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Polenta and Orange Cake

 

SERVES: 8-10
COOKING TIME: 35 Mins

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Squisito Instant One Minute Polenta

1 cup almond meal

¹/3 cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¾ cup caster sugar

2 oranges sliced

Zest and juice of 2 oranges

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

1 tablespoon gluten free baking powder

3 eggs

For orange syrup:

1 cup caster sugar

¾ cup water

2 tablespoons orange juice

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C and grease a round cake tin roughly 20-23 cm in diameter and line the base with baking paper.

2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the sliced oranges. Mix well until combine and smooth. Pour mixture into cake tin, smoothing top of mixture.

3. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool cake in tin.

4. Meanwhile, to make the orange syrup, combine the sugar, water and orange juice in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until dissolved. Simmer for 5 or so minutes or until thickened slightly.

5. Using skewer punch holes in cake and pour syrup over warm or cool cake. Arrange orange slices over top of cake. Serve.

 
 
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