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Olive Oil Polenta Cake

Olive Oil Polenta Cakes With Pink Grapefruit Drizzle

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Made with extra virgin olive oil, this cake has a moist texture and tastes amazing!

  • Makes : 24 |
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  • Prep Time : 30 mins |
  • Cook Time : 30 mins
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Polenta Cake

3 large eggs
160 g brown sugar
⅓ C (80 ml) good quality extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons, zest and juice
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
190 g instant polenta
75 g ground almonds
½ tsp (5 ml) salt
1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) baking powder

Grapefruit Drizzle

200 g icing sugar
3-4 Tbsp (45-60 ml) grapefruit juice
50 g flaked almonds, toasted

Polenta Cake

Preheat the oven to 150 °C and oil 24 mini bundt tins.

Whisk the eggs and sugar until light and creamy.

Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, continuing to whisk until all the oil has been combined. Whisk in the lemon zest and vanilla.

In another bowl, stir together the polenta, ground almonds, baking powder and salt.

Sieve this mixture over the egg mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the lemon juice, folding it in until just combined.

Pour the mixture into the oiled cake tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes then turn out to cool completely on a wire rack.

Grapefruit Drizzle

Sieve the icing sugar and add the grapefruit juice slowly until you have a honey-like consistency. Drizzle over the cake, top with toasted almonds and serve.