With a New Year upon us, many decide to live life a little healthier or to even *ack*, shed a few pounds. So after my friend (Thanks Charlotte!) suggested this yummy cake to me, i decided to give it a whirl for Xman's birthday.
Cook Quinoa as per package instructions. Let cool.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Lightly grease 2 round cake pans or 1 jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides).
1/3 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c melted margarine (*i used shortening)
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Combine milk, eggs and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Add cooked quinoa and melted margarine and blend well. In a bowl, blend together all remaining ingredients. Add contents from the blender to the bowl and mix well.
Pour into pan(s) and bake for 40 - 45 min. Frost if desired. This will freeze well also.
Just to make you all mad at my Maple Syrup Surplus: i added 1/8 cup Pure Maple syrup to 1 cup of Cream Cheese. Add icing sugar for desired consistency. Yummy!
Our resolutions do not have to go bust,
when we replace all that refined flour with protein-rich Quinoa!
If you'd like to try another yummy, fibre filled goodie, click HERE.