Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Apple + Quinoa Cake


1. 3 large Red Delicious apples (I could not find any Golden Delicious in any supermarket or market)
* Peel, core and dice the apples.
* Soak the apples in a bowl of salt water and place in the fridge before you start preparing the cake.
2. 3 large eggs
3. 1 cup of sunflower oil
4. 1/2 teaspoon sea-salt
5. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
6. 2 1/2 cups of organic all-purpose flour
7. 1 teaspoon of baking soda
8. 1/2 cup of quinoa
9. 1 cup of soft brown sugar


1. In a large mixing bowl, pour the sunflower oil and eggs and beat until creamy.

2. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat well.

3. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda into another bowl.

4. Add this mixture to the egg mixture slowly and mix until well combined. The batter will be very thick.

5. Drain the salt water from the apples and fold the apples and quinoa into the batter.

6. Preheat oven at 175C.

7. Prepare a baking tray with baking paper. Pour and spread the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the top of cake with a handful of quinoa.

8. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.

9. Allow cake to cool before serving.

Bon appétit!


  1. Yummm! Makes me want to retry quinoa

    I always reacted to raw apples but never cooked ones so should try them again

    1. Try them when you are stronger and stable! All the best! :)

  2. Oh, I so wish I could eat that! It looks so yummy!