Chocolate Quinoa Chocolate Cake - A Gluten Free Mug Cake


gluten free chocolate cake


This is a super simple quinoa chocolate cake, it's  a delicious gluten free cake without the dairy.  A 5  Minute Mug Cake that will leave you feeling nourished  and energised! We find it a great for breakfast, a snack, or dessert! 


I love chocolate,  which I try to enjoy in moderation. I am always looking to create a healthy version of foods that allow me to partake in my favourite desserts. This cake is no exception. It is, in fact, my favourite gluten dessert.


 It is packed with protein, has no "guilty" ingredients in it, and TOTALLY satisfied my sweet tooth and fills me up! 
 Chocolate Quinoa Cake

chocolate quinoa 

 There is no flour in this cake, which makes it a wonderful option for anyone who is gluten free. The quinoa makes this cake moist, light and fluffy. if your not sure what quinoa is, you will be amazed by this tiny seed! 

  • It's not a grain, We cook and eat quinoa like many other grains, but, botanically speaking, it’s a relative of spinach, beets and chard. The part we eat is actually the seed, cooked like rice, which is why quinoa is gluten-free. You can even eat the leaves!
  • There are roughly 120 known varieties of quinoa, according to the Whole Grains Council. The most commercialised types are white, red and black quinoa. White quinoa is the most widely-available in stores. Red quinoa is more often used in meals like salads since it tends to hold its shape better after cooking. Black quinoa has an “earthier and sweeter” taste. You can also find quinoa flakes and flour.




gluten free chocolate cake



This gluten free chocolate cake in a mug is perfect for a quick chocolate fix when a square of dark chocolate just doesn’t cut it. It only takes two minutes in the microwave, and it comes out warm and decadent, but with a touch of airiness.

However, my one of my favourite parts of this quinoa chocolate cake is that there are no leftovers to tempt you at 2am. And duh, this version’s healthy! So what it boils down to, is you’ve got yourself a crazy convenient breakfast/dessert that is 200% nutritious and scrumtrelescent.



 If you're after a savoury snack after all this chocolate, check out Cauliflower Popcorn, it's just like KFC Popcorn Chicken but you feeling nourished afterwards not greasy! If you want more sweets; check out our Salted Caramel Almond Butter, you can legit eat the whole jar and still fit in those pants come Monday. 


Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Quinoa
Serves 1
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Quinoa. Made in a mug in less than 5 minutes
Prep Time
3 min

Cook Time
1 min

Total Time
4 min

Prep Time
3 min

Cook Time
1 min

Total Time
4 min

  1. 2 tbsp cooked quinoa
  2. 1 tbsp chia seed
  3. 30 grams protein powder or cocoa powder ( or half of both to equals 30 grams)
  4. 1/2 banana
  5. 1 egg
  6. Optional vanilla (1/4 tsp)
  7. Optional honey to make it sweeter (1 tbsp)
  8. Drizzle with dark chocolate sauce
  9. cocoa powder (unsweetened) to sprinkle on top

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  1. Mash your banana. Then add all ingredients to a large microwave safe mug. Mix thoroughly until batter is formed
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds. Wait 10 seconds, then microwave again for 15 seconds. wait one more time and then microwave for an addition 10-15 seconds or until cake starts to expand past mug.
  3. Remove from oven and gently flip mug over onto a plate. Cake will have form. Drizzle will any additional chocolate sauce, honey, cocoa, etc. of your choice! Enjoy!
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