Mocha Snack Cake
10 min
45 min


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 large Land O Lakes® Egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt


Powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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

Tip #3

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

Tip #4

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


8Fat (mg)
40Cholesterol (mg)
230Sodium (mg)
36Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)


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  June 22, 2009

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. :

— says Marcie
  March 11, 2009

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!

— says Brandi
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