How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta

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?

Discover the delightful flavours of a homemade Rhubarb and Orange Polenta Cake with this step-by-step guide.

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Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake:

This very tasty recipe combines the tangy sweetness of rhubarb with the citrusy zest of oranges, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavours.

With these expert tips and detailed instructions, you’ll learn how to create a moist and tender polenta cake that’s bursting with summer goodness.

Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this guide will empower you to create a show-stopping dessert that will impress family and friends.

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:

Get ready to indulge in a slice of delicious perfection.


  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Butter and line a 20cm-deep, loose-bottomed cake tin.
  2. Cream the butter until soft, then beat in the caster sugar and orange zest, and continue beating until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs a little at a time. Then add the orange juice and mix well.
  3. Fold in the polenta, baking powder and ground almonds to give a soft mixture that drops easily off a wooden spoon.
  4. Spoon half the mixture over the base of the cake tin.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 1-1¼ hours until well risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre emerges clean and dry. Last but not least, enjoy!
Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake

How To Make A Rhubarb And Orange Polenta Cake:

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.

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  1. Wendy
    22 April 2023 / 16:31

    Hi. Can the orange and polenta cake be frozen?

    • 22 April 2023 / 17:42

      Hi Wendy, this is a guest post and they have not mentioned if you can freeze this recipe or not and I have not tried so I am not sure.

  2. Heather Piercy
    7 July 2020 / 17:19

    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?

    • 9 July 2020 / 09:57

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

  3. detoutcoeur Limousin
    14 May 2018 / 12:03

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

    • Claire
      2 June 2018 / 11:45

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    14 May 2018 / 07:03

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

    • Claire
      2 June 2018 / 11:11

      Thanks for the comment.

  5. Jann Olson
    11 May 2018 / 14:57

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

    • 14 May 2018 / 06:00

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Jann.

  6. Step by Step Through the World
    11 May 2018 / 10:41

    wow it just looks soooo yummmy

  7. Sydney Shop Girl
    5 May 2018 / 19:19

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

    • 14 May 2018 / 06:00

      Thanks for stopping by Sydney.

  8. Candace
    4 May 2018 / 13:57

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

  9. Stacey
    3 May 2018 / 21:29

    That looks amazing!

    • 14 May 2018 / 05:57

      Thanks for the comment Stacey.

  10. Anna of Mutton Style and Years
    3 May 2018 / 20:09

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

  11. Sandra Lee
    2 May 2018 / 15:17

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

    • 8 May 2018 / 12:33

      Thanks for the comment Sandra.

  12. Morgan Prince
    2 May 2018 / 13:44

    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

    • 7 May 2018 / 06:28

      Ha, look away Morgan. Thanks for the comment.