Rainbow Lickety-Split Cupcakes + Marshmallow Treats {GF, Vegan}

Who doesn’t love a perfectly fluffy gluten free, vegan cake recipe?! What if I told you it has a decoration that doubles as the main ingredient for some extra marshmallow treats?! Well, look no further than my grandma’s Lickety-Split Cake.

Though I don’t personally celebrate St. Patty’s day, this rainbow treats are sure to fit right in on the 17th– or at any other celebration!

When my grandma learned I tested positive for an egg allergy, it became her mission to always clip safe recipes for me.

One such recipe was her Lickety-Split cake– a cake she made in the depression era when eggs and butter were scarce.

Lickety-Split Cake has also proven to be one of the only simple cake recipes that results in an airy free-from cake! With the appropriate ingredient choices, it turns out just right when top 8 free!

A few weeks ago, I decided to use her recipe to make rainbow-decorated mini cupcakes using Fruity Pebbles!

Lickety Split Cupcakes

But, there I was stuck with almost a whole box of leftover pebbles…

So I grabbed a quick marshmallow treat recipe and I was party-ready!

Fruity Pebble Treats

See the simple dual-recipe below and be sure to tag me {@breezygfreezy} if you make these cute, festive goodies for St. Patty’s day or otherwise!

Take it easy, but take it.


Rainbow Lickety-Split Cupcakes + Marshmallow Treats {GF, Vegan}

Yield: 24

Rainbow Lickety-Split Cupcakes + Marshmallow Treats {GF, Vegan}


    For the Lickety Split Cake:
  • 1 1/2 c. gluten free all-purpose flour {I love buying a big bag of Namaste from Costco!}
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. baking cocoa {I love Rodelle!}
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 tbs. vinegar
  • 1/4 c. + 2 tbs. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla {I love Rodelle!}
    For the Topping:
  • 1 can frosting of choice {I chose Simple Mills!}
  • 1 box Fruity Pebbles
    For the Marshmallow Treats:
  • 3 tbs. butter/coconut oil
  • 10 oz. bag of marshmallows {I use Jet Puff minis}


    For the cake/cupcakes:
  • Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients and stir until smooth.
  • Pour into greased tin {regular cupcakes, mini cupcakes, or 8-9 in. round pan work}
  • Bake at 350 for ~40m {less for minis!}
  • Cool in pan.
  • Frost and dip into Fruity Pebbles for a fun topping!
    For the marshmallow treats:
  • Melt butter/coconut oil in large pot.
  • Add bag of marshmallows and stir consistently until melted and combined.
  • Add remaining Fruity Pebbles and stir.
  • Put into 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper and let cool before cutting.

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  • manamana

    Thanks! I'll do my best to keep going!

  • Jules Shepard

    Loved the cereal as a kid and love this recipe as an adult! My inner child loves it as well - how cute!

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