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Blogging Marathon #25: Week 1/ Day 3

Theme: Baking with Whole Grains

Dish: Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Chocolate is one of our household favorite ingredient. So when I plan to bake something sweet, I usually look for recipes with cocoa or chocolate chips. For the “Baking with Whole Grains” theme, I hit a jackpot when I searched for Quinoa Chocolate cake. I was hoping to find a recipe which used cooked quinoa, but what I found was this amazing gluten free chocolate cake that used only cooked quinoa and no flour at all.

I was a little skeptical trying this recipe since I’ve never baked any gluten free cakes and I wasn’t sure how the texture would turn out to be. There are quite a few bloggers who have tried this cake and shared their delicious cakes, so after reading their testimonials I decided to give the recipe a try. I’m so glad that I tried it because this cake has to be one of the moistest and decadent chocolate cake EVER, I think it was even better than a cake with flour.

Recipe adapted from here:

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Quinoa Chocolate Cake Yum
Quinoa Chocolate Cake
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Quinoa - cooked
  • 1/3 cup Milk (more to blend cooked quinoa)
  • 4 Eggs - at room temperature
  • ¾ cups Butter (1½ sticks)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Pure
  • cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Cocoa Unsweetened Powder
  • tsps Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Quinoa - cooked
  • 1/3 cup Milk (more to blend cooked quinoa)
  • 4 Eggs - at room temperature
  • ¾ cups Butter (1½ sticks)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Pure
  • cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Cocoa Unsweetened Powder
  • tsps Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
Quinoa Chocolate Cake
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt cake pan or 2 8" round cake pans.
  2. Quinoa should be cooked a little soft so it is easy to blend into a smooth paste. Grind the cooked quinoa into a smooth paste using an immersion blender. Add milk as needed to get to a smooth consistency.
  3. Combine milk, eggs and vanilla in a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Next add melted butter and quinoa paste and pulse until smooth and mixed through.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the contents of the food processor to the dry ingredients and gently mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 50-60 minutes if using the bundt cake pan and 40-45 minutes if using the smaller cake pans.
  7. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it onto the wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

I served the cake with a dollop of whipped cream and some berries. It's absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!!

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up today for BM# 25.

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18 thoughts on “Quinoa Chocolate Cake (Gluten free)”

  1. Wow wow!!! quinoa in a cake!!! that is brilliant!!! bookmarking this one…. What can I substitute eggs for?SowmyaOngoing Event – Tried and Tasted – Raks Kitchen Ongoing Event – Know Your Dairy – Cheese Ongoing Event – Dish it out – Lentils & Garlic

  2. That’s really amazing Pavani, very interesting..wish we could get quinoa here..anyways it’s nice to see such an innovative cake being made..I love the presentation as well…

  3. looks so amazing – would never have thought it to be gluten free – this is DEFINITELY going on my list to try

  4. looks so amazing – would never have thought it to be gluten free – this is DEFINITELY going on my list to try

  5. Sowmya, eggs are needed in this recipe to give the cake structure. May be tofu puree can be used, but I’ve not tried it myself so I can’t vouch if its going to work or not.

  6. Cake looks awesome. If you didn’t mention about the recipe being gluten free, nobody will believe it. Looks fantastic…

  7. Sorry for the delayed response. I’m not sure if you could make this cake without cocoa powder, I have not tried anything else. Do you want to make a chocolate cake or want to change the flavor?

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