Orange Polenta Cake Recipe with Pistachio

Orange Polenta Cake Recipe with Pistachio
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Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free
Store in container in fridge for up to 5 days.

Enjoy this easy to make, guilt-free Polenta Loaf Cake - a gorgeous celebratory cake. This vegan & gluten free cake is made of polenta that creates a light sponge with the almond flour, giving this bake a flourish of flavours, while being zingy, refreshing and moist too. A delicious treat for any event - topped with crunchy pistachios, tasty syrup and fun orange stars! 

  • Mixing Bowl x 2
  • Grater
  • Measuring Jug
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Loaf Tin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Grinder or Knife
  • Star Shape Cookie Cutters
  • Skewer
  • Toothpick
  • Small Saucepan


  1. Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees c.
  2. Place all of the wet cake ingredients; yoghurt, coconut oil, almond milk, agave and oj into a jug and whisk well and set aside. 
  3. Next, place all of the dry cake ingredients; almond flour, polenta, baking powder, cardamom seeds and orange zest into a large bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  4. Then, pour the wet cake mixture into the dry one and whisk all together. 
  5. Pour into loaf tin lined with parchment paper, so it doesn't stick to the sides. 
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when the cake is poked. 
  7. After baking, allow the cake to cool for a few minutes before using a cocktail stick to poke shallow holes.
  8. Combine and heat the orange juice and agave syrup together in a small saucepan to create the syrup.
  9. Peel and cut out little stars from orange peel.
  10. Pour the syrup evenly over the cake, so that that the mixture soaks into the cake through the poked holes and gives the orange stars a glazed look.
  11. Crush the pistachio nuts using a grinder or carefully with a knife and sprinkle on top of the cake. 
  12. Let entire cake set on the side for 30 minutes, so the syrup can completely soak into the cake and create a delicious moist taste. 
  13. Serve and enjoy! 
Pistachio & Orange Polenta Cake Recipe

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27 March 2018 - 2:54pm