Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa Chocolate Cake


August 13, 2014

Adapted (only slightly) from Patricia and Carolyn. It makes pretty tasty cupcakes too - they'll come out fairly flat, which doesn't matter one bit when you're topping them with frosting.

  • Makes: Makes 1 layer cake, or two layers.


2 cups cooked quinoa

1/3 cup milk

4 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

3/4 cup butter, melted

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt


1Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 8-inch round cake pans; line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper - this cake is very moist, and it will make removing them much safer.

2In a blender, combine the milk, eggs and vanilla; add the cooked quinoa and the melted butter and blend until smooth. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the blender and pulse until well blended.

3Divide the batter evenly between the pans and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely in the pans before running a thin knife around the edges and inverting them onto plates. Frost if you like, or serve dusted with icing sugar.


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