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Orange Polenta Cake (Gluten Free)



10 slice(s)

  • 200 g Butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 orange, - peel and juice
  • 1 lemon, - peel and juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 g polenta
  • 200 g almonds
  • Marscapone to serve
  • For Syrup:
  • 125 mls honey
  • 125 mls orange juice
  • 125 mls lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange, zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 165*C. Grease and line a 10 x 28cm loaf pan with baking paper.

    Place almonds in TM bowl and grind for 15 seconds on speed 7. Set aside.

    Place lemon and orange rind and sugar in TM bowl and grate for 15 seconds on speed 9. Add butter and mix for 1 minute 30 seconds on speed 5 (till pale). Still at speed 5, add eggs one at a time.

    Fold in baking powder, ground almonds and polenta for 10 seconds on speed 5.

    Add lemon and orange juice and mix for 10 seconds on speed 5.

    Pour batter into loaf pan.

    Bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked when tested with a wooden skewer.

    While cooking, prepare syrup. Rinse TM bowl then add zest and grind for 10 seconds on speed 9. Add juice and honey then cook for 10 minutes on 80*C on speed 5.

    While cake is still warm, transfer to serving plate, prick the top with a skewer, then pour over warm syrup and allow to soak in.



You can reduce the syrup to half the quantity if you prefer.

I suggest you use a serving platter that has edges (so the syrup doesn't drip off!).

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  • I'm glad I didnt read the

    Submitted by taes04 on 23. November 2014 - 23:10.

    I'm glad I didnt read the comments before I cooked this as I did 165 fan forced for 55 and it turned out perfectly. I had no lemons so used limes. Used 125 ml orange juice but only 60 mls lime juice in the syrup. I also added 20gm sugar as it was too tart. I only poured about a quarter of the syrup on the cake and found this to be ample. Next time I will use less peel.

    Now I just need to stop eating it - it is divine!!! Nice warm with some fresh cream. Thanks.

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  • any luck with fixing up this

    Submitted by tonnik on 24. September 2012 - 11:15.

    any luck with fixing up this recipe, cant wait to try it, thanks

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  • Hi joshjen, Sorry you had

    Submitted by Kandy on 22. August 2012 - 14:56.

    Hi joshjen,

    Sorry you had trouble.  The cake is beautiful when cooked correctly but I need to do a few tests and fix up the cooking time - we are renting and I think our old oven was very hot or something, because now I'm having trouble as well.  Thanks so much for the feedback!

    <one day, I will get around to doing this properly...>

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  • We all found the syrup

    Submitted by joshjen on 26. February 2012 - 17:21.

    We all found the syrup inedible due to it being so bitter from the citrus rind, I made another batch of syrup just with honey and orange juice and it was definitely much better.  Also, I baked the cake at 170 for 55 mins and it was still soggy in the middle so gave it another 10 minutes.  When i cut the cake, the centre was still raw - 165degrees for only 50-55 minutes is not nearly enough time.Overall, I wasn't super impressed at the recipe, omit the rind in the syrup and only a small amount in the cake, cook for longer and you might have more success than me!

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