Gluten free chocolate fudge cake

Gluten free chocolate fudge cake


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About this recipe: This deliciously moist and fudgy chocolate cake is made with a gluten-free twist that nobody ever suspects: quinoa! This cake keeps well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Sandwich the cakes together with your favourite icing, or dust with icing sugar and serve with fresh berries.


Serves: 10 

  • 315ml water
  • 115g quinoa
  • 170g butter, melted and cooled
  • 80ml milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Bring water and quinoa to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes more. Fluff with a fork and cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease two 20cm round cake tins and line the bottoms of the tins with baking paper.
  3. Blend butter, milk, eggs and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor until combined. Add cooked quinoa and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula as necessary.
  4. Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a bowl. Add quinoa mixture into sugar mixture and whisk until mixture is smooth. Pour cake batter into prepared cake tins.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool completely in the cake tins before transferring to a cake stand or plate and decorating.

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