Moist Orange Polenta Cake with Toasted Almonds

Ingredients

  • Cake Batter
  • 100 g butter
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 130 g polenta
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 80 ml (⅓ C) plain yoghurt
  • 30 ml (2 T) Rhodes Honey
  • 65 ml (¼ C) Rhodes Orange 100% Fruit Juice Blend
  • Topping
  • 125 ml (½ C) Rhodes Seville Orange Marmalade
  • 50 g flaked almonds, lightly toasted
  • 125 ml (½ C) icing sugar
  • a little warm water
  • to serve: lightly whipped cream

Method

  1. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the cake flour, polenta and ground almonds.
  4. Mix together the yoghurt, Rhodes Honey and Rhodes Orange Juice and stir into the batter.
  5. Stir until all ingredients are well blended but do not overmix.
  6. Spoon the batter into a cake pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and lined with baking paper.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180˚C for 1 hour or until a wooden skewer, inserted near the center, comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to stand for 5 minutes before removing from the cake pan and then leave the cake to cool completely.
  9. Gently heat the Rhodes Seville Orange Marmalade in a small saucepan until it is warm and more runny in consistency.
  10. Use a pastry brush to brush the Rhodes Seville Orange Marmalade over the top of the cake.
  11. Sprinkle the toasted almond flakes over the marmalade.
  12. Place the icing sugar in a bowl and add enough warm water to stir it into a smooth thick glaze.
  13. Use the back of a spoon to drizzle the icing sugar glaze over the almonds.
  14. Serve with lightly whipped cream.

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