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Orange & polenta cake

Orange & polenta cake

Orange & polenta cake

Orange, almond, vanilla & cardamom

Orange, almond, vanilla & cardamom

Serves 10

DifficultySuper easy

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 470 24%

  • Fat 29.5g 42%

  • Saturates 11.3g 57%

  • Sugars 36.5g 41%

  • Salt 0.2g 3%

  • Protein 8.6g 17%

  • Carbs 45.1g 17%

  • Fibre 1.9g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 200 g unsalted butter , (at room temperature), plus extra for greasing
  • 200 g demerara sugar
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 100 g coarse polenta
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 250 ml orange juice , (from 3-4 oranges)
  • 30 ml orange blossom water
  • 125 g golden caster sugar

Recipe From

Jamie Magazine

By Jamie Oliver


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F/gas 2½. Grease a 20cm springform tin, line the bottom and sides with greaseproof paper and grease again.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy – don’t worry if it looks gritty, as the sugar will dissolve when it’s cooked. Beat in the eggs, one by one, then stir in the vanilla essence.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ground almonds, polenta, orange zest, orange blossom water and baking powder, then stir this into the cake mix.
  4. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the surface is light brown and the cake is coming away slightly from the sides of the tin.
  5. Remove the tin from the oven, leave to cool for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a plate. This cake will be quite fragile, so handle carefully as you remove it.
  6. To make the syrup, crush the cardamom pods, then put all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer over a medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, or until reduced and thickened slightly. Set aside to cool.
  7. Prick the cake all over with a skewer, then brush generously with the syrup. Delicious served with a dollop of crème fraîche or yoghurt and an extra drizzle of syrup.

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