Orange polenta cake

Orange polenta cake

This orange polenta cake is so light and tasty. I made these into mini cakes so I could totally gorge on one little cake by myself and not feel too guilty. They are delicious served on their own or with some pistachio nut ice-cream. A perfect treat at the weekend for yourself or for sharing….


  • Handful of Pistachio nuts, de-shelled and crushed
  • 200g Butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp Honey
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 Oranges, juiced and zested
  • 180g Ground Almonds
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 100g Polenta


  1. Pre heat oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Beat together the butter and 3 tbsp honey, mix in the vanilla and eggs.
  3. Add in the ground almonds, polenta, baking powder and orange zest.
  4. Place in a greased cake tin.
  5. Bake for approx 40 mins until golden.
  6. Meanwhile simmer the orange juice with the rest of the honey until reduced and syrupy.
  7. Once baked allow the cake to cool and coat with the orange glaze.
  8. Sprinkle the crushed cashew nuts on top.

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