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Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake Recipe

Use the versatility of a cast iron skillet to make this incredible Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake Recipe. Can be made gluten free too!

In my kitchen if you open the cabinet where I keep my pots and pans you might be shocked to find mostly cast iron. In a world where there is constant advertisement of the newest, biggest, and best when it comes to everything, Cast Iron is still king in the kitchen. This cookware is relatively affordable, crazy durable, works on an induction stove, and can be transferred to the oven, grill, and more without issue.  This Cinnamon Roll Skillet cake recipe is just another example of cast irons versatility and its ability to make great things.

Where to Buy a Cast Iron Skillet

Seriously, if you don’t own a cast iron skillet, why not?! They are heavy duty and absolutely the best! You can find cast iron cookware at most major retailers, or you could order from the comfort of your own home right off of Amazon.They have a large assortment of Cast Iron Skillets. (I am an amazon affiliate).


This cake couldn’t be simpler. You will have many of these items in your pantry! You will need.

  • flour (or gluten-free substitute)
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • milk (or dairy-free substitute)
  • egg
  • butter (vegan butter sticks work great)
  • vanilla extract
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • powdered sugar

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake

Cake batter in skillet

This recipe really couldn’t be easier! Just prepare the batter according to the recipe and pour it into your greased skillet.

Swirl in the cinnamon sugar topping with a butter knife or the handle of a wooden spoon works great too! Bake it for about 30 minutes at 350 Degrees.

Icing spooned onto cinnamon roll skillet cake

When it is done drizzle the top of the cake with icing and enjoy! It’s just that simple!


Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake

This recipe turns out amazing as a gluten free cake. Just substitute Gluten Free Flour Mix and prepare as directed.


You can also make it dairy free by using your favorite dairy free milk and butter substitute.

Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake

Use the versatility of our cast iron skillet to make this incredible Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake Recipe. Can be made gluten free too!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes


Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour or gluten free substitute
  • cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk or dairy free alternative
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted (or dairy free substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

Vanilla Icing Drizzle:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9” cast iron skillet and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir well to incorporate. Pour cake batter into prepared skillet. Use the handle of a mixing spoon to poke holes throughout the cake.
  • In a small bowl, add cinnamon sugar topping ingredients and stir to combine. Spoon the topping onto the cake – being sure to fill the holes. Take a butter knife and swirl the cinnamon sugar topping into the cake batter. Bake in preheated oven for 27-30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool for 10 minutes.
  • While cake is cooling, combine the vanilla icing drizzle ingredients in a small bowl. Use a spoon to drizzle over the top of the cake. Slice and serve warm.

Gluten Free

  • Use Gluten Free Flour Substitute

Dairy Free

  • Use a dairy free butter substitute and dairy free milk.



Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for my husband and I last weekend, and we devoured it so quickly. It’s beyond delicious and so easy to make! I can’t wait to make it again soon!

    1. Yes. Since this recipe calls for just one egg an egg substitute should work just fine. I just haven’t had a chance to try it yet personally. Let us know how it turns out.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this and to my surprise it came out so good ! Only thing keep the icing recipe down to 1 tsp of milk or it comes out too runny otherwise it’s a great little recipe & these are handy ingredients u keep in the house regularly

  3. Just made this. It smells awesome! Didn’t cut right away, because I was going to do it as dessert. Hope it’s still good that way.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this and it’s so very good! My husband loved it, too! I will be making this again. Thank you for the recipe

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