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Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Extremely fudgy,Dark Chocolate cake made with Quinoa.This cake is flourless and dairy free making it suitable for Gluten free and lactose free diets.
Course Baking, Dessert, Healthy Dessert
Keyword Quinoa Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 317kcal


  • 50 Gms Dark Chocolate
  • ¾ Cups Dry Quinoa
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • ¾ Cup Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • Boil the Quinoa as per the packet Instructions.¾ Cup of dry Quinoa will yield about 3.5 Cups of Cooked Quinoa.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or a microwave.Cool it a bit till it's not just warm.
  • In a blender,Add the cooked quinoa first followed by orange juice, eggs and then rest of the ingredients along with the melted chocolate.
  • Blend till you get a smooth batter-like a smoothie.The more you blend the better the texture of the cake.So take your time here(about 5-10 minutes) and keep scraping the sides with a spatula.
  • Prepare a baking tin.If using a bundt cake-brush the sides with oil and sprinkle cocoa powder so that the cake comes out easily.
  • Bake the cake for 50 minutes at 180 degree C or 350 degree F.
  • Remove & Place on the wire rack.Let it cool before removing from the baking pan.


Cooked Quinoa*-Boil ¾ cup quinoa in 2 cups of water till well done.Takes about 20 minutes on medium flame.This can be done a day ahead.


Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 280mg | Cholesterol: 55mg | Calories: 317kcal | Saturated Fat: 13.9g | Fat: 18.3g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 39.1g | Iron: 2mg