Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Last week, I stumbled across a recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Cake. I was intrigued by the recipe, so I checked it out and discovered that the ingredient that made it "gluten free" was Quinoa.

I have to admit that I am not too keen on Quinoa, at least not the way I have prepared it in the past. I find that it has a very unique taste to it so when I learned that this cake had a base of Quinoa, I was very skeptical. I posted a comment and a few hours later, a blogger friend of mine had posted a reply stating that the Quinoa did not alter the taste. REALLY?! I just had to try the recipe out immediately! So, I baked a cake that afternoon and guess what lucky kids got to sample the cake as an after school snack? Yes, you guessed it, mine! Yes, I got the Mom of the Year award that day.

I shared half of the cake with my neighbour and her kids devoured it! So, the cake was a huge hit! You honestly cannot taste the Quinoa in the cake at all and it was light and fluffy and absolutely delicious.

Yesterday, I decided to make this cake for my daughter's birthday. It was also my Dad's birthday and he is a bit of a health nut, so I knew that he would LOVE the fact that the cake was made with Quinoa!

The key to this cake is to use a good blender!
I LOVE my Vitamix!




The Vitamix blender mixes the Quinoa and other ingredients into a perfectly fine batter!


My husband and daughter found an adorable Sophia the First character to put on the top of her cake. Once it was iced, I put a lid on the top of the cake and used transparent tape to secure Sophia to the lid. I didn't love how the buttercream smoothed onto the cake so I covered up my mistakes with Easter coloured M&Ms.


I can't believe my baby is already 9 years old!

What is your favourite kind of cake?

9 comments :

  1. That cake turned out beautiful! I love how Vitamix makes cooking and baking so much easier. I actually have a bundt cake in the oven right now and I used the Vitamix too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jody! The Vitamix really does make things easier!

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  2. That is a very cute cake. Going to make a little princess very happy. I have not used Vitamix before, but will consider it.

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  3. this is so cute and looks delicious!!! yummmmmm

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  4. I so badly want a vitamix, but it's never going to happen, so I just keep dreaming. Your cake looks very lovely and the best part it was made with love, a princess cake for the birthday princess (Happy Birthday)

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    1. Lynda - I hope you have entered our giveaway! Thank you for your kind words :)

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  5. What a cute cake! You did a great job! Would love to try the quinoa.

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  6. I would love to add the vitamix to my kitchen arsenal!

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  7. I never thought to mix up batters in a blender! The Vitamix sounds like a powerful appliance!

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