Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake


quinoa cake 5 resizedThis cake is moist, chocolatey and perfect when you need to serve dairy and gluten free.  Plus it is super quick and easy to make too! 






Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake


  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • (or use 3/4 cup of oil of your choice)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Bring the quinoa and water to boil in medium saucepan. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, and leave saucepan on the burner for another 10 minutes. Fluff with fork and allow quinoa to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray two 8 x 8 pans or line with parchment paper. I like to use a bunting pan.
  3. Combine milk, eggs, and vanilla in a food processor.
  4. Add 2 cups of cooked quinoa and the apple sauce and oil mixture. Continue to blend until smooth.
  5. Whisk together the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Add contents to the food processor and mix well.
  6. Pour batter into the pan.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  8. Serve with fresh raspberries or a doll up or raspberry jam.

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