Gluten Free Quinoa Chocolate Cake | © 2013 | | © 2013 |

This would be a fantastic chocolatey cake to make if you need a gluten-free sweet treat. You won’t be disappointed. The cake bakes with the cooked quinoa instead of flour, and it can also be made dairy-free by using creamy almond or soya milk instead of buttermilk. It is moist, dense and rich that you won’t believe it secretly healthy.

Gluten Free Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Adapted from Quinoa 365

Quinoa Chocolate Cake White Chocolate Ganache (optional)

  • 350 g Cooked red quinoa
  • 70 ml Buttermilk
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 250 g Honey
  • 120 ml Coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 70 g Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 100 ml Whipping cream
  • 200 g White chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with a little coconut oil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in cooked quinoa, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, honey, and coconut oil. Stir until incorporated. Now sift in cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until blended and all dry ingredients are moistened.
    Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake in the middle of hot oven for about 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack before serving.
  3. Place the chopped white chocolate into a medium size bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until just boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate and leave to stand for two minutes. Stir the ganache until smooth. Leave the white chocolate ganache to cool and thicken a bit. Coat the cake with white chocolate ganache if desired or simply dust with the powder sugar. The cakes can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. | © 2013 |