Chocolate and Orange Polenta Cake
Recipe Type: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1¾ cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • zest of t=2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 Perugina dark chocolate hazelnut truffles
  • 1.25 oz Perugina orange chocolate bar, plus more for sprinkling
  1. Lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl. mix together the polenta, almond flour, baking powder, salt, and clvoes. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the oil and sugar and beat until light. Beat in each egg, one at a time, mixing well between each egg. Mix in the zest and extract.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until combined. Chop the truffles and the chocolate bar. Fold into the batter. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35 - 40 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. Top with fresh whipped cream and more chocolate orange shavings
Recipe by Honest Cooking at