Marble Snack Cake (Gluten-Free Recipe)
25 min
1 hr 20 min



1 1/2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)

2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla

2/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons water


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour blend, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed after each addition.

  4. STEP 4

    Place 1 cup batter into bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa and water; stir until well mixed.

  5. STEP 5

    Spoon 3/4 plain batter into bottom of prepared pan. Spoon chocolate batter over plain batter. Spoon remaining plain batter on top, allowing some of chocolate batter to show through. Swirl two batters together gently with knife or spatula for marbled effect.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  7. STEP 7

    Beat 1/4 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cake.

Tip #1

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

Tip #2

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.


17Fat (mg)
90Cholesterol (mg)
310Sodium (mg)
65Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  July 26, 2015

WOW ! This was great ! more gluten free recipes Please !

— says nora
  June 20, 2015

This is the best gluten free cake I have ever had! So moist and delicious! Even my gluten resistant family loved it! I can't wait to try your other recipes! Thank you Land O' Lakes!

— says Tracy
  August 02, 2014

This was so simple and it was enjoyed by the kids and adults alike. I agree with a previous comment that it will take a little longer than the 25-30 minute range stated; anticipate approximately an extra 5-7 minutes more. Otherwise, an easy and delicious cake that comes together quickly. Use a good gf cocoa for richer flavor in the chocolate batter (Rodelle is excellent).

— says Leslie
  December 31, 2010

I really enjoyed this simple cake, easy to make and easier to eat! I used my own chocolate cream cheese icing that really complimented the cake. This is a nice, quick cake to whip up for company to enjoy after the entree. The kids love it too...not just us Celiacs!

— says Scott G.
  December 06, 2010

Because we love the LOL recipe for chocolate chip cookies I decided to give this cake recipe a try. It was a great success. The texture is one would guess it is gluten free. The best part is that it is easy to make but be aware that it may take well over 30 minutes to bake.

— says Margy
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