Although I feel everybody has started cooking and also praising it relatively recently, quinoa has been around for ages. It came to be preferred regarding 3000 BC in the Andes area in South America, probably also as a result of its adaptability. Quinoa can expand in severe weather conditions: from direct exposure to the hot sun to enduring sub-freezing temperature levels. And, most notably, its nutrient richness makes it a superfood.
Even though quinoa that we know as well as utilize has a form of grains, it is not cereal. It comes from the same household as spinach and beetroots. And just like in the case of these veggies, we can consume its fallen leaves and stems too. They are supposed to taste similar to the mentioned greens.
However, it is its seeds that quinoa is mostly understood for. They are extremely healthy and balanced in addition to delicious, and also I have actually used them formerly in some mouth-watering dishes. So when I encountered a cake constructed from quinoa, I was actually shocked. I recognized utilizing millet: in some cases we do have millet with fruit and also honey for breakfast, I also bake a sharp with millet. Yet a cake with quinoa?!
I was so interested that I simply decided to give it a shot. The result was shocking and scrumptious: the Quinoa Chocolate Cake was really moist as well as abundant, as well as you could not taste the quinoa. It only provided a mild "bite" to the cake, yet this was in reality an added value contributed to its appearance.
If a thought of the excellent taste of this cake hasn't persuaded you yet to bake it, maybe its healthfulness will. It not just look at this now contains a superhealthy grain, however it includes neither flour nor butter (I changed it with rapeseed oil). So what can be better than a piece of an (nearly) guilt-free Chocolate Quinoa Cake?