Alyssa’s Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake
|Be guilt free and enjoy a slice of this amazing flourless chocolate cake|
Winter time in Vermont means one thing, cold. Bitter, bone chilling, unbearable cold. For me, this also means wrapping myself in a down blanket, snuggled up in front of a new movie or baking. Nothing warms you up like being in your kitchen whipping up a batch of gluten-free cookies, watching as a loaf of gluten-free bread happily rises on the stove, or mastering the art of vegan cake frosting.
Yes, winter in Vermont is a time to explore the depths of your kitchen and discover what makes you happy. The best advice I can give? Take this time of year to try something new.
Have you ever made a pie crust from scratch? Have you mastered the art of vegan cheesecake? What about a perfectly puffy cupcake? Don't be afraid. Take the challenge head on and impress yourself. Gluten-free cooking is easy, healthy and fun. Enjoy it.
Chocolate cake. My first winter challenge.
Prior to my life as a healthy gluten-free girl, I loved baking cakes. Betty Crocker was a bff of mine. Cake out of a box topped with delicious funfetti icing was my thing. I am happy to say that I've put those times behind me and have discovered the new, glorious world of gluten-free cake baking. Imagine, baking a cake from scratch!
This amazing gluten-free cake is perfect for any quinoa lover. Last weekend I was strolling through the asiles of Costco and decided to peak at the book collection. There, sitting right on top of the cookbooks, was the book Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood. How could the Queen of Quinoa pass this opportunity up? I mean really, an entire book dedicated to my most favorite ingredient of all? Nothing could be better.
|Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood|
After reading this book from cover to cover, I was ready to dig in. First up on the list was their stunning recipe for a Moist Chocolate Cake. Three glorious words to describe an even more glorious cake. Moist + chocolate + cake. Yum. I put a few twists on this recipe to add my own flare.
Alyssa's Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake
A rich, decadent gluten-free treat that will satisfy the desires of all chocolate lovers. This cake is sexy and seductive and is the perfect way to indulge in your chocolate fantasies. The best part is that this delicious gluten-free gem is packed with protein and is super healthy. Quinoa is the secret ingredient, bringing its super power qualities and amazing flavor to your yummy dessert.
|Quinoa makes this gluten-free chocolate cake, completely guilt-free.|
|My first gluten-free cake! Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake|
- 1/3 cup dry white quinoa
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup melted soy-free vegan butter, cooled
- 3/4 cup cane sugar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper