Chocolate Cake Made with Cooked Quinoa

Ingredients

2/3 cup white or golden quinoa
1-1/3 cups water
1/3 cup milk
4 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1½ cups white or cane sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Method

  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the covered saucepan on the burner for another 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow the quinoa to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 8-inch round or square cake pans. Line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the milk, eggs and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Add 2 cups of cooked quinoa and the butter and continue to blend until smooth.
  4. Whisk together the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add the contents of the blender and mix well. Divide the batter evenly between the 2 pans and bake on the center oven rack for 4o to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool completely in the pan before serving. Frost if desired.
  5. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.

Makes 8 to 16 servings.

Source: Quinoa 365


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