Low-carb Chocolate Cake

By Nikki Sheriff

Don't worry about the carb count with this chocolate cake. The recipe uses quinoa, lemon juice, cocoa powder and other healthy alternative ingredients, but all you’ll taste is delicious chocolate goodness.

Low-carb Chocolate Cake
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
  • 2/3 cup quinoa

  • 1 1/3 cup water

  • 1/3 cup fat free milk

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 egg whites

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil

  • 3/4 cup light sugar (sugar/stevia blend)

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a Bundt pan and set aside. Boil rinsed quinoa and water over low heat for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Mix the quinoa, milk, lemon juice, eggs, vanilla and coconut oil until well blended.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together.

  4. Add into the quinoa mixture and mix well.

  5. Pour into prepared Bundt pan.

  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on a cooling rack and then invert onto a cake plate. Serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or coulis if desired (not included in the Nutritional Facts).

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 145
Total Fat 10g
Sodium 93mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g

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4 replies

ohneclue 2016-07-07 15:15:29 -0500 Report

"Don't worry about the carb count in this chocolate cake." Are you guys nuts or just on drugs? WHY in the world would ANYONE with any knowledge of food composition think quinoa has NO starchy carbs? It is just as full of starchy carbs as regular wheat flour, rice flour or any other kind of flour so you will notice by the carb count, there's no real savings on carbs in the tiny piece of cake they call a "serving". Just another way to try and convince a diabetic there is such a thing as a "healthy starch" which simply is NOT true. Now if you make this with almond meal rather than quinoa, you may have something here.

Tuellz 2016-05-25 13:57:02 -0500 Report

2,4,8,12,16… How the heck do you cut something into 18 servings?????? This is as bad as much of today's packaging in the stores. (Think of a frozen product in a tray with 5 servings!!!!!)