Quinoa Banana Chocolate Cake

Quinoa Banana Chocolate Cake – makes 16 servings

This is such a dense and delicious chocolate cake, which happens to be gluten-free!


1 over ripe banana
4 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1  1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
icing sugar for garnish


In a blender or food processor (or by hand with a whisk) blend together the first 5 ingredients.
Add quinoa and whirl until smooth.
Meanwhile mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add wet ingredients to dry, mix well and pour into two 8″ cake pans which have been greased and lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Turn out onto wire racks, cool, remove the parchment paper, dust with icing sugar and serve – with love, of course!


Gather all your ingredients



whirl eggs, banana, milk, butter and vanilla in a food processor or blender (or with a whisk)



until smooth



add quinoa



meanwhile mix sugar, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt



prepare your pans by greasing them and lining with parchment paper



pour quinoa mixture into dry ingredients



until well blended



pour into prepared cake pans



and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until…



a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean



turn out onto wire racks, remove the parchment paper and allow to cool


dust with icing sugar and serve with love, of course!



2 thoughts on “Quinoa Banana Chocolate Cake

    1. Alicia Post author

      Hi Hayley,
      The crumb should be like a very dense brownie. Also you might end up with some definite quinoa texture if you don’t process the batter enough.


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