How To Make A Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake

Guest post courtesy of Seasonal Berries.

How To Make A Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake. Hello friends, so how are you today? Are you looking for a nice and tasty cake recipe?

If so, how about making a Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake? How yummy!!

This moist Italian inspired cake, bejewelled with blueberries, is more pudding than cake, especially when served with a spoonful of mascarpone flavoured with your favourite orange liqueur.

How To Make A Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake

How To Make A Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake:

Serves 8-10

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

You Will Need:

125g (41/2 oz) butter, at room temperature

125g (41/2 oz) caster sugar

1 orange, grated rind and 3 tablespoons of the juice (about ½ an orange)

75g (3oz) polenta

75g (3oz) self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

50g (2oz) ground almonds

2 medium eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon orange flower water, optional

150g (5oz) blueberries

To Finish: 

75g (3oz) caster sugar

1 orange, grated rind of half and 5 tablespoons of the juice

Few pistachios, sliced

250g (9oz) mascarpone soft cheese

2 tablespoons orange liqueur

Extra blueberries to decorate

How To Make A Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 170oC (150oC fan assisted), Gas Mark 3. Grease and base line a 23cm (9inch) springform tin. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl or food processor then add the orange rind and beat together until light and fluffy.

2. Mix the polenta, flour, baking powder and ground almonds in a bowl. Gradually mix alternate spoonfuls of beaten egg and the polenta mix into the creamed butter and sugar and beat well after each addition until smooth once more.

3. Stir in 3 tablespoons orange juice and the orange flour water, if using. Spoon into the lined tin and sprinkle the blueberries over the top.

4. Bake for about 35 minutes until the cake is well risen, cracked slightly on top and a skewer comes out cleanly when inserted into the centre of the cake.

5. Mix 50g (2oz) of the remaining sugar with 3 tablespoons of orange juice together in a bowl. Remove the cake from the tin and put on to a cooling rack, peeling away the lining paper and set the rack over a plate. Skewer the top of the cake then drizzle over the orange syrup and sprinkle with the pistachios. Leave to cool.

6. When ready to serve, mix the mascarpone with the grated rind of ½ an orange rind and the rest of the sugar then gradually mix in 2 tablespoons of orange juice and the liqueur.

7. Transfer the cake to a board, top with extra blueberries then cut into thin slices. Serve with spoonfuls of the mascarpone mix.

Cook’s Tip:

The cake freezes well wrapped in baking paper and foil up to one month. Defrost at room temperature for 3 hours then serve.

How To Make A Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake

How To Make A Blueberry, Orange And Polenta Cake Guest post courtesy of Seasonal Berries. So what do you think? Do you also fancy making one?

You May Also Like:

Firstly, Blueberry Muffins. So yummy.

Secondly, Blueberry Muesli Bars. Also, great for lunchbox treats.

Last but not least, Lisa Faulkner’s Chilean Blueberry Pancakes. So tasty.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Claire Justine
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  1. Anonymous
    9 November 2017 / 17:32

    This look so lovely.

    • 12 November 2017 / 16:56

      Thank you for taking time to come and visit/comment 🙂

  2. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    7 November 2017 / 14:14

    This sounds so good!

  3. Tamar SB
    7 November 2017 / 13:46

    I love corn cakes, yum!