Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake

Published on Dec 03, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

10 reviews

Prep Time: 15 + minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 8
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I am super excited over this Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake. Pillowy cake with sweet cinnamon swirls throughout and topped with a light cream cheese vanilla frosting. I say move over cinnamon rolls because this Cinnamon Roll Cake is absolutely delicious.

You may never go back to the classic cinnamon rolls after you make this gluten-free breakfast cake recipe.


cinnamon roll cake, gluten free


This cinnamon roll cake recipe is probably one of the easiest recipes. There is no kneading, no rolling and very little mess to clean up. The gluten-free dough is leavened with quick rise yeast.

This means you don’t have to proof it first. The yeast is mixed into the dry ingredients. Once the dry ingredients are combined, whisk the wet ingredients and mix into the flour until smooth. The dough is now ready.

Something to keep in mind, for best results, the milk must be warm at about 110 F, the butter melted and still slightly warm, and the eggs are at room temperature. For the yeast dough to rise properly, it is all about the temperatures.


cinnamon roll cake, gluten free


To make this cinnamon roll cake, I used a bundt pan. Not only the pan makes the cake pretty, but the cake bakes faster in a bundt pan. To make the cinnamon swirls is super easy. The dough and the sweet cinnamon mixture is divided in half and then swirled into each layer.


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I always use this trick, I preheat the oven at 375 F for 5 minutes and then turn it off. Loosely cover the pan with a plastic wrap and then place in the slightly warm oven.

Using this method, you will avoid cold drafts, which tend to slow down the rising, and the temperature in the oven is perfect for a yeast dough to rise.

To conclude, this Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake has become one of my favourite recipes whenever my family craves something warm and comforting. Not only this gluten-free breakfast cake is a super easy recipe to make, but there is also very little mess, and the results are outstanding.

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The best part, you can prepare it the night before and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, bring the cake to room temperature and bake.

There is nothing better than a freshly baked, made from scratch breakfast cake. Especially when it is still warm and drenched with the most delicious cream cheese vanilla frosting.

I promise you, this Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake will not disappoint. If you need more breakfast cake recipes check out our two most popular recipes. The Gluten-Free Coconut Pear Breakfast Cake or the Ricotta Gluten-Free Breakfast Cake with Blueberries.

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2 1/4 tsp. Gail

Gail Norton

I only have instant yeast in a bottle. How many tsp do I need?


I am sorry to hear that, sometimes different flour blends can change the texture.


It was ok. It tasted too yeasty and was a bit dry. I used krusteez 1 to 1


what an excellent idea, thanks for sharing


Delicious, I substituted Nutella for the cinnamon swirl and the cake turned out great. My kids love it!!


I am sorry, I should have made the instruction clearer. Yes, let it rise first, then refrigerate overnight. Although, the dough should rise partially even when refrigerated, as long as the yeast is not dated. I will revise the instructions. Thank you.


I have a question on the overnight method...did you mean to let it rise 1st THEN refrigerate afterwards, or refrigerate after its been mixed? I refrigerated after i mixed it, brought it to room temp for about 2 hours, and it has not risen .

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