Gluten Free Orange Almond Polenta Cake Recipe

This deliciously crumbly cake is naturally gluten-free and can be made sugar free by using xylitol (which has a low glycemic index and that is actually good for your teeth) in the cake and drizzling the cake with plain orange juice instead of a orange juice and sugar syrup. Make it a vegan cake by replacing the butter with margarine, and every egg with 1 teaspoon egg replacer mixed in 2 Tablespoons water or 1 Tablespoon chia seeds or golden flaxseeds or linseeds mixed into 3 Tablespoons water.

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Cuisine

British

Time

30 - 60 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

8

Courses etc.

Baking Sweet

You will need

IngredientAdd
200g organic butter, at room temperature, OR

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200g vegan spread, for a vegan cake

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200g organic rapadura sugar OR

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200g organic unrefined sugar of your choice OR
150g xylitol

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3 large eggs, lightly beaten OR

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3 tsp Egg Replacer egg substitute for a vegan cake, OR

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3 Tbsp chia seeds (egg subsitute) OR

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3 Tbsp golden flaxseeds (egg subsitute)

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3 oranges, juice and zest

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100g polenta or maize meal

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200g organic ground almonds

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2 tsp gluten free baking powder

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Method

  • Pre-heat your oven at 180C, gas mark 3 or 150C if you have a fan oven. Prepare your cake tin with butter and ground almonds or polenta, or line its base and sides with baking parchment.
  • Cream the softened butter or margarine and the sugar or xylitol together until light and fluffy.
  • If making a vegan cake, either mix 3 teaspoons egg replacer in 6 Tablespoons water or grind 3 Tablespoons chia seeds or flaxseeds in a coffee grinder or with a pestle and mortar, put the ground seeds into 9 Tablespoons water and allow them to soak up the liquid for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add the eggs or egg subitute a little at a time, mixing well between additions.
  • Add the ground almonds, polenta, baking powder, orange zest and half the orange juice. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into your cake tin and cook for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out dry.
  • Once cooked, turn the cake onto a wire rack to allow it to cool, then drizzle the remaining orange juice on the top of the cooled cake

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