Gluten Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake Recipe

choc quinoa cake

“A party without cake is really just a meeting.” – Julia Childs

I love a great cake and especially one that has nutrient dense ingredients. This cake will be a winner at your next party; and no one will know there’s quinoa in it 🙂


Ingredients and Method


3 cups cooked quinoa (I use 1 cup dry quinoa to 2 cups water)

300ml coconut milk (use a good quality organic brand or make your own.)

1 cup almond meal (I grind 1 cup whole almonds in the food processor)

1/2 cup sugar ( I use rapadura or coconut palm sugar)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon chili powder (my secret ingredient in anything I make! Darn, it’s not a secret anymore…)


250g unsalted butter

400g dark chocolate

…melt these two over a bain marie


2 organic eggs

4 egg whites

… whisk together like crazy until you get firm peaks 🙂


Combine (1), (2) and (3) by folding together gently but quickly.


Bake at 175 C (350 F)  for 1 hour or until the centre comes out clean with a skewer.

I used an Angel food cake tin and it saved me from worrying about having a soggy centre.

Happy eating! BTW this cake is best eaten with ice-cream or yoghurt.

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