Photo Essay: If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’a Baked You A Cake

A few months ago the wonderful Gillian tweeted about making a rich, gluten-free, quinoa-based chocolate cake. I asked for the recipe which she provided and I promptly forgot to bookmark it.

When we decided to host my brother and his family for his birthday I figured this would be a good time to make such a thing and did a little searching and found that there was a striking similarity between the various gluten-free, quinoa-based chocolate cake recipes I could find. That is, they were all based on the recipe in Quinoa 365 by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming.

For clarity’s sake, I used this recipe. Enough words, to the pictures!

Line your pans with parchment

Line your pans with parchment

Get your blend on

Get your blend on

More blending

More blending

Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

When wet meets dry

When wet meets dry

Ready for baking!

Ready for baking!

Starting on The Frosting

Starting on The Frosting

Chocolatey Base

Chocolatey Base

MORE Butter and Sugar

MORE Butter and Sugar

The recipe made about twice as much as was needed.

The recipe made about twice as much as was needed.

Homemade Spicy Tayberry Jam in the middle

Homemade Spicy Tayberry Jam in the middle

One more step to go....

One more step to go….

The En-Frostening!

The En-Frostening!

Would you believe I forgot to take a picture of the completed cake?!?!?!

Would you believe I forgot to take a picture of the completed cake?!?!?!

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