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Orange & Polenta Cake

The perfect balance of zesty and sweet - this Orange & Polenta Cake will leave your taste buds begging for more! With a buttery, crumbly texture and a glaze of freshly-squeezed orange juice, it's a must-try recipe. Serve with a side of lemon ice cream for an unbeatable dessert experience.

Ahhh Orange & Polenta cake, what a delightful combination of flavours! A perfect balance of zesty and sweet all wrapped up in a tiny little delicious package. There’s just something special about the combination of the luscious orange and creamy polenta, adding a perfect richness and depth of flavor to the cake.

This cake is like a zesty hug on a cold day, warm and inviting with just enough of a tang to give you a sense of satisfaction. Plus, it is so easy to make! You don’t even need a fancy stand mixer or expensive ingredients - just some simple pantry staples and you will have a delicious cake in no time.

And let’s not forget the yummy, zingy orange glaze that takes it to the next level. Top with some lemon ice cream and you have a dessert that is worthy of any special occasion.

So if you’re in need of a sweet pick-me-up, or just a delicious treat to share with family and friends, this Orange & Polenta Cake is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Why You’ll Love This Orange & Polenta Cake Recipe

These are all the reasons I'm loving this Orange & Polenta Cake recipe:

It's bursting with flavor: This Orange & Polenta Cake has an amazing combination of sweet orange, creamy butter and fluffy polenta, which really gives it an amazing flavor. Plus, the orange glaze really brings out the flavors, making it a deliciously decadent treat!

It's a perfect balance between sweet and tart: The orange zest and juice both provide sweetness and tartness, creating the perfect balance between sweet and tart. So you get an enjoyable cake that's not too sweet, not too tart, but just right.

It's vegan friendly: You don't have to worry about using dairy ingredients in this Orange & Polenta Cake, as it is entirely vegan-friendly. So, you can enjoy a delicious treat without any of the guilt!

Orange & Polenta Cake

The perfect balance of zesty and sweet - this Orange & Polenta Cake will leave your taste buds begging for more! With a buttery, crumbly texture and a glaze of freshly-squeezed orange juice, it's a must-try recipe. Serve with a side of lemon ice cream for an unbeatable dessert experience.

Difficulty:
Easy
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
45 minutes
Servings:
Serves 8 - 10

Ingredients

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 140g polenta
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • zest and juice 2 oranges (less 100ml juice for the glaze)

For the orange glaze

  • 100ml orange juice
  • 100g golden caster sugar

Instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line the bottom and sides of a 23cm round cake tin with parchment paper. Blend the butter and sugar together until creamy. Gradually add the eggs one by one and blend each time until completely mixed. Then, stir in the dry 'ingredients' before measuring off 100ml for the glaze and adding the zest and juice.
  • Step 2: Place the mixture into the tin, making sure it is spread out evenly, and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a stick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Take out from the oven and place onto a cooling rack.
  • Step 3: In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and juice to a boil. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes, then take it off the heat and let it cool. Once cooled, pour the orange glaze on top of the cake. Serve with a side of Lemon ice cream.
Carbohydrate: 80g; Fat: 30g; Saturated Fat: 17g; Fiber: 1g; Calories: 601kcal; Protein: 8g; Sugar: 49g; Sodium: 0.5mg;

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