Amazing Healthier Chocolate Quinoa Cake (Gluten- Free!)

Healthy chocolate quinoa cake

Best ever chocolate quinoa cake that tastes good

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 chocolate 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. 

This recipe is 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 share how much you like it in the comments! 

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Healthy chocolate quinoa cake

Gluten- Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake

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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