Thursday, August 26, 2010
Let Them Eat Cake!
This D-Feast Friday is a tribute to people who can’t digest gluten. It is a gluten free chocolate cake recipe using quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)! A friend forwarded me the link and I admit, I was skeptical. But I was also intrigued.
The only problem I have with the recipe is the fat. If my calculations are correct the fat content per serving, if a serving is 1/12 of the cake, would be about 11 grams. The carb count per serving is 33 grams.
If I were to make the cake again I would reduce the butter to 1/2 cup and the sugar to 1 cup. That would reduce the fat content per 1/12 of the cake to about 7 grams and the carb count to about 25 grams. I suspect the end result wouldn’t be affected much by this tweaking.
The cake was quite good. It was incredibly moist. In fact, it could almost be classified as a pudding rather than a cake. But if it’s chocolate you are craving, this will satisfy.
I dusted the top with icing sugar to pretty it up a bit. I also got busy with my paring knife and made these fancy-schmancy strawberry garnishes!
So here’s the link where you can find the recipe and here’s a picture to tantalize you:
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!