Vanilla Quinoa Cake with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Vanilla Quinoa Cake with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Today is Matt’s birthday and so I baked him a cake.

But not just any old cake. It’s a vanilla quinoa cake smothered in a vegan chocolate frosting and topped with our favorite mini chocolate chips. It’s pretty much my ideal cake – we’ll see what he thinks when he blows out the candles tonight!

Although we’re not big on celebrating birthdays – we never do anything super elaborate – it’s always nice to feel some extra love on your big day.

Tonight we’re having a casual dinner at home (as per usual, #biggesthomebodiesever) with mussels cooked in a lemon white wine sauce, some quinoa garlic bread and a massaged kale salad. I’ll grab a bottle of champagne, we’ll snuggle up on the couch and we’ll obviously be eating cake.


  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut sugar (1 1/2 cups granulated coconut sugar blended into a powered in a high-powered blender - I love my Blendtec !)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • Stevia to taste (optional)
  • Mini chocolate chips for topping (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Simply Quinoa