Gluten-Free Moist Chocolate Cake

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This deliciously moist and fudgy chocolate cake is made with a gluten-free twist that nobody ever suspects: quinoa! I've also made a vegan option of this by using egg substitute and replacing the milk with almond milk. The taste and texture was identical to my non-vegan original! Either version stores well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month. My favorite frosting for this cake is coconut cream cheese.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 cake

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • cup quinoa

  • ¾ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • cup milk

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes more. Fluff with a fork and cool to room temperature.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 8-inch cake pans and line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper.

  3. Blend butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract in a blender until combined. Add 2 cups cooked quinoa and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula as necessary.

  4. Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add quinoa mixture into sugar mixture and whisk until batter is smooth. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool completely in the pans before removing to a plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
18g Fat
43g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 6g
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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