Delicious Orange Polenta Cake

In the Kitchen

Ali has been in the kitchen again, this time whipping a delicious orange polenta cake!

"When life gives you oranges, make cake! Surprisingly good. I like it best warm but it is just fine cold too. Maybe warm with a nice ice cream (Lemon flavour?) Or a nice Greek yoghurt."

- Ali


For the cake

  • 250g butter
  • 250g castor sugar 
  • 4 eggs
  • 140g Polenta
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Zest and juice of 2 oranges (save 100mls for the glaze) 

For the glaze

  • 100mls of orange juice
  • 100gms castor sugar 


  1. Heat oven to 160c 
  2. Line 21cm cake tin 
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well.  Add all dry ingredients and the zest and juice.
  4. Put the cake mix in the tin. Spread it evenly and bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Remove from oven and leave on a rack to cool.
  5. Make the glaze by putting the juice and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Let it simmer for a few mins and remove from heat . Allow to cool a little and then drizzle of the cake.
  6. Enjoy!