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Homemade Chilean Quinoa Baked Cake Recipe
Homemade Chilean Quinoa Baked Cake Recipe

Quinoa cake is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional cakes, incorporating the benefits and softness of cooked quinoa to create a perfect and nutritious cake for any occasion.

How to make Chilean Quinoa Cake?

Chilean quinoa cake is prepared by cooking quinoa and then mixing it with ingredients like vegetables, cheese, and eggs to give it a unique texture and flavor. The mixture is then baked to achieve a fluffy and delicious cake.

Nutritional Information

Category: Main Courses
Cuisine: Chilean
Vitamins: A, B1, B3, B6, C, E
Minerals: Iron, Magnesium
Calories: 350
Preparation: 15 minutes
Chilling: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Chilean Quinoa Baked Cake recipe


  • 500 g quinoa grains
  • 500 g minced llama meat
  • 500 g fresh cheese
  • 250 ml milk
  • 100 g olives
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 50 g butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 diced onions
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Wash the quinoa, rub it between your hands, and drain, ensuring no impurities like small stones remain. Set aside.
  2. Heat water in a large pot, add quinoa, and cook until it pops. Carefully strain and sift through a colander, pressing with a wooden spoon. Add warm milk and butter, and cook until thickened.
  3. In a large skillet, add two tablespoons of oil and sauté the finely diced onions until translucent. Add the minced garlic, llama meat, and cook until it turns whitish. Add some oregano, diced red bell pepper, paprika, diced tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add a cup of hot water or broth and simmer until the liquid evaporates. Mix everything well and pour half of the mixture into a baking dish.
  5. Cover with slices of 4 hard-boiled eggs, pitted chopped olives, and fresh cheese slices. Finally, cover with the second half of the quinoa and brush with two beaten eggs seasoned with salt and pepper.
  6. Place the baking dish in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for at least 10 minutes with the upper grill activated. Keep it until the surface is golden brown and serve immediately, optionally accompanied by golf sauce and fresh lettuce leaves.

Benefits of consuming Quinoa Cake

  • Quinoa cake is an excellent source of proteins, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Quinoa provides high-quality proteins and is rich in antioxidants.
  • Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Did you know?

Quinoa is considered a superfood due to its high nutrient and protein content, being an excellent source of all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.


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