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January 13, 2013

Polenta Cake with Orange Syrup

This Polenta Cake with Orange Syrup is absolutely delicious!  I did not tell the kids this was made with Polenta... they do not like Polenta,,,sshhh, they loved the cake, so who am I, to burst their bubble!!

Strange how kids {well, not really kids anymore, but still..} are, the other day when I made my Beetroot, Sesame- and Poppy Seed Bread , Jacobus was enjoying a slice, until I told him it was made with Beetroot! He nearly gave himself whiplash as he looked down to the slice in his hand - he did finish it, though.

Polenta Cake with Orange Syrup

(makes a single layer cake: 8 - 10 servings)



1 1/3 cups Caster Sugar
3 Extra-Large Eggs
3 TB Butter, melted
2/3 cup Flour (you can use Spelt Flour)
2/3 cup Polenta
1/2 packet (50g) Ground Almonds
1/2 TB Baking Powder
1/3 cup Plain Yogurt
1 t Fresh Rosemary, chopped finely


2 TB Honey
Grated Rind and Juice of 1 Orange
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
Almond Flakes, to decorate (optional)


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - Line and spray a 25cm spring-form cake pan with cooking oil.
2.) Place all the ingredients for the Cake in a food processor - blitz until combined.
3.) Pour batter into the prepared cake pan - bake for 50 - 55 minutes.
4.) 10 Minutes before the Cake is done baking: Heat the Honey, Orange Juice & rind and Caster Sugar over medium heat until the Caster Sugar has dissolved.
5.) Pour the Orange Syrup over the hot Cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Let cool completely in pan before removing.  Decorate with Almond Flakes (if using)

Serve and enjoy!



  1. I love polenta. It is my comfort food No.1! I'll definitely make this beautiful cake. Thank's for sharing the recipe Linda!

  2. Hi Linda, my name is Dawn. I do not have a recipe blog, so I love to look at others. This cake looks yummy! I love orange sryup, so this caught my eye. I will like to try and make this. Thanks for sharing!
    New Hampshire, USA

  3. I have wanted to make a polenta cake for a while, and this one sounds delicious! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime.

  4. Sounds yummy! I just wish I could eat almonds. ;)

  5. I haven't used polenta for a couple years. This looks like a yummy cake to bring it back!

  6. My Italian relatives would love this cake... seems very Italian is it? Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  7. Linda, this is a delicious dessert. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. This is my kind of cake! I would love to eat this while enjoy my cup of tea or coffee. I adore the citrus syrup.

  9. This looks so yummy! My hubby will love this one! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I get the best recipes from you!!! :)

  10. It's a lovely cake Linda!! One that I'd love to try


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