Paula Shoyer’s Chocolate Quinoa Cake
Paula Shoyer’s Chocolate Quinoa Cake
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    Flourless chocolate cakes take all kinds of many-splendored forms—but until now, landing on a fudgy-yet-light, classic birthday cake-like crumb wasn’t one of their strong suits. But this thoroughly modern flourless chocolate cake nails that fudge cake texture, thanks to quinoa (surprise!), which, unlike flour, leaves a lot of available moisture to keep the cake deliciously chocolatey and squidgy. Depending on how powerful your food processor or blender is and how long you let it rip, the only trace of quinoa you may detect is a bit of a nubbly texture, which I happen to love. Adapted slightly from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen (Sterling Epicure, 2017). To read the whole story, head here.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup (130g) quinoa (enough to make 2 1/4 cups cooked quinoa)
    • 1 1/2 cups (360ml) water
    • Cooking spray or melted coconut oil, for greasing the pan
    • 2 tablespoons potato starch or dark unsweetened cocoa, for dusting the pan
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) orange juice (from 1 orange)
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (or other vanilla if for Passover)
    • 3/4 cup (180ml) melted coconut oil
    • 1 1/2 cups (300g) sugar
    • 1 cup (80g) dark unsweetened cocoa
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 ounces (55g) bittersweet chocolate
    • 5 ounces (140g) bittersweet chocolate
    • 1 tablespoon sunflower or safflower oil
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or other vanilla if for Passover)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 258 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 24.74%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 60.07%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 187 mg 7.81%
    • Calcium: 25 mg 2.54%
    • Potassium: 35 mg 1.01%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.04%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.71%
    • Sugar: 20 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 2.72%
    • Vitamin C 3.13%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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