Who doesn’t love fresh oranges? Do you know what’s even better? A nice orange polenta cake! It’s a great breakfast or dessert. You can also easily take it anywhere you want. The fluffiness will make you smile wherever you are.
Orange Polenta Cake
- 250 ml milk
- 25 g cornmeal
- 1 pinch salt
- 150 g butter
- 120 g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 packet baking powder
- 150 g grated almonds
- 1 orange or blood orange
- 1 tsp. powdered sugar
- Bring the milk to boil with a pinch of salt
- Stir in the corn grits and bring the whole thing to boil until a thick, not too firm mass is formed
- Set it aside and let it cool down
- In the meantime, stir the butter, sugar and eggs until frothy
- Add the grated almonds with baking powder and stir everything together
- Add the zest of an orange or a blood orange to the batter
- Finally, mix everything with the corn semolina
- Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with baking paper
- Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes
- Stir the juice of the orange with the powdered sugar until smooth
- Take the cake out of the oven
- Poke small holes in the still small holes in the warm cake with a thick wooden skewer
- Soak the cake with orange juice or blood orange juice
- When the cake has cooled, cut it into small pieces
Tips For The Preparation
This orange polenta cake is also super delicious with a vanilla sauce. As well as you could also use almond milk instead of the usual milk. Furthermore, you can leave out the normal butter and use vegan butter.
General Information Of The Recipe
The orange polenta cake can also be frozen wonderfully. After defrosting, heat in the oven briefly at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 – 15 minutes. You can hold the cake in the freezer until you have a special day or you just want to enjoy it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Polenta?
Polenta is corn semolina that can be baked or cooked both sweet and salty.
Can you also use other semolina for the orange polenta cake?
Yes, it works very well. For example, you can also take spelt semolina.
What to do if the semolina clumps when stirred in?
Remove the saucepan from the hob and then use a whisk to slowly stir the semolina into the milk.