I love a good cinnamon roll as much as the next person. But…I don’t always feel like spending all morning making them. Cue my Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake for the best cinnamon roll-like experience you’ve ever had. And, the best part? There’s no yeast required, and you can make it gluten-free and vegan. How’s that for a customizable experience?
What you need to make a cinnamon roll skillet cake
All purpose flour or gluten-free flour: I have not tested any other flours.
Coconut sugar: You can use coconut sugar or brown sugar in this recipe.
Baking powder: We are only using a tiny amount to get the perfect rise.
Almond milk: You can use any non-dairy milk of choice.
Vanilla extract: Because every baked treat needs a little flavor boost with vanilla extract.
Egg: You can substitute the egg for a flax egg if you’d like!
Cinnamon: It wouldn’t be a cinnamon roll without the cinnamon!
Vegan butter: The vegan butter is used in the swirl topping! Don’t skip it. That said, you can use regular butter or ghee!
Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar is for the glaze! You need it!
How to make the cinnamon roll skillet cake
Making your very own cinnamon roll skillet cake is so easy.
First, you need to make the cake portion. To do this, you first mix together the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients. Once the batter is combined, transfer it to the skillet and spread it out evenly.
Second, it’s time to make the swirl topping, by whisking together the melted butter, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle that on top of the cake batter. I like to do this with a small spoon and make a circle pattern, reminiscent of a large cinnamon roll!
Next, it’s time to bake!
While the cinnamon roll skillet cake is in the oven, prepare the icing, by whisking together the powdered sugar and milk.
Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven, and let it cool completely before adding the icing layer.
Cut in and enjoy!!!
If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a review and rating below! And of course, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so I can repost on my IG stories. xx