Chocolate Quinoa Cake

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Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Yesssss!  Get ready to make the most chocolatey, moist, and dense cake you’ll ever eat in your life.  And as an added bonus, it’s healthier than your average chocolate cake.

This cake is made with quinoa.  Not quinoa flour.  Just good old cooked quinoa.  Quinoa, if you aren’t already familiar with it, is an ancient grain.  It’s considered a super food, being a source of complete protein, high in fiber, and a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

With that being said, you can make and eat this incredibly decedent cake with less guilt than you would with a regular white flour chocolate cake.

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

 
 
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Ingredients
 
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa*
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted*
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted*
  • 1 cup organic evaporated cane juice*
  • 1 cup dutch process cocoa powder*
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda*
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder*
  • 1/2 tsp salt*

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (or more if needed)

 *These ingredients can be found in our store.

Instructions
 
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.
 
In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Blend for 10 seconds.
 
Add the cooked and cooled quinoa along with the melted and cooled butter and coconut oil. Blend until completely smooth.  *To cook quinoa, rinse 3/4 cup quinoa in water; drain.  Add 1 1/2 cups water and quinoa to a medium saucepan.  Bring to boil.  Cover and boil 15 minutes.  Let sit, covered, for 5 minutes more.
 
Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl (cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt).
 
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry and mix until well-combined.
 
Divide the batter between the two pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool.
 
For the frosting, combine all ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Frost cake.
 
*Recipe slightly adapted from Making Thyme for Health.

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