Think about this for a minute… Gluten free chocolate quinoa cake laced with the deep dark flavors of coffee and masala spice, are you drooling yet? What about dreaming up winning $60 worth of the best organic hand-ground spices ever?! Maybe I have your attention now?!
Today’s recipe is a tribute to my favorite masala maker; I baked a chocolate coffee cake to die for (gluten free especially for her), the recipe is posted below, but first lets talk about my eatingwithSOLE, first ever GIVE AWAY:
You all know how much I adore Chamela Giri’s hand-ground traditional organic masala spice blends, I always use them and can’t imagine going back to making my own sub-par blends again. Here are some of my favorite recipes I have shared over the years here that feature her premium masalas: masala hash, slow cooker vindaloo, kale + goat palak, my garden grown korma, cosmic chocolate chai cookies, roasted eggplant masala, cinnamon chai hemp twists, channa masala guyanna style, & chocolate chai pansy cake.
Well the exciting news is that Chamela Giri has offered up to one of my followers a masala gift package worth over $60! It features all of her spice blends ( a package each of her: winter chai, summer chai, chat masala, garam masala along with a package of her new and deeply divine masala coffee (which I am totally addicted to), AND 3 sample vials of her handmade all natural powdered perfumes!
The contest is pretty simple and you have 5 chances to win and must be a follower of my blog (if your not just follow your nose and sign up to the right to receive notification every time a new recipe is posted)
Once your registered doing any of the items below will allow you 1 entry into the contest, Do all 5 for 5 chances to win:
To be entered to win the masala gift pack you can:
*Comment on any eating with SOLE masala creations (or this post),
*Pin any eating with SOLE picture that really gets your taste buds going,
*Sign up to follow Chamela Giri,
*”like” chamela giri on Facebook and comment on her blog
A winner will be announced On Feb 15, so get clicking.
now back to that cake…
Quinoa Chocolate Coffee Masala Cake
In a large bowl combine:
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup coffee (cooled)
4 farm fresh eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
3/4 cup melted coconut oil
1.5 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
In a separate bowl combine together:
1 1/2 cups cane sugar
1 1/2 cup cocoa
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch of sea salt
1 heaping tbsp masala coffee
Bring wet and dry ingredients together and pour batter into a small prepared spring form pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
Allow to cool and before pouring a luscious layer of coffee gnache over the works.
Melt 1 cup of good quality dark chocolate chips in a double burner, along with 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
remove from heat when melted and add 1/3 cup of cooled coffee, and 1/2 cup heavy cream
Stir until combined pour, spread per cooled cake and allow to set before serving, if you can handle being that patient.
But while your waiting enter to win our masala spice give away!