If you saw my latest Instagram post you know that I’m a pantry hoarder and that I’m trying to change that. Yes, my pantry is filled to the brim with dried goods. While I was trying to shove a can of beans into my pantry, I finally came to the conclusion that I need to start using stuff. I started with amaranth flour. My pantry is jam-packed with all sorts of weird flours and amaranth seemed like the hardest to use. And it was.
Every recipe I would find would only use a couple of tablespoons here or there. Other recipes used weird ingredients that I didn’t have on hand like xantham gum. I finally came across Rick Bayless’s chocolate amaranth cake. It looked easy enough and used the most amount of amaranth flour out of any recipe I could find. I added I some chili powder and cinnamon to give it more flavor!
Overall this cake was delicious! The amaranth flour gives it a nutty flavor and the top turns into almost like a crispy meringue! I still have about 2 cups of amaranth flour leftover, so if you have any easy recipes, send them my way!