Flourless Chocolate Cake with Quinoa

by | Jun 30, 2017 | New Recipe

  • 1/3 cup plain almond yogurt (or plain yogurt of choice)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ¾ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup raw honey
  • 1½ t. baking powder
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • 5.6 oz. 60% Alter Eco dark chocolate with quinoa

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray; line bottom with parchment paper.

2. In food processor with steel blade, combine yogurt, eggs and vanilla; process until smooth. Add quinoa, oil and honey; process 2-3 minutes until fully combined and as smooth as possible.

3. In mixing bowl, whisk together baking powder and baking soda. Melt chocolate over bain-marie. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix just until combined.

4. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes, until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

5. Remove cake from oven; cool completely in pan. Transfer to wire rack.

6. Ice, as desired. (Chocolate with quinoa melted gently over bain-marie could be used as a glaze.)


1 (9-inch ) cake

Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation, with credit: Alyssa Rimmer, Blogger/Author, From Baking with Quinoa (ecookbook)

The National Culinary Review, June 2014