Monday, December 30, 2013

Sinful Quinoa Chocolate Cake

I lurve this cake.

I also lurve that it is gluten free, and not made with quinoa flour.  If you are looking to try something new that will literally blow you away, try this recipe.

My lovely Auntie makes this for us, and it has been amazing every single time.  I love her much, and with this cake, I think I love her even more!!! I love that everyone can eat it, and that it is made with whole quinoa and not quinoa flour (which is worth it's weight in gold).

Moist Chocolate {Quinoa} Cake

originally from Quinoa 365

Made from quinoa and more like a brownie, this cake is gluten-free and completely delicious.

There are a few variations on how to frost and how to make a ganache for the middle, I will leave that part up to your desire.  


  • 2/3 c. (150 ml) white or golden quinoa
  • 1 1/3 c. (340 ml) water
  • 1/3 c. (90 ml) milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c. (170 g) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 c. (375 ml) white or cane sugar
  • 1 c. (250 ml) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. (7.5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) salt


  • 1
  • 2
    Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the covered saucepan on the burner for another 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow the quinoa to cool.
  • 3
    Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease two 8-inch (20-cm) round or square cake pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper.
  • 4
    Combine the milk, eggs and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Add 2 cups (500 ml) of cooked quinoa and the butter and blend until smooth.
  • 5
    Whisk together the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add the contents of the blender and mix well.
  • 6
    Divide the batter evenly between the 2 pans and bake on the centre oven rack for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • 7
    Remove the cake from the oven and cool in the pan before serving. Frost if desired. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month. Serves 8 to 16.


Notsocrabbyabby said...

You are so right, so have you made it yet? Yummo

Kazzy said...

Not yet.. but it is a plan in the near future.. it is so good... and then I think of your mom and all of us, so it is good all around!! is it good to be home?

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