting rise! I made it vegan as well and it turned out wonderful. It is best eaten the first day, but it was okay the second day as well. I used Pillsbury all-purpose GF flour and had great luck! Would be a wonderful Christmas morning casserole and super easy!

    1. This has become a staple for family get togethers.

      We now have someone the cannot eat eggs.

      Have you tried to veganize this recipe? Please let me know if I can sub the eggs!

      Thank you

  26. I was wondering if anyone has made this in a bundt pan. If so, how long would you bake it? Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks

    1. Hi Tammy! I have not tried baking the cake in a bundt pan. I would recommend caking it in the 9×13-inch pan. I hope you try the recipe and enjoy it!

  27. This is such a great recipe. I used Presidents Choice GF flour blend and it turned out perfectly. I made 1.5 times the recipe and made a 9×13” and an 8×8” pan. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  28. I’ve made this no less than 4 times. It turns out perfect every time. It is all I hoped it would be – without having to do any kneading, rolling, cutting and waiting that goes along with traditional cinnamon rolls. It doesn’t get any better than this. THANKS for a recipe that will be made many more times in the coming years! Lynda

  29. My husband is the hardest critic of all. He couldn’t even tell this was gluten-free and he loved as much as I did!!! Your the bomb! Thank you so much!!

    1. This looks really good. Is there a way to cut down or substitute for part of the butter? There is a lot of butter in the entire recipe. Thanks

      1. Since I was curious, did the math; with each half cup being 8 tablespoons (per stick), that’s 24 tablespoons total in the recipe, so about 1.5 tablespoons per serving since it serves 16. A lot of people use more than that on a baked potato, just for comparison. However, since I’ve made this 4 or 5 times, I can tell you that it would be difficult to eat only a 1/16th sized piece of this cake!

  30. My goodness! I made for a friend who is GF (I am not). Sooo delicious, she enjoyed it very much and I did too! The cake came out perfect – I couldn’t believe the rise. This will be a recipe I use for guests at brunch from now on.

    1. Haven’t tasted it yet but at least it came out looking like it is supposed to so I know it’s delicious! I used to make one before changing to be gluten free and since trying to adapt that one none have ever turned out like they should. Thank you so much for sharing! 💚💚💚

  31. I love, love, loved this!!! I’ve made it 3 times, and each time it cooked up perfectly raised, moist, and divinely cinnamon-sweet. I tried with walnuts and also pecans, and they came out fabulous as well. Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  32. I really enjoyed baking this and it turned out so light and fluffy! It was so so tasty and I am most definitely baking this again 😀 thank you for this amazing recipe <3

  33. I am making this as we speak, the whole house smells of cinnamon 🙂 tastes amazing and I made it dairy free also ! Thank you for sharing 🙂 🙂 PS love your blueberry cobbler as well 🙂

  34. Sunday breakfast treat for my wife (she’s GF) and me. Gooey, sweet, fantastic! Now we have enough leftovers to feed an army, but no complaints. 🙂 Thanks, Audrey–even this beginning baker could make it come out right.

  35. This is the most incredible, easiest treat for a crowd. It tastes like cinnamon rolls and the texture is fabulous. Very few GF things appeal to gluten eaters like this one does. Slam dunk. Exactly as recipe is written, no changes.

  36. I had been craving gf/df cinnamon rolls for ages when I stumbled onto this recipe. It has become one of my go-to recipes and is well loved by those who have tried it. I need to now try the cinnamon roll version of the cake!

  37. Gluten free, dairy free deliciousness that I haven’t had in a very long time. So easy to make, and will now be one of my go-to recipes. Thank you!

  38. I bought a house full of people a store made cinnamon roll coffee cake. And found your recipe so I didn’t feel left out. The store bought one went to waste and everyone ate mine. I was pissed. But it says great things about your recipe 🤣. Any way you would concider trying to make a pumpkin one?

  39. This cake is so very very good. I have made it several times and it is gone in 1 day. Can’t go wrong making this cake. Thanks Mama

  40. Oh how I missed cinnamon rolls. This cake was incredible. Everyone loved it even the family that wasn’t gluten or dairy free. If you have not bought Audrey’s cookbook it is a must. I’ve made so many recipes from the book and all delicious.

  41. My husband and I enjoyed it very much. I will definitely be making it again. I used bobs red mill 1 to 1 and it turned out perfect.

  42. I made this Gluten free cake and a regular-gluten containing version for a family party, and everyone agreed this GF recipe was WAY better. It was moist and tasted great. I WILL be making this in the future.

  43. I made this recipe exactly as described, no modifications, and it’s the best ever. My wife loves cinnamon rolls but after being diagnosed with Celiac she thought she had to give them up, This recipe was delicious and has given her a new loving for her favorite food. I’m a disabled veteran, wheelchair-bound, yet I had no problem with this simple recipe. It’s definitely #1 on my “must have” list.

  44. This is a great recipe, really delicious. I put half of the butter cinnamon swirl in the cake and added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, I will up it to a full cup next time… the chocolate was really good in the cake. I halved the icing since I don’t like super sweet desserts and added some cinnamon and pinch of salt to it. So good!

  45. I made this 2x now. 1st time with BM 1:1 GF Flour. Once with GF Jules 1:1 Flour. I subbed in Stevia sugar for the white sugar and Swerve brown sugar blend for the brown sugar and cinnamon part. (Both times because we have diabetics in the house). Skipped the icing. We liked this recipe better when made with the BM GF flour, as it was fluffier. But I’ll hafta say, this recipe is a keeper. IT.IS.SOOOOO.GOOD…

    1. I used BM 1:1 flour too and I justate two pieces! It’s scrumptious and I think I will make it for my friends for Saturday brunch!

  46. Thank you miss Audrey Mama. I was prepared to struggle but the recipe was simple and came out exactly as followed , again thank you i like to cook and when yiu buy something store bought thats gluten free most of the time its not very good, jeff.

  47. I made this for breakfast this morning and it is amazing! The only thing I’d do differently is to let it cool a bit before I put the icing on it but my husband and I could not wait to try it. Next time I will make it in 2 pans so I can freeze one and there WILL be a next time.

  48. I am 16 years old and have had celiac disease since I was seven. As a young baker, It’s been so hard to find a recipe that I actually enjoy baking and eating. This is by far the best recipe I’ve ever come across. 10/10!!!! I recommend this to everyone.

  49. This is an amazing recipe. I wish I had been able to follow it exactly, but I was not. Regardless, what it helped me make was SO delicious, and looks very much like the pictures. I did not have gluten free flour, but I DID have a GF Krusteez cinnamon crumb cake mix. I measured out what was in the box and it was about the same amounts as half of this recipe. I halved the amounts of wet ingredients called for here, and left out all dry ingredients(figuring they were in the box mix). I mixed the amount of butter and flour called for here into the cinnamon sugar mix in the box and followed the recipes instructions on how to swirl and bake it. It’s so much like the gooey cinnamon rolls I remember…and so much better than what that box mix would have been otherwise! Thank you!

  50. My Oh My. Always a gamble to make something for the holidays without a trial run, but it’s 2020 and I don’t even know what real pants are anymore. However, this was OUTSTANDING. In a time of reinventing traditions, completely sold on making this a new one. I’ve really missed *good* cinnamon rolls, and this fits it. Pops even said “I can’t tell this is gluten free!” Mama really does know GF!

  51. So delicious! Tastes like a real cinnamon bun which I have been craving since having to go gluten free years ago. Easy to make. Will make this recipe again and again I am sure! Thank you!

  52. This was so amazing! I used the Namaste Perfect Blend Flour, and did not add any xanthan gum, as that flour mix does contain xanthan gum. I halved the recipe, since it was just for me and used an 8×8 pan. It was so tough to not devour the entire pan, but now I get to look forward to leftovers!

  53. This was amazing! I couldn’t find Pillsbury gluten free flour so I used King Arther gluten free flour and it turned out great! Next time I might cut the sugar in half because it was very rich.

  54. This cake was so delicious! My husband has celiac so we eat completely gluten free in our house. This recipe was amazing. Thanks so much!

  55. Made these for me wife who is gluten free. I’m always skeptical of gluten-free recipes as they are usually no-where near as nice as ‘normal’ recipes. This cake is fantastic! You wouldn;t know what you were eating was gluten-free…my kids didn’t! Definitely recommend this!

  56. This was amazing, wonderful ooey gooeyness. It was like eating a wonderful cinnamon roll That we used to love to get at the mall before I developed a gluten intolerance. We added crushed pecans to part of it and loved it. I love the recommendations for which brand of flour works best

  57. I’ve made this twice-it’s fabulous! The cake is moist and delicious and the topping is crusty and super sweet, just like the real cinnamon roll.
    I tried making it with half the sugar mixture the first time and there wasn’t enough gooey stuff.
    I like my cinnamon-sugary gooeyness with nuts, so I added chopped pecans to swirl into the batter with the sugar/butter mixture. Some of it seeped to the bottom and created that sticky, sweet, semi-crunchy outside “crust” in areas. So yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  58. Made this this morning in Nebraska, as a treat for my daughter and it was fabulous. Shared the recipe with my mom in Florida. Thank you for finally a gluten free recipe that tastes as great as the pictures look. Now I am printing off a few more recipes to create a Gluten Free book of favorites. Thank you again.

  59. Wow, what a treat! I don’t usually bake or eat sweets but wanted to make this for my husband. Halved the recipe (Thank you for the converter!). Made in an 8×8 Pyrex. Used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 flour, monk sugar for white, and toasted coconut almond milk. It was done in 35 mins on the spot! Great warm and after it cooled. I want to try replacing the brown sugar with coconut next time.

  60. My gluten free family members devoured this cake. The gluten folks didn’t get to have a taste! The 5 of us ate it all.

  61. The cinnamon roll cake was absolutely perfectly delicious!! Thank you so much, Audrey, for sharing!

  62. Heavenly! Followed the exact recipe but used two 9 inch cake pans and baked for same time. This recipe was bookmarked on my phone for the near future!

  63. I made this using Better Batter flour and it turned out amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe

  64. LOVED this recipe! Made it vegan and was incredibly impressed. Super simple and easy to follow recipe/instructions. Will definitely make again!

  65. My family and I loved this cake! Super easy to put together. It was tasty to both gluten-free and gluten eaters. Although you could tell in the taste of the cake that it was a ‘gluten-free flavor’, it wasn’t overpowering and the cake was gobbled up. SO GOOD and I recommend it.

  66. This was awesome!! bought my sister and husband a sale cinnamon roll coffee cake platter at the store. so gluteny. I wanted something too so I made my self yours. Its awesome!! Made some cinnabon frosting for on it and im having to defend my coffee cake. Apparently its more appealing than the store bought gluten filled one.

  67. OMG! Best cake ever! I made half the recipe just to see what it was like, big mistake as I’ve already eaten most of it! Excellent flavour and great texture.

  68. My church ate the entire thing in just a few minutes during breakfast hour!!! The non-gluten free people loved it and didn’t taste a difference. It took longer to cook because of the amount of topping but it tasted so good and was worth the extra couple of minutes. I love this recipe but may half the topping part next time.

  69. This is AMAZING! I made this as a surprise for my girlfriend and she said it’s one of the best desserts she has ever had.

    1. Thank you so much Ryder for the awesome 5-star recipe review. I am so happy that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the cake and that it was amazing and one of the best desserts you have ever had. Thanks again!

  70. For Easter brunch today, I made a half batch in an 8×8″ pan, convection baked at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. I used Bob’s Red Mills GF Baking flour, which had xanthan gum in it already. My 22 year, who is not gluten intolerant, said they were “the best cinnamon rolls” he’d ever had. They were delicious. However, they were extremely sweet – much sweeter than Pillsbury’s cinnamon rolls, for instance. Next time I will try reducing the brown sugar in the topping and/or substituting maple sugar. (I will also use less of the icing.) I may also add finely chopped pecans to help lower the glycemic index, if only a little. Plus, I think finely chopped pecans would be delicious in this cake. Thank you for this recipe. I have not had anything like a cinnamon role since I became GF nine years ago, and this cake was a real treat.

    1. Thank you so much Maren for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that everyone enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You are so welcome, I love sharing the recipes I make for my family. Thank you again!

  71. I stumbled across this recipe a couple nights ago and pinned it to make later. Later came today..
    It is absolutely delicious!! So glad I found you.

    1. Thank you so much Wendy for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thanks again!

  72. I took one bite of this and are you kidding me? Where has this been all my life? Wow. This satisfied my craving for cinnamon rolls and it’s actually way better and far less hassle. I made this for the first time to bring to dinner at my neighbor’s house tomorrow. I’m sure they will love it. The only change I made was for the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture I only added 1/4 cup of butter to cut back on the fat a bit and doubled the cinnamon. It still turned out great. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much Sam for the amazing 5-star recipe review, it really made my night! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You are so welcome, I love sharing the recipes I make for my family. Thanks again!

  73. This is amazing. I am gluten and dairy free and finally can enjoy “cinnabon” again. I bought your recipe book because of finding this recipe and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Your recipes are so easy but delicious. Thank you for sharing your work.

    1. Thank you so much Katie for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thank you so much for buying my cookbook. You are so welcome, I love sharing the recipes I make for my family. Thanks again!

    1. Thank you so much Casey for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake and it was incredible! Thank again!

  74. This turned out amazingly yummy, wow!! I added more cinnamon like Audra suggested. My husband isn’t gluten intolerant and absolutely loved this. We even fought over a slice haha! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I no longer feel like I’m missing out on Cinnabon.

    1. Thank you so much Fathiya for the awesome 5-star recipe review, it really made my day! I am so happy that you and your husband enjoyed the cinnamon rolls. You are so welcome, I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. Thanks again!

  75. I made both the cake (GF) and the muffins (GF/DF) today! Delicious! I was able to satisfy my craving for cinnamon rolls, but w/o the long process. (my only advice would be to add more cinnamon. I added some extra to the batter and also put some into the cream cheese frosting I made).

    1. Thank you so much Audra for the wonderful recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake and the muffins. Thank you again!

  76. Made this one this morning. I used King Arthur GF blend and also halved the recipe. I baked it in an 8×8 glass dish for about 30 minutes. Came out great! I might skip the glaze next time since I think the cake is super yummy without it. Thanks for another keeper!

    1. Thank you so much Leah for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thank you for sharing that you halved the recipe and baked it in an 8×8 pan, as I know it will help others. You are so welcome, I love sharing the recipes I make for my family. Thanks again!

  77. This cinnamon cake was simply amazing. No one could tell that it was gluten free! This recipe will go in my recipe notebook along with other Mama know gluten recipes. So far they have all been keepers!!!

    1. Thank you so much Carol for the wonderful 5-star recipe review, it really made my night! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake, it was amazing, and no one could tell it as gluten-free. Thank you so much for your kind words about my recipes you have tired. Thank you again!

  78. My husband doesn’t even like sweets and loved this cake . I am Celiac and her recipes have all been amazing. Does not taste gluten free at all. I highly recommend

    1. Thank you so much Karen for the wonderful recipe review, it really made my day! I am so happy that you and your husband loved the cake. Thank you for your kind words about my recipes and I am so happy that you have been enjoying them. Thank you again!

  79. I love cinnamon rolls and have missed them since I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. This cake was delicious and sure took care of my craving! Just be sure you swirl in the topping as evenly as you can. Everyone wanted a piece with lots of the topping in it because it was so yummy! Great recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Jane for the awesome 5-star recipe review, it really made my day! I am so happy that everyone enjoyed the cake and took care of your cinnamon roll craving. Thank you again!

  80. Nice! It’s a quick version of making cinnamon rolls for my celiac family! Made them this morning and I used this blend since I don’t have the Pillsbury on hand: 1 cup almond flour, 1 cup brown rice flour, 1/3 cup sweet rice flour, 2/3 tapioca flour. It worked out deliciously!! ❤️

    1. Thank you so much Gina for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thank you so much for sharing your gluten-free flour blends, as I know it will help others. Thanks again!

  81. It’s awesome! I took it to church during the breakfast hour and it was gone…even the non-gluten free people loved it. Maybe cut the cinnamon topping in half? It took longer to bake but it was worth it. I have handed out this recipe to the people who asked for it! Big hit, my family was disappointed that there wasn’t any left after church (and my dad doesn’t like gluten free foods!). It’s a keeper!

    1. Thank you so much Jay for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that everyone enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thanks again!

  82. WOW! I just made this today; oh my, it is fabulous! I used Kerrigold butter and coconut milk. I also cut the sugar in half for the cake and topping. Plenty sweet enough with the glaze. Definitely a keeper!

    1. Thank you so much Lynn for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake and it was fabulous. Thank you again!

  83. I made the gluten-free cinnamon cake on Easter 2019 & for Christmas breakfast 2019. It is absolutely DELICIOUS! Everyone that was at my house loved it, even the gluten eaters! I was amazed how this turned out to be such a big hit! I definitely Will be adding this new tradition to our breakfast menu on Easter & Christmas mornings,

    1. Thank you so much Ramona for the awesome 5-star recipe review, this made my night! I am so happy that everyone loved the cinnamon roll cake and it was a big hit. It really makes my heart happy to hear that you will be adding the cake as a new tradition for your Easter and Christmas breakfast menu. Thanks again!

  84. Thank you! I hosted Christmas and had 7 people here. I am the only one that is gluten free. This was a hit. I could tell a few people were hesitant to try it when they heard it was gluten free but everyone couldn’t stop eating it and it was gone by the end of the day. Everyone loved it and said I would have to make it again. I used lactose free milk.

    1. Thank you so much JT for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that everyone loved the cinnamon roll cake! Thank you for sharing that you used the lactose-free milk, as I know it will help others. Thank you again!

  85. This is amazing! I made it for Christmas morning. My mom, who is not GF, asked for slices to take home. I used Krusteaz All Purpose flour. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    1. Thank you so much Dodie for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that everyone enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thank you for sharing which brand of flour you used, as I know it will help others. Thanks again!

  86. This cake is awesome. I have made it several times now, and there is never any left at the end of the day. It is my granddaughter’s request for every holiday breakfast. I need to try the actual cinnamon roll recipe, but the cake is just so easy.

    1. Thank you so much Bonnie for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoy the cinnamon roll cake, and that your granddaughter requests it at every holiday breakfast. Thank you again!

  87. I made this last weekend – it was a hit with gluten and non gluten eaters.
    This will definitely be my go to for special occasions!
    Easy to make, great directions. Thanks for the recipe!
    Side note, I did not have a 9×13 pan, but a 9” round. I cooked as directed, but middle wasn’t done so I loosely covered with foil and checked every 7 minutes until done.

    1. Thank you so much Nadia for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that everyone enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake, that the directions were esy to follow, and that you will be making it again. Thank you for sharing how you baked it in a 9″ round pan, as I know it will help others. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family and helping others. Thanks again!

  88. Very close to my favorite non gluten free coffee cake recipe. I did cut the recipe in half, no problem. I did not add the glaze, it wasn’t needed. I also reduced the sugar by half (so 1/4 of what the recipe said since I halved the recipe). I will be making this again. ?

    1. Thank you so much Cheri for the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thank you for sharing that you were able to half the recipe successfully, as I know it will help others. I am so happy that you will make it again. Thanks again!

  89. WOW!!!! I made this for my daughter and OMGzzer, it was the best ever, she rarely eats gluten free bakery products since they don’t taste good. But this cinnamon roll cake is the BOMB thank you for sharing this recipe. 5 stars doesn’t do this recipe justice you deserve 10+++++.cyndie

    1. Thank you so much Cyndie for the amazing 5-star recipe review, you really made my day! It really makes my heart I am so happy that you and your daughter enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again!

    1. Thank you so much for Lori the awesome 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake.

  90. This was very good. It reminded me of coffee cake. My gluten daughter and gluten free daughter both liked this.

    1. Thank you so much Kristi for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you and your daughters enjoyed the cake. It reminds me of a coffee cake too. It’s one of my family’s favorites. Thanks again!

  91. OH MY! I have been gluten free for about 5 years now and cinnamon rolls (and croissants) are what I have missed the most! I get cravings for them every couple of months, but to no avail….that is until I found your recipe! You are remarkable and THANK YOUUUUUUU! I made these earlier this afternoon and couldn’t believe what I was eating! All of the texture and gooiness (and even crunch on the top) without all of the extra work that goes into cinnamon rolls! You have made my dreams come true as I and my 2 GF kids can now enjoy something as delicious as the regular folk! Also…my non-GF brother-in-law and husband LOVED these too! Couldn’t believe they were gluten-free! INSANE! THank you so much!!!! Forever Grateful!

    1. Thank you so much Jo for the amazing 5-star recipe review! I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear that you and your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again you really made my day!

  92. My grandson loves this recipe. Even thou i have cut the sugar in half. Put in ground flax thank you for the base recipe.

    1. Thank you so much Cindy for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that your grandson loves this recipe. I am glad to hear that the recipe works well with less sugar and ground flax in the cake. Thank you again!

    1. Aloha! Thank so much for the wonderful 5-star review. I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake and the recipe was easy. You are so welcome, OI love sharing what I make for my family. Mahalo!

  93. Made this for after-church fellowship brunch, labeled it as gluten-free, and it was the first dish gone!

    1. That makes my heart so happy to hear! Thank you so much Kathy for the wonderful 5-star recipe review. I am so happy that everyone enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thanks again!

  94. I made this today for Mothers Day and everyone kept coming back and cutting off more pieces. Keep in mind that my family does not ever like gluten free and dairy free baked goods! That says a ton! Thank you for this recipe, i cant wait to try more.

    1. I am so happy to hear that e everyone enjoyed the cake Kelloe! Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star review. I hope you enjoy the other recipe you try. Than you again!

  95. Do you think there would be a problem with cutting any of the 9×13 cake recipes in half for an 8×8?

    1. Hi Sarah! I have never tried cutting the recipe in half. If you try it will you please let me know how it turns out? I hope you enjoy the cinnamon roll cake!

    1. I am so happy that you and your husband enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake! Thank you so much Tara for the wonderful recipe review.

  96. This was so dang good! It tastes just like a cinnamon roll without all of the extra work. WOOT!

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. I love that this cake tasted just like a cinnamon roll without all of the work. Thanks again!

  97. This looks so delicious. I have to be dairy AND egg free. Do you think it would work with an egg substitute?
    Thanks for your help

    1. Hi Patricia! I have not tried this recipe with an egg replacer. If you try it, will you please let me know how it turns out? I hope you enjoy the cake.

    1. Hi Michele! I have never tried freezing the cake, but I have had readers tell me they have frozen it and that it is easily reheated. A reader told me she cut the cake into pieces before freezing them. If you try freezing the cake will you please tell me how it turns out?

  98. This cinnamon roll cake is absolutely delicious! It is the best tasting thing I have baked since going gluten-free over five years ago. I made it for our family Easter brunch and it was a hit with everyone, even those who are not gluten free. It is also simple and easy to make. Thanks, Mamma!

    1. I am so happy that everyone enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake, even those who were not gluten-free! Thank you so much for the 5-star recipe review Jane. It is also one of my family’s favorites. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again!

  99. Omg! I just made this amazing smelling gluten free cinnamon roll cake. The glaze has been poured on and is waiting to be cut. Yum!!

    1. I hope you enjoy the cinnamon roll cake, Kristen! It is one of my family’s favorite cakes. Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe review. The reviews mean a lot to me.

  100. Going to give this a try! Do you have any recipes for baked goods without xanthan gum? Although it is “safe,” many people with Celiac, including myself can not eat it. (many digestive experts also recommend not eating it…) Thanks!

    1. Hi Kim! I have only baked with xanthan gum. I know that another alternative is guar gum, but I have not tried it. I know that Betterbatter is working on a gum-free gluten-free flour and I will definitely try it when it comes out. I hope you enjoy the cinnamon roll cake!

  101. This looks amazing! My husband is on a pretty strict diet so I appreciate the nutritional information but I’m trying to decide how many slices we should cut it into?

    1. Thank you so much Braquel! This cake is made in a 9×13 pan, so traditionally it serves 16 with a 2″x3″ slice. It really all depends on how large of cake slices you want. I hope you enjoy the cinnamon roll cake.

  102. This is an amazing recipe. Thank you so much! I was wondering do I refrigerate it overnight or can I leave it out?

    1. Thank you Joyce for the wonderful 5-star recipe review. I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You do not need to refrigerate it overnight. Make sure to store it in an air-tight container. Thank you again!

  103. On thank you so much Audry for offer your recipes and your offer of help!! That is a five star person for sure!!!

  104. Absolutely delicious! Had a piece after dinner tonight and definitely having another one in the morning!

    1. Thank you so much Cait for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. My family does the same, have it for dessert and then for breakfast in the morning. Thank you again!

  105. Thanks for this recipe!! Very good!! My husband very much liked it and he is PICKY!!! Definitely a keeper.
    Tried the cinnamon cake recipe today. I like to cook but not a great baker. But now that I know this is delish, I will now tackle the cinnamon rolls. We just start f2f about 6 weeks ago.
    Sooo it is a big learning experience!!! Thank you!!
    Can’t wait to try the other recipes.

    1. Thank you so much LeeAnn for wonderful 5-star recipe review! It makes my heart so happy that you and your husband enjoyed the cinnamon roll cakes. This cake was one of the first cakes I made when I first went gluten-free in 2010. I hope you enjoy the cinnamon rolls, they are a little more tricky than the cake, but they are so worth it! Please let me know if I can help you with your new gluten-free journey. You can always email me if you have any recipes you want help modifying to be gluten-free. Thanks again!

    1. Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! Yes cream cheese frosting would be amazing on the cinnamon roll cake! Thank you again!

    1. Hi Angela! I have never tried it as a bundt cake. If you try it will you please let me know how it turns out? Thanks!

  106. I made this the other day because I had all of the ingredients, plus it looked delicious. Let me tell you I’ll be making this again. I used almond milk as a dairy substitute too. Perfect if u want to make cinnamon rolls but don’t want to wait. Thanks for this delicious recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Melanie for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again!

  107. Hi there. I was wondering if I could use regular flour for this and if it would turn out the same? I was just needing to make it dairy free.

    Thank you! Stephanie

    1. Hi Stephanie! This recipe should work with regular flour, but you will not need the xanthan gum. I use Smart Balance butter and almond milk for the dairy-free option. I hope you enjoy the cake!

  108. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I’m always looking for recipes that are both GF and delicious (for some people that sounds impossible). This recipe is by far my most favorite! I made it yesterday evening – let me tell you, the presentation is just beautiful and the flavor is amazing. My family loved it!
    Please keep sharing your delicious recipes.
    And thank you again for taking the time to share your story and the recipes you make for your family!

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe review Gabriela! I am so happy to hear that you and enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. It’s one of my family’s favorites too. You are so welcome I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you so much for your kind words, you really blessed me!

    1. Thank you so much Janet for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake and that you will be adding it to your list of recipes. Thank you again!

  109. Hi,
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying it! But I have two questions and hopefully they don’t sound too silly.
    The first one is about the instruction for mixing the cake ingredients—do I use a spoon or a hand mixer? The other question is the flour. I have Glutino gluten free all purpose flour in my pantry. It doesn’t contain xanthan gum, but it has acacia gum. Do I need to add xanthan gum in this case?

    1. Hi Sandra! There is never a silly question when it comes to gluten-free baking friend. For mixing the cake, you can use a spoon or a hand mixer. I would recommend using a hand mixer because the batter is really thick. I have never tried the Glutino gluten-free flour. I think that the acacia gum acts similar to the xanthan gum, so I would think that you would not need to add anything extra to the flour. I looked on the Glutino website and it says that it’s a cup for cup flour. I hope you enjoy the cinnamon roll cake!

  110. I’m in the UK and I used doves gluten free flour, all I can say is wow. It’s UNBELIEVABLE. Even my gf sceptic boyfriend (hates anything gf because of the texture) thinks it’s gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Xxx

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe review Carly! I am so happy that you and your boyfriend enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. It’s one mine and my family’s favorite cakes. We don’t have Doves flour here in the U.S. but thank you for sharing what flour you used so it can help others in the UK. You are so welcome I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again!

  111. This recipe is perfect! I made it yesterday, using King Arthur Flour mix, it’s all I had. I made it into cupcakes though. Perfect! Also, my husband asked me to make them into mini cups, for my son to take to school, they are wonderful too! Thank you so much for this

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. I love that you made it into cupcakes and mini cups. You are so welcome I love sharing what I make for my family. Thanks again!

  112. This recipe was a godsend! We have friends coming for a quick visit tomorrow and one is GF, so I wanted to make a dessert that she’d enjoy! It turned out perfectly and looks outstanding. I used King Arthur GF flour and actually aubstituted 1/4c white wine for some milk (I write a wine blog)… worked well and tastes amazing! Thanks so much!!

    1. Thank you so much Alison for the wonderful recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. I am glad that the King Arthur gluten-free flour and the wine worked well in the recipe. I’ve not tried King Arthur gluten-free flour, but I need to. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again!

  113. Loved this cake! I did cheat and use a Pamela’s GF cake mix, but added milk instead of water to the mix. I did all other things the same and it was delicious!

    1. I am so happy to hear that you loved the cinnamon roll cake Beth! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I’ve never tried Pamela’s cake mix, but i need to. I am glad that it worked well with the recipe. Thank you again!

    1. Thank you so much Missy for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thank you again!

  114. I used the bobs red mill 1 to 1 and baked for 36 minutes. When I cut into it I realized the cake was not quite done so I put it back in for another 7 minutes. After letting it cool, I cut a slice and found it still not fully cooked. The taste is delicious, but could this be just my oven or possibly my flour choice?

    1. Hi Kate! I think it may be your flour choice. Anytime I have test baked with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 the batter has always been wetter. The Bob’s Red Mill has sorghum flour in it and the Pillsbury gluten-free flour is a rice flour blend, so it bakes differently. I have not had anyone else let me know that the cake did not bake fully with using Bob’s Red Mill. If you think your oven might be off, you could get an oven thermometer to check, I’ve had to do that too to make sure my oven was not running too hot. I hope you will try the recipe again with the Pillsbury gluten-free flour or a gluten-free flour blend with similar ingredients. I hope this helps. The cinnamon roll cake is one of my family’s favorite cakes.

  115. I just made this Christmas Eve before bed so it would be ready Christmas morning. It was an easy to follow recipe and came out so well. I used King Arthur’s gluten free cup for cup flour, regular butter, and almond milk. My husband loved it. I brought the cake to family dinner and my Great Aunt took one bite and said “Damn that’s good!” This recipe is definitely a winner. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer for the amazing 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake and that you found the recipe easy to follow. I have never tried baking with King Arthur flour, but I really need too because so many of my readers like it. Thank you for your kind words, you made my night. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again!

  116. I am making this a day ahead to have on Christmas. Do I put the glaze on it now or wait until serving ? Also, if I do put the glaze on now does it need to be stored in refrigerator ?

      1. This was delicious! My whole family lived it. However, I did have the same problem as Kate with it not being fully cooked. I also used the Bob’s 1 to 1. I will make again but will use the flour recommended. Thank you for sharing! I now have another treat my whole family can enjoy!

        1. Thank you Diana for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! I have found any time I have test baked with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 the batter is wetter and takes longer to bake. The Bob’s Red Mill has sorghum flour so it absorbs moisture differently and bakes differently. I highly recommend the Pillsbury gluten-free or a rice flour blend that has similar ingredients. I order the Pillsbury from Walmart for less than $5 a 2lb bag. I am so happy that your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake! It’s one of my family’s favorite cakes. You are so welcome I love sharing what I make for my family. Thank you again!

  117. Hi!
    I’m planning to make this for my family Christmas tomorrow. My sister just found out a few months ago that she has celiac. I was hoping to make a dessert that she can enjoy (along with the rest of us)
    I cannot find xanthum gum anywhere. I live in a small town too and no that it’s this close to Christmas I’m going to have to leave it out.
    I have the bobs red mill all purpose gf flour.
    Is this going to be ok without the gum?

    1. Hi Melanie, that is so wonderful that you are making this for your sister! I do not recommend using Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose flour gluten-free for this recipe (red bag). Their all-purpose flour is made with garbanzo bean flour and it has a very different taste and texture than gluten-free flours made with rice flour (some people don’t care for the taste). Bob’s Red Mill also makes a Cup for Cup gluten-free flour (blue bag). I highly recommend you use a gluten-free flour blend that is made with rice flour. I bake with Pillsbury gluten-free flour and a lot of my readers like King Arthur, Pamelas or Betterbatter. Gluten-free flour blends that are “cup for cup” with have xanthum gum already in it. This cake is one of my most popular recipes and my family’s personal favorite. I hope you are able to find a gluten-free rice flour blend to make it and that everyone enjoys it! Merry Christmas!

      1. I’ve never tired Cup4Cup but I know a lot of people like it. If you have a dairy allergy or sensitivity you cannot use it because it has milk powder in it. Thanks for the recommendation Karen!

  118. I am making this for Christmas morning breakfast! I was dx with Celiac disease 18 months ago and our tradition of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning was really missed by us all last year! I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Hi Christie I hope you enjoy the cinnamon roll cake! It’s my family’s favorite cake. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  119. Just make it! It was so delicious! The cake was moist and full of flavor. It was just as delicious the next day. I can’t wait to try more recipes. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

    1. Hi Meredith thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. I hope you enjoy any other recipes that you try. Thanks again!

  120. Oh my gosh ,, This was AMAZING! Truly brilliant. I would call this a Cinnamon roll coffee cake! Soo Good! Thank you

    1. Thank you so much for the 5-star recipe review Ladonna! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thanks again!

  121. This was my first ever attempt at baking anything gluten free and it turned out amazing! Hubby and kids loved it (they are not fans of anything GF and this recipe has turned them around!) and the entire cake was consumed in under 6 hours! So pleased with how easy this was to make and how delicious it turned out. I can’t wait to try more of these recipes!

    1. This makes my heart so happy to hear! Thank you so much Erin for the wonderful recipe review. I am so happy that your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. It’s one of my family’s favorites. I always tell people that you’ll never know that it’s gluten-free. I hope you enjoy the other recipes you try. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

    1. Thank you so much Amy for your wonderful 5-star recipe review! I am so happy that your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake for Thanksgiving. Thanks again Amy!

  122. Hi Audrey,
    Greetings from chilly old UK! Just got to say that I baked your cinnamon roll cake for the first time last night… Have come downstairs this morning, and just had to try some. It is A-maz-ing!! ☺
    I have to be GF and DF and you would never know, as its taste and texture is just gorgeous! Am taking some into work to share some with my team. This recipe is a keeper! ☺
    Thank you sooo much for this wonderful recipe!
    Take care, Nikki x
    PS I was going to send you a photo of my efforts, as I was so proud of how it looked when I took it out of the oven, but couldn’t see how to upload it x

    1. Hi Nikki. Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe rating! It makes my heart so happy to hear you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. I hope your team enjoys the cake also. It’s really awesome to hear from you all the way in the UK. Could you email me the photo to audrey@mamaknowsglutenfree.com? I would love to see it! You are so welcome Nikki, I love sharing what I make for my family. Thanks again for the recipe review it really blessed me!

      1. This sounds amazing! I am cooking for a dinner party for 12. Will be quite busy and need oven space. One gal is gluten free. Will this recipe be okay to make a day ahead??
        Thank you so much!

        1. Thank you so much Rhonda! Yes, this cake can be made ahead of time. Just make sure you cover it really well or store it in an air-tight container. My 9×13 pan has a lid. You are so welcome. I hope everyone enjoys it. Happy Thanksgiving!

  123. Made this yesterday as a practice run for Christmas. So easy to make and delicious. My daughter is the only one in our family who is GF and everyone loved it. Could not tell used GF flour. Used Robin Hood All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. Next time will try to bake as muffins.

    1. Hi Renee! Thank you so much for the wonder 5-star recipe review! It makes my heart so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. It’s one of my family’s all-time favorites. I’ve never seen Robin Hood Purpose Gluten Free Flour. I’ll have to look for it. If you enjoyed the cake you should really like the muffins too. I hope you and your family enjoy them. Thank you again Renee!

    1. Hi April! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cake. Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star review. I always say that no one ever knows that this cake is gluten-free.

  124. AMAZING!!! Used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour. You would never guess it was GF! Brought only raves at monthly birthday treats at work. Can’t wait to peruse the rest of this site. This is going to be the answer to my prayers! Thank you, thank you!

    1. Thank you so much Nacy for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! It makes my heart so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cinnamon cake. It’s one of my family’s favorites. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family!

  125. I just made this cake and it is almost time for it to come out of the oven and I can hardly wait. I am a teacher (yay for summer break) and I love baking for my family and they are HUGE breakfast eaters. I too use the Pillsbury gf flour, but I also by Bob’s Red Mill 1- to-1 baking flour at a Cash and Carry in 25lb bags for about $22. I am glad to hear others tried it with Bob’s and it turned out great. This recipe is a keeper and I love how easy it is to make! Thank you soooo much!!

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe review! That’s awesome about the large bags of Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1. I have not seen it where I live. I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You are so welcome I love sharing what I make for my family!

  126. I will never go through the work and mess of making gluten free cinnamon rolls again! This cake was so easy and delicious. My mom and dad who are not gluten intolerant loved it too!

    1. I feel exactly the same Melinda! I love the big cinnamon roll flavor of the cake without the time and mess of making cinnamon rolls. I am so happy you and your parents enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake! Thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star recipe review.????

  127. Quick question…what does the zanthan gum do? I am new to gluten free eating and trying to make some of the comfort foods I used to make.

    1. Hi Karen! I like to use flours that are a cup for cup and already have the xanthan gum already in it (like the Pillsbury gluten-free flour). Here’s the reason why xanthan gum is used in gluten-free baking. “Because baked goods made with wheat flour depends on gluten for structure, those made with gluten-free flours will often require a thickener to keep them from crumbling. For this reason, many gluten-free baking recipes call for Xanthan Gum to replace the elasticity and texture of gluten.” (from thespruceeats.com)

  128. Was this ever so good!!!
    Just started my gluten free eating and thanks to my sister found your web page.

    I changed the glazed to a cream cheese frosting.

    1. Hi Jennifer! I am so happy that you enjoyed it! I bet the cream cheese frosting was amazing on it. Please let me know if I can help you in any way in your new gluten-free journey.

  129. This is AMAZING! I’ve tried making gluten free cinnamon rolls but they are super messy and time consuming. These taste just as good and took less than 10 min to prep. I used King Arthur’s all purpose gluten free flour. Even my husband who is hesitant of my gluten free bakes loves it, definitely a keeper, thank you!!

    1. Hi Heather. Thank you so much! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. You are so welcome! I love sharing what I make for my family.

  130. Hi!! I started a ketogenic lifestyle 5 months ago and would love to try this recipe! Any idea if almond flour would work in place of the GF flour?

    1. Hi Suzette! I think the almond flour will be too dense for this recipe. Take a look at my Paleo Muffins as they are made with almond flour. I’m working on a Paleo cinnamon roll muffin recipe.

  131. I used Bob’s gluten free and it turned out great!!
    I’m wondering if storing it in the fridge might be better? I baked it in a glass dish but the lid won’t fit because the cake rised too high. Would the glaze and such keep better if I refrigerate this cake? I need it to last several days. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe!

    1. Hi Katie. I am so glad that you made it and it turned out great! I have never stored it in the fridge before. If you do, you will probably want to heat it up a bit when you serve it. You are so welcome. I love sharing what I make for my family.

  132. Made this today with Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 flour and it turned out great. It is delicious warm or cooled! My 8-year old celiac, who was a big fan of cinnamon rolls pre-diagnosis, loved it. Thank you so much for sharing–this recipe is a keeper!!

    1. Hi Valerie! I am so glad that you and your son enjoyed it! It really makes my heart happy to hear that your son loved it! You are so welcome. I love sharing what I make for my family. I will be posting the recipe for gluten-free cinnamon roll muffins this week! ????

  133. I made this and just about cried because they were so good. I haven’t had a cinnamon roll in years and have missed them so much since going GF. These are absolutely to die for!!!! Thank you so much!!

    1. Thank you so much, Bridget! You just made my heart really happy. You are so welcome, I love sharing what I make for my family.????

  134. Thank you so much for making this recipe! We have a Christmas tradition of having cinnamon rolls but my mom has been going through chemotherapy, so understandably, she wasn’t up to making them. I’ve had to take over kitchen duty and I’m pretty new to cooking and baking so i wanted something that would be that would be a good “replacement” and not be too difficult.

    Pretty sure a heavenly chorus rang out as soon as I took that first bite. I’ve been gluten free for over 10 years and I’ve had some really good foods but this was magical. My parents really liked it too.

    The only difference is I used Featherlight flour mix. I forget who makes that one so I hope I’m not violating any copyrights or anything. I will be making it with pillsbury tomorrow though as that’s what we have available currently.

    So, thank you for making this. 🙂

    1. I am so glad that you enjoyed it Jen! That makes my heart so happy. Thank you so much! I have never tried Featherlight flour. I am so glad that it worked with the recipe. There are no copyrights when it comes to using a particular gluten-free flour. I just happen to really like and use the Pillsbury gluten-free flour. You are so welcome! I love sharing what I make for my family.

  135. I just bought Pillsbury flour but haven’t used it till today. I tried this cake (halved the recipe, because new gluten free recipes and flour make me nervous). Baked it in a 8 x 8 glass pan. It is fantastic! I haven’t had a cinnamon roll in years but this tasted very much like one (and the smell, yum). I didn’t make glaze. Never liked it on my cinnamon rolls. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I will make 9×13 pan the next time. I also forwarded this recipe to a few friends. Just found your blog so off to check out your other recipes. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much Deb! You are so welcome. I love sharing what I make for my family. I am so happy that you enjoyed the cinnamon roll cake. Thank you so much for sharing it with your friends. I hope you find some more recipes you would like to try.????