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Orange Polenta Cake Made With Olive Oil
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Orange Polenta Cake Made With Olive Oil

Mediterranean Diet Friendly Orange Polenta Cake Made With Olive Oil that is delicious. It is gluten free as well.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Search Result: cake, Gluten Free, Mediterranean Diet, orange, Recipe
Servings: 10
Servings: 1g
Author: Food, Wine, and Love


  • Almond Flour-2 ½ cups.
  • Polenta – ⅔ cup. Can use regular corn meal if needed see above.
  • Baking Powder– 1 teaspoon.
  • Orange Zest– 1 ½ tablespoons.
  • Sugar- 1 ⅓ cup. Earlier I mentioned that you can use turbinado honey, a superfine (caster) sugar, or even try a coconut palm sugar. The sugar that you use will depend on the color, sweetness, and texture that you desire.
  • Olive Oil – ¾ cup. If you decide to use butter instead use 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) softened to room temperature.
  • Orange Juice- 1 tablespoon. Additional as needed if desired.
  • Eggs- 3.


  • Preheat your oven to 350. Prep your cake pan for nonstick. I like Parchment Paper .
  • In a mixing bowl, use a fork or whisk to blend together the almond flour, polenta, baking powder, and baking powder.
  • Next, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and olive oil.
  • For the next step, we will add the orange juice and the dry ingredients from the first bowl to the mixing bowl. Do this by adding orange juice and then half of the dry ingredients at a time, stirring between additions.
  • Bake your cake for 60 to 90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. This cake takes a bit longer than a normal cake to bake so please keep an eye on yours.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, this recipe calls for for almond flour. You can make your own by processing almonds in your food processor.
I also mentioned that you will need polenta.I use a polenta that is also labeled ‘corn meal’. However, a quick-cooking polentamedium or coarser grained polenta may also work in this recipe as well.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 295mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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