Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free cake, gluten-free cinnamon cake, gluten-free cinnamon roll cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 345 kcal



  • 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.)


  • 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


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



  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Spray a 9×13 glass baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. 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.
  4. Once combined stir in the melted butter.
  5. The cake batter will be very thick and sticky. Pour into the prepared 9×13 baking pan.


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


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

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 166mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Sugars 42g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.