Gluten Free Marble Cake

A delicious dairy free and gluten free marble cake with a refreshing orange twist. With very few saturated fats, you can enjoy this cake without guilt.

Gluten Free Marble Cake


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs41.2 g15%
of which Sugars11.6 g12.9%
Fibers2.7 g9.7%
Fats10.6 g16.4%
of which Saturates1.8 g9%
of which Omega 30 g4.5%
Proteins6.6 g14.4%
Calcium163 mg16.3%
Vitamin A42 mcg5.9%
Vitamin C0 mg0.3%
Iron1.9 mg12.6%
Potassium149 mg4.3%
Sodium273 mg11.9%
Cholesterol69.8 mg23.3%
Kcal287 14.4%
Macro split
  • net carbs 67%
  • sugars 19%
  • fats 17%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 11%
  • fibers 4%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
287 per serving

Think about it: You love chocolate cakes right? Of course you do. And how could you say no to vanilla cake? You couldn't possibly! Then how about we show you how to make a chocolate and vanilla dairy free and gluten free marble cake? Now we are talking!

To make it even more appealing, we squeezed in a bit of orange essence for a refreshing twist. We used oat milk which is a good way to make the recipe lactose-free. Oat milk is naturally sweeter than other milk alternatives, reducing the need for refined sugars in the recipe.

If you do want to take the next step and make this vegan, than simply replace the eggs with chia seeds or flax seeds. We show how to do this in many recipe, like this one and this one.

Because we skipped on butter and other fatty ingredients, the cake has only 1 gram of saturated fats, which is only 3% of your daily allowance, so you can enjoy this without guilt!

You can store the cake in an airtight container and consume within 4-5 days.


Measuring System
Unrefined Brown Sugar90 g
Sunflower Oil65 mL
Vanilla Extract1 tsp
Orange Essence or Zest1 tsp
Ground Oat Flour100 g
Salt1 pinch
Baking Powder16 g
Rice Flour200 g
Non-Dairy Milk (oat, soy, or almond)150 mL
Cocoa25 g

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 170°C) and line the bottom of a 23 cm baking tin with parchment paper.

With an electric whisk, beat the sugar and eggs for 5 minutes until fluffy. Then keep whisking while slowly pouring the oil, vanilla essence, and orange.

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Step 2

In a separate bowl sift together the rice flour, oat flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the mix to the egg batter few spoons at a time while whisking. Slowly adding the dry ingredients to wet ones will reduce the likelihood of lumps and will ensure a smooth mixture.

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Step 3

Slowly pour the milk into the mixture while whisking. Divide the mixture between two bowls and in one add the cocoa powder. Mix until well incorporated. If the batter becomes too dry or difficult to stir then add few spoons of water and mix until smooth.

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Step 4

To compose the marble cake, pour a spoonful of white batter in the middle of the cake tin followed by a spoonful of cocoa batter always in the middle. Repeat the step above until you finish both the mixtures.

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Step 5

Place the tin in the middle tray of the oven. Place an oven-proof cup with water at the bottom of the oven to help to create moisture. Bake for 35 minutes and do not open the oven before this time. To test if the cake is ready, a toothpick inserted inside should come out completely dry. Allow the cake to rest for 5 minutes in the oven closed and turned off, then remove and cool down before serving.

Hope you will enjoy it!

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  • To prevent a dome-shaped cake or cracks in the middle make sure that the oven is not too hot before placing the cake in.

  • Allowing the cake to rest in the oven after baking time will prevent the cake from flattening out once removed.