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Quinoa red velvet cake with chocolate frosting

With a nod to the north, this recipe gets its velvety texture from almond milk, cooked quinoa and maple syrup. They work alongside with a delicious chocolate frosting to make the best beet cake you’ve ever tasted…


Merry Christmas ❄️❄️! 

I couldn’t be happier, it’s Christmas time! And my dessert companion was screaming “Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! So, here’s my healthy red velvet chocolate cake! It’s so rich, fresh and it tastes really decadent. It’s surprisingly moreish! If you haven’t tried any of my recipes, I definitely recommend this one.

Christmas is the right time to hang out with your family and have fun, but sometimes it’s hard to find healthy alternatives on the Christmas table. That’s why I really, really need to make my own recipes! It’s the only way I can be with everyone and still feel like I’m a part of it all. This recipe makes a big cake, reunite your family and have a great time baking!

Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious (dessert of course):

  • cooked quinoa (also try my Hazelnut Butter Cookies)
  • eggs
  • oats
  • beetroot
  • cocoa powder
  • maple syrup
  • almond milk
  • dark chocolate
  • agar agar (learn more below!)
  • coconut oil
  • blender or food processor!

It may look like lots of ingredients but they’re plenty of nutrients, minerals and fiber …. chocolate too!

  This recipe can’t get easier, your’re still on time to make it for 🎄! Take a look! Jingle all the waayyy! Follow the star steps!

🌟Blend all the wet ingredients! Done ⇓

🌟 Mix the dry and wet ingredients! Fill the cake pans!

🌟 Oh gooody! Make the frosting and cover the whole cake!

🌟  Enjoy and pro-tip “keep the cake moist by eating it in one sitting!”

What is agar agar? It’s a vegetarian jelly-like substance, obtained from red algae. Agar is 80% fiber, contains no fat, no protein, and only a small amount of carbohydrates. It is also a good source of fiber, calcium and iron. It’s digested really quickly and inhibits the body from storing excess fat. A great ingredient to use in all kinds of cooking, especially baking. You can substitute it for eggs and fat in many recipes. It has a neutral flavour and most of the times agar is added to a boiling liquid and then dissolved. There are several forms of agar, like bars, flakes, sheets and powder. For this recipe, you’ll need 1g of powdered agar.

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Quinoa Red Velvet Cake With Chocolate Frosting
My favourite chocolate cake!
Prep Time
14 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
14 min
Cook Time
40 min
Wet Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  2. 1/4 of almond milk
  3. 3/4 cup of maple syrup
  4. 1/2 beetroot
  5. 4 eggs
Dry ingredients
  1. 1/4 of cacau powder or cocoa powder
  2. 1 cup + 1/2 of rolled oats
  3. 1/4 tablespoon of baking powder+ baking soda
  4. extra: a pinch of salt
  1. 150 g de chocolate amargo 70% de cacau
  2. 180 m vegetal milk
  3. 1 g of agar agar
  4. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  5. extra: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC(350F) and
  2. Add all the wet ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the blender mixture.
  4. Divide the batter between 2 pans lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake the cakes for 40 min (don't worry if the cake isn't completely solid, it's suppose to be moist inside!).
  1. Melt the chopped chocolate on bain-marie. When fully melted add the soy milk and the other ingredients. On low heat, mix everything until well combined. Remove from the heat and place the chocolate mixture above a bigger bowl full of ice. Wait 5 minutes, it should get silky and have a thick texture. YUM!
  1. For the frosting, you'll need any vegetal milk, soy milk, almond milk or at milk.
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