How To Make A Rhubarb & Orange Polenta Cake…

Happy Tuesday. Brr, it is so cold around here!!! Rhubarb & orange polenta cake anyone?

How To Make A Rhubarb & Orange Polenta Cake:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

Preparation time:15 minutes
Cooking time:1 hour – 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 8 – 10


  • 150g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g caster sugar
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 3 Waitrose British Blacktail Medium Free Range Eggs, beaten
  • 150g polenta
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 400g forced rhubarb, trimmed and thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
  2. Butter and line a 20cm-deep, loose-bottomed cake tin.
  3. Cream the butter until soft, then beat in the caster sugar and orange zest, and continue beating until pale and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs a little at a time.
  5. Fold in the polenta, baking powder and ground almonds to give a soft mixture that drops easily off a wooden spoon.
  6. Spoon half the mixture over the base of the cake tin.
  7. Arrange the rhubarb over the cake base, then drop the rest of the mixture over the top, leaving some gaps.
  8. Bake for 1-1¼ hours until well risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre emerges clean and dry.


Recipe courtesy of Waitrose.

What do you think of this How To Make A Rhubarb & Orange Polenta Cake recipe? Do you fancy adding it your thing’s to bake list? Let us know if you make one.

You might also like these other rhubarb ideas:

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Fancy making your own rhubarb jam? How To Make Rhubarb & Vanilla Jam.

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  1. Morgan Prince
    May 2, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Ooh this looks so tasty Claire!I'd love to do some baking but with me and the Hubby on a diet I can't – I'd eat everything if I did!#wordlesswednesday

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:28 am

      Ha, look away Morgan 🙂 Thanks for the comment.

  2. Sandra Lee
    May 2, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I look forward to becoming reacquainted with rhubarb through this yummy cake.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Thanks for the comment Sandra 🙂

  3. Anna of Mutton Style and Years
    May 3, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    I do like rhubarb and it's quite healthy I think.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 8, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Thanks for stoping by Anna 🙂

  4. Stacey
    May 3, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    That looks amazing! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:57 am

      Thanks for the comment Stacey 🙂

  5. Candace
    May 4, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    I am a huge fan of rhubarb especially if its not overly sweetened and is still quite tangy

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:59 am

      Thanks Candace 🙂

  6. Sydney Shop Girl
    May 5, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    I've never baked with polenta before. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious.SSG xxx#continentaldriftlinkup

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

      Thanks for stopping by Sydney 🙂

  7. Step by Step Through the World
    May 11, 2018 / 10:41 am

    wow it just looks soooo yummmy

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  8. Jann Olson
    May 11, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Looks tasty! I was just thinking that I need to make something with my rhubarb. Thanks for shaing with the Garden Party.hugs,Jann

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Jann 🙂

  9. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    May 14, 2018 / 7:03 am

    This is exactly the sort of cake I love to eat! Thanks for the recipe xx

  10. detoutcoeur Limousin
    May 14, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    so many good flavours and ingredients in one cake – love this! #creativemondays

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