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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake

This gluten-free cinnamon roll cake is like eating the center of a cinnamon roll the entire time. Recipe revised from original recipe on Gluten Free Palate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time26 mins
Total Time36 mins
Servings: 8 people


For the Cake:

  • 1.5 cups gluten-free flour (see images above for my favorite!)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk (or dairy-free milk)
  • 1 egg (or flax egg to make it vegan)
  • 1 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (or dairy free butter)

For the Cinnamon Swirl

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (or dairy-free butter)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp milk (or dairy-free milk)


  • Preheat over to 350 degrees farenheight.
  • Pre-butter an 8" round or square baking pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add gluten-free flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and sugar. Mix thoroughly.
  • In the same mixing bowl, add milk, egg, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Mix until completely incorporated.
  • Pour batter into the baking pan.
  • Now make the cinnamon swirl. In a small mixing bowl add brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix thoroughly.
  • Slowly drizzle the cinnamon swirl over the batter.
  • With a knife, chopstick, or another similar tool, gently swirl the cinnamon mixture into the batter.
  • Place pan in the oven and cook for 26-28 minutes (if you are using a square pan, you may need to cook for even less time. I recommend checking the cake at 23 minutes and using a wooded toothpick to check if the middle is cooked through). The cake will also be cooling inside the pan so it is okay if it is just slightly under baked when removing from the over. As it cools in the hot pan it will continue to bake.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the cinnamon glaze. Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Once the cake is finished baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Drizzle the cinnamon glaze over the cake and serve!