No, this cake TASTED like dirt. It also had a grainy sandy texture--somewhat reminiscent of dirt.
The problem is that I experiment a lot and try new things a lot. That's good AND bad. Some things turn out great. Some things are awful.
We bought amaranth for the first time--small seedy looking grains--and I ground them up for flour to make a cake, with the arrowroot starch that my husband wanted to try. It SOUNDED healthy, so we figured 'why not'?
Well, possibly because amaranth is grainy and arrowroot tastes like dirt...
Oh well, I'm sure I'll figure out some way to use it on something, somehow. It's just another challenge.
Another good AND bad thing is that my children are devouring this cake like starving third world orphans. I'm torn between feeling relieved and alarmed. Are they THAT starved for junk food? Am I missing something? Is it the colorful sprinkles that draw them in? My eldest actually enthusiastically described it to guests tonight, "It tastes like dirt, only kind of lemony and metallic!" They opted out of trying it. Go figure.