Amazing Chocolate Quinoa Cake (Gluten- Free!)

Amazing Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Fudgy GLUTEN-FREE Chocolate Cake

Who knew gluten free could taste so good?  When I tell you that my fudgy Chocolate Quinoa Cake is DELICIOUS, it is DELICIOUS!! It literally tastes like a fudgy chocolaty brownie!  I know what your thinking – QUINOA!?! In chocolate cake? Really?  YES!!! I promise you are going to love this gluten free chocolate cake recipe.  It’s super simple to make, takes very little prep – have I mentioned this is a recipe you can make using your food processor or blender?  Yes indeed, it is! So if you are a chocolate lover, or know any chocolate lovers in your family (we all have at least one), make this recipe and let me know in the comments, how you/you all like it! 

I really hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and when you make it, be sure to let me know in the comment section below, as I’d absolutely love to hear what you think!! Also be sure take a photo of your creation, and post it on Instagram and tag me @cookingwithchika or #cookingwithchika as I love seeing your creations and photos!  Also be sure to share this recipe across all your social media platforms!

Amazing Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Gluten- Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Chika of Cooking with Chika


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa at room temperature **
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butter softened or melted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350. Butter baking pan (8’ or 9’ pan) and line bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place quinoa, milk, eggs, and vanilla into food processor and pulse for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add butter and plus to combine.
  • Add remaining dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Pulse for one minute to combine.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour. The top of the cake will be still be soft and a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake will come out a bit wet.
  • Let cake cool completely before removing from pan. Use a knife of slated spatula along the sides of the cake to loosen and then invert it onto serving platter. Dust with confectioner sugar and serve!


To make 2 cups of quinoa, place 1/2 a cup of dry quinoa and 1 cup of water into a pot. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce heat to low, cover with lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until tender and the water has been absorbed.

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