Chocolate Quinoa Cake

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If you’re looking for a healthy decadent treat this cake is your ticket.  One might even go so far as to say you could make a meal out of it.  The results look gourmet but this recipe is deceivingly quick and easy… or should I say “a piece of cake”!

Cake Ingredients:

2 Cups of cooked Quinoa

1/3 cup of Milk or Milk substitute

4 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla extract

3/4 cup of Butter or Ghee or Coconut oil

1 and 1/2 Cups Cane sugar

1 Cup Cocoa powder

1/2 tsp Baking soda

1/2 tsp Sea salt

 

Cake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put all ingredients into a blender and blend at a high speed for a couple minutes.  Line bottom of 9X9″ pan with parchment paper.  Pour blended ingredients into pan and bake for about 30 minutes.  Test for moistness with a toothpick to be sure when its ready.  Allow for cake to cool completely before icing.

 

Icing Ingredients:

2 Cups Whip Cream or Coconut Cream

1 Cup Chocolate Chips (Pssst…Vital Health has an amazing selection)

 

Icing Directions:

Heat cream until it gently simmers then pour over one cup of chocolate chips.  Whisk to combine then cool in fridge for 2-3 hours.  When fully chilled, use a mixer to whip into soft peaks then it’s all ready to spread on the cake.  Garnish with fresh strawberries or whatever else you’re heart desires.