Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Flourless Chocolate Quinoa Cake

This is a really healthy chocolate cake and it was fun to make. And not to forget to mention that's it's delicious! Check out the recipe below and if you decide to make it, let me know how it goes in the comments.


1-1/3 cups quinoa
2-2/3 cups water
2/3 cups milk
8 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
3 cups sugar
2 cups unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt


1) In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave the covered saucepan on the burner for another 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let quinoa cool. You may want to put into the fridge to quicken this process.

2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3) Line baking pan with parchment paper.

4) In a blender or food processor, combine milk, eggs and vanilla. Add 4 cups of cooked quinoa and butter. Process until smooth.

5) In a separate bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

6) Mix the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.

7) Pour batter into prepared pan and bake on center rack for about 45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Optional: Serve with berry sauce and vanilla ice cream.

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