Thursday, May 6

Orange & Almond Polenta Cake

Ok, you have to make this cake! It's so light and delicious, and oh-so quick & easy to whip up! It's the perfect tea-time or coffee break cake. Seriously, I can't stop eating it. You gotta try it : )

Read on for the recipe...

Orange & Almond Polenta Cake

(from the Moosewood Restaurant - Simple Suppers Book)

1/3 Cup cornmeal
2/3 Cup unbleached white flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups almonds
3/4 cup sugar
1 orange
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
confectioners' sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil & flour a 9-inch cake pan.
-mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
-in a food processor or blender, grind almonds and sugar until finely ground. Then add to the flour mixture.
-Take the orange and grate off approximately 1 tablespoon of rind/peel. Then squeeze 1/3 cup of juice (regular orange juice works too).
-In the blender, mix eggs, orange zest, oil and 1/4 cup water. Blend for approximately 15 seconds.
-Add the dry ingredients into the blender/food processor and mix well.
-poor the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-allow to cool for 10 minutes then remove from cake pan. Once the cake is completely cooled, dust with icing sugar and ENJOY!!!


Nancy said...

This looks delicious - and I love the photo series! I've been really into citrus cakes lately, will have to try this next. The cornmeal in there must give a nice texture too.

Crazy Sweet Life said...

This looks scrumptious! Wish I could have a piece right now!

From Me To You said...

THe simplicity is so beautiful. I love the photographs!

christina said...

oh this is a must, on my list!
: )

Giovanna said...

this is exactly the kind of cake i like to eat. light, airy, and you had me at almond.

Lady Grey said...

I really do hope you all try it, the lightness & texture are amazing!

Holly Renee said...

This does look easy and SOOO good. Oh my gosh. I want some now. I am bookmarking this recipe. It just looks delicious!!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

YUM! Looks so good.