Chocolate Quinoa Cake


What better way to eat quinoa than in this Chocolate Quinoa Cake, which is also GLUTEN FREE!!!  This cake melts in your mouth and has a pudding-like texture.  A great alternative to traditional chocolate cake that will have your family/friends wanting more!!



Ingredients
2 cups cooked quinoa, at room tempurature **
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

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350.  Butter baking pan (8’ or 9’ pan) and line bottom with parchment paper.  Set aside.
2.  Place quinoa, milk, eggs, and vanilla into food processor and pulse for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add butter and plus to combine.
4. Add remaining dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Pulse for one minute to combine.
5.  Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
5.  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.
 6.  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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