Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Sweet tooth = every tooth | 0 comments

I titled it cake because I think it would make a nice cake, but I made up cupcakes since they are so easy to grab and go. AND, my silicon muffin liners are very easy to use with no greasing required – ever!  I whipped this up after 9pm because I hadn’t baked anything yet today and I had extra quinoa I’d been thinking about since dinner. With a baby in bed and a hubby out at a meeting, I could not sit still. I LOVE chocolate everything and knew I could use my quinoa in a fast and satisfying dessert..

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup milk (next time I’ll try coffee)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbs veg oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 scant (barely) cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

In a food processor, whiz the quinoa. Add milk, eggs, oil, vanilla and vinegar (optional – I added it for tang and to work the soda). Process until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients – sugar, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt. Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Try this batter – it is good!

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes (or until toothpick is mostly clean).

This amount made 7 cupcakes (plus my fill of leftover batter). Double this recipe and make 2 round 8″ pans.

I found the original recipe on Pinterest, but since I cannot follow a recipe exact, I’ve modified it and cannot wait for my buzzer for I can try them out! Enjoy some for yourself =)

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