Orange Polenta Cake

Orange Polenta Cake
  • Yield : 1 cake
  • Servings : 8-10
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

The recipe

Orange polenta cake is a lovely moist cake and the polenta gives it a great texture with a large crumb.  If you wish you could also make this with lemon, instead of orange.  It can also be made with plain flour, instead of the gluten free flour.


  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 350g golden caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 140g fine polenta
  • 200g gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • Zest and juice of 2 oranges (save 100ml for the glaze)


Step 1

Heat an oven to 160°C/gas mark 3

Step 2

Line the base and sides of a round 21cm cake tin with baking paper

Step 3

Cream 250g of the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix thoroughly

Step 4

Add the polenta, flour, baking powder, zest and juice (reserve 100ml of juice) and mix thoroughly

Step 5

Put the cake mix into the cake tin and spread evenly

Step 6

Cook for about 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn out of the cake tin onto a wire rack to cool.

Step 7

To make the glaze, put the juice and sugar into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Step 8

Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cooled cake and allow to soak in before serving

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