How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose.

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake. Hello friend, so how are you today? Happy Tuesday. Brr, it is so cold around here!!!

How can it be so cold in May!! It would soon warm the house up with a spot of baking?

Don’t you think? But what to make? Cake anyone?

So talking of cake; Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake anyone?

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

1Β½ 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 A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake:

1.) Firstly, preheat the oven to 180Β°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. Then add the orange juice and mix well.

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. Sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar over rhubarb.

8.) Bake for 1-1ΒΌ hours until well risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre emerges clean and dry.

Last but not least, enjoy!

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

Recipe courtesy of Waitrose.

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

Is polenta gluten free? Polenta is made from corn and it is naturally gluten-free.

Is This Recipe Gluten Free: Yes this is a gluten free recipe.

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake:

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How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

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  1. Morgan Prince
    2nd May 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

    • 7th May 2018 / 6:28 am

      Ha, look away Morgan πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment.

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

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

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

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

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

    That looks amazing! πŸ™‚

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

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

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

    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
    11th May 2018 / 10:41 am

    wow it just looks soooo yummmy

  8. Jann Olson
    11th May 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

    • 14th May 2018 / 6:00 am

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Jann πŸ™‚

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

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

    • Claire
      2nd June 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

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

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

    • Claire
      2nd June 2018 / 11:45 am

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  11. Heather Piercy
    7th July 2020 / 5:19 pm

    Hi You don’t mention in the method what to do with the orange juice and extra tbsp of sugar in the ingredients! Could you add this please?

    • 9th July 2020 / 9:57 am

      Hi Heather, I’ve just popped them in. Thanks for noticing πŸ™‚

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