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Orange blossom polenta cake

This is a delicious wheat free cake, it can be made with any honey but the heady scent of the orange blossom flower makes superbly perfumed honey, the flowers if you have any in the garden, look beautiful on top for decoration.

Orange blossom polenta cake

Serves 8

  • 250g unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g polenta
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • zest of two oranges
  • 2 tbsp orange blossom honey

Line the base of a 20cm Cake tin with silicon or greaseproof paper and wipe sides with a little oil.

Oven 180 ºc

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Whisk the eggs in a bowl and slowly add to the mixture.

Mix in all other ingredients except the honey.

Pour the cake mixture into the tin.

Bake for approx. 50 mins until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Leave cake in tin to cool.

Prick the cake making several holes with a skewer. Add the honey to 4 tablespoons of boiling water and pour over cake. Allow to cool completely before removing from the tin.

Serve with a lovely dollop of greek yoghurt or crème fraiche.

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One comment on “Orange blossom polenta cake


11 Feb 2013

This is truly scrumptious. Baking has never been my forte, but got this one right first time! Thank you Sally!


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