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Blood Orange Polenta Cake [vegan] [gluten free] © The Flexitarian - Annabelle Randles

Blood Orange Polenta Cake [vegan]

Make the best of blood orange season with this delicious vegan gluten-free cake. So moreish!
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Vegan Desserts
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 563 kcal


  • 3 mixing bowls
  • 1 x 23cm / 9 inch non-stick spring form cake pan
  • Food Processor
  • grater / zester


  • 225 g dairy free butter
  • 275 g caster sugar
  • 225 g ground almonds
  • 125 g polenta
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 chia eggs - 2 Tbsp ground chia seeds + 6 Tbsp of water
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Prepare the chia eggs by mixing ground chia seeds and water in a bowl. Set aside for 10 mins or so.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • Grease a 23cm / 9 inches non-stick spring form cake pan with dairy free butter. Line the bottom of cake pan with greaseproof paper.
  • Mix the butter and sugar together in a food processor until well blended and whipped.
  • In a separate bowl prepare the dry ingredients by mixing together ground almonds, polenta, salt, ginger, baking powder and arrowroot powder.
  • Grate the blood oranges' zest on a plate and juice them in a separate bowl.
  • Beat half of the chia eggs in the butter mixture, follow by half of the dry ingredients. Repeat with the remainder chia eggs and dry ingredients.
  • Add the blood orange juice and zest.
  • Put the food processor on its highest speed and beat vigorously for 3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and even out so that to have a flat surface.
  • Bake for 30-40 mins. Cake is ready when a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in its tin.


Serving: 200gCalories: 563kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 7gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 4gSodium: 440mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 4gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blood orange, cake, orange, polenta
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