Gluten free chocolate quinoa cake

    55 min

    This quinoa chocolate cake is deliciously rich and gluten-free with plenty of chocolate in every bite!

    19 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 375g cold cooked quinoa
    • 170g melted butter
    • 4 eggs
    • 80ml milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 85g cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 85g chocolate chips
    • 60g chopped pecans (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a rectangular cake tin.
    2. Blend quinoa, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract together in a blender until smooth.
    3. Combine sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a large bowl. Stir quinoa mixture into sugar mixture until mixture is well combined. Fold chocolate chips and pecans (if using) into cake mixture; pour into the prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool cake on a wire cooling rack.

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    Woooow! This exceeded my expectations!!! Like another reviewer said "this is better than regular chocolate cake.Light and fluffy when it came out of the oven and a little more dense once it cool down, but delicious both ways. I only had 1/2 cup of butter so I substituded the rest with melted coconut oil and buttermilk instead of regular milk. I would like to use half coconut oil half butter next time so I'll report back to see how it turned out. Thumbs up from everyone in our family!Thanks Stacey for sharing your recipe  -  30 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I cut the recipe in half, and used 1/4 cup butter instead of 3/8 cup, and 1/2 cup honey in place of the sugar. I completely omitted the chocolate chips. It took 40 minutes to bake in a 9" pie pan. This fantastic gluten free recipe was sweet and delicious!  -  14 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this according to the recipe. The first impression was so awful I thought I was going to have to toss it, but after it sat for a few hours some sort of miracle happened, and I have to admit it's exceptionally good, and I don't mean just as a "healthier" version of chocolate cake. Of course, if you're looking for diet food, this isn't it, but if you're going to load up with sugar and fat, you might as well include a healthier carb if it's this wonderful. I frosted it with a simple ganache made with about a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips melted with 1/3 c. sour cream. It may be my signature dessert from now on.  -  17 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)