How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake.

Happy Tuesday. Brr, it is so cold around here!!! How can it be in May!! it would soon warm up with a spot of baking? Don’t you think? Talking od baking; Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake anyone?

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake.

How To Make A Rhubarb And 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 A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

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.

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How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

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20 responses to “How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake”

  1. Morgan Prince says:

    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

  2. Sandra Lee says:

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

  3. Anna of Mutton Style and Years says:

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

  4. Stacey says:

    That looks amazing! 🙂

  5. Candace says:

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

  6. Sydney Shop Girl says:

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

  7. Step by Step Through the World says:

    wow it just looks soooo yummmy

  8. Jann Olson says:

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

  9. passion fruit, paws and peonies says:

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

  10. detoutcoeur Limousin says:

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

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