Gluten and Dairy Free Halloween Marble Cake

serves / makes 8″ Cake
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time


I’ve already uploaded a gluten and dairy free marble cake before so this recipe isn’t brand new. I’ve given it a halloween twist by making the cake ‘marbled’ with swirls of orange and chocolate sponge cake.

The cake is iced with dairy free chocolate frosting and can be topped with any halloween decorations you choose.




For the plain sponge:

For the chocolate sponge:

For the chocolate buttercream:


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  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Make up the plain and chocolate sponges in two separates bowl, as follows
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Add the flour, cocoa powder (for the chocolate sponge) and the food dye (into the plain sponge), xanthan gum, baking powder and almonds and beat well to combine
  6. Line two 8 inch round baking pans
  7. Place alternate spoonfuls of plain and chocolate mixture into the baking pans
  8. Swirl the mixture with a knife to create the marble effect
  9. Smooth out the top of the cakes with a spatula
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  11. Remove the cakes from the oven and cake pans and allow to cool on a wire rack
  12. To make the buttercream beat the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar together until light and fluffy
  13. Use the butter cream to sandwich the two cakes together
  14. Top with halloween decorations of your choice

Gluten & Dairy Free Halloween Cake