This delicious gluten-free chocolate cake is for those of you that want a real moist chocolate cake. We do not eat dessert very often (unless you count chocolate as dessert which I do not) so when hubby asked for a chocolate cake I decided to make the best gluten-free version I could come up with. I searched the web and through trial and error and tweaking (I made 4 before I was completely satisfied) we have declared this the winner!
This is not a healthy recipe for chocolate cake by any means but that wasn’t my goal. This is a special occasion cake that you make for family and friends who will love it despite the gluten-free label. No more making a cake for gf people and another one for everyone else
Chocolate cake (gluten-free)
1/3 cup milk (or milk alternative)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups cooked quinoa
3/4 cup coconut oil melted (or melted butter)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
¼ cup hemp seeds (optional)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Place milk, eggs and vanilla in a blender or food processor and pulse to combine.
Add cooked quinoa and coconut oil and puree until very smooth and the consistency is thick and creamy.
In a separate bowl combine sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and hemp seeds.
Add quinoa mixture to the bowl and stir until combined.
Bake in 2 greased cake pans at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp milk
Combine in bowl and beat until consistency is soft and easy to spread. Add more milk if required.
- I used coconut oil because I love the subtle coconut taste it gives to the cake and icing plus I use it in most of my baking in place of butter.
- Hemp seeds were added for additional protein and it adds a very slight nutty texture to the cake but omitting them from the recipe make no difference in the final product’s taste.
- I admit that the recipe calls for a large amount of sugar but I wanted the cake to taste like a real chocolate cake and not be short of sweetness. This amount tastes just right to us and I’m not sure if sugar alternatives could be used.
- This recipe can be easily made vegan.