Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake that is easy, uses minimal ingredients, and takes the labor intensive steps of rolling and kneading away. The cake is swirled with cinnamon, then topped with a glaze, turning a classic gluten-free breakfast into a simple morning treat.
For a more traditional cinnamon rolls recipe you’ll want to make my Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls. If you like simple gluten-free breakfast, or baked gluten-free breakfast treats that you can have in the oven in less than ten minutes, check out my Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts.
For more breakfast ideas check out my Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes.
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake
A few weeks back I made a Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Cake. It was a huge hit, and won the Go Dairy-Free Frozen Fridays Recipe Contest, cashewmilk category. Every since then, my girls have been asking me to make it again. I don’t want them eating ice cream all the time, so I opted to make them the cake portion.
Although the ice cream cake is vegan, I use an egg in this recipe. You can use a flax egg in this Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake – it comes out just as good. The only reason I added egg is because I wanted extra protein in the cake. We can eat eggs, so I still bake with them every once in a while.
How do you make a flax egg?
To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Whisk together and let sit for 10- 15 minutes or until it thickens.
This Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll cake is the real deal, without the work. You can mix it up in less than ten minutes and have it in the oven by the time it’s done preheating.
Drizzle it with glaze (or enjoy it without) and savory the delicious flavors you’d find in a cinnamon roll.
Can I use regular milk and butter in this gluten-free cinnamon roll cake recipe?
Yes. I’ve made it both ways. You can use your milk of choice in this recipe, and regular butter if you choose.
The cake is fluffy, and has a slight crumble that you’d get with any good cake. The cinnamon swirl is soft and sweet, just the like the center of a cinnamon roll.
My kids and husband test tasted this cake for me and recommended I add it as a separate recipe here. That way you will know that you can enjoy this Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake without the ice cream.
Can I make this gluten-free cinnamon roll cake in a muffin tin?
Yes, such a great idea! Then it would be single serving. Just make sure to grease each well in the muffin tin generously so it doesn’t stick. Also, you’ll need to reduce the cooking time and watch it for doneness.
Or you can try these Cinnamon Roll Muffins.
How well does this freeze?
Believe it or not, it freezes really well. I discovered that when I made an ice cream cake out of this cake recipe. I froze the cake before I topped it with ice cream to make it easier to spread the ice cream without crushing the cake.
Looking for a more traditional cinnamon roll, these Best Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls are really incredible. If you make this Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake stop back by and let me know what you think. Also, if you have any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
This gluten-free cinnamon roll cake recipe was adapted from the Life in the Lighthouse Cinnamon Roll Cake.
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Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g