Mocha Snack Cake Recipe

Mocha Snack Cake

Rich and moist, this cake is quick to bake and needs no frosting - just a dusting of powdered sugar.

10 min. prep time
9 servings
454 Ratings


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup fat free skim milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

Combine milk and coffee granules in bowl; stir to dissolve. Set aside.

Combine butter and sugar in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add milk mixture, egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

Cut cake into squares; sprinkle each serving with powdered sugar.

Variation: Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon with dry ingredients.

Recipe Tip

- Freeze individual portions of this cake for lunches. Wrap in plastic food wrap. Place in individual resealable plastic freezer bags.

- Top cake squares with low-fat whipped topping and fruit.

- Dust dessert plates with cocoa powder and powdered sugar for a gourmet touch.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 240

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 230mg

Carbohydrates: 36g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #11379©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I added a little more cocoa powder and extra vanilla, and man, is it ever chocolately! I'll definitely make it again, but I'll stick to the recipe. :
This recipe is quick, simple & delicious! Just sweet enough to satisfy a craving. We like it served warm with vanilla bean ice cream. I will be making this one alot!
I think this is an easy and very tasty recipe. I used Land o Lakes light butter with canola oil making it even lower in fat. I like that it doesn't make a large cake, just enough!
This is very delisiouce and moist!

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