Chocolate Orange Polenta Cake

Amazingly sweet chocolate orange polenta cake that tastes incredibly indulgent but actually only contains the most natural, wholesome ingredients!

Amazingly sweet treat that tastes incredibly indulgent but actually only contains the most natural, wholesome ingredients that won't leave you feeling sluggish!

Chocolate Orange & Polenta Cake - Nourishing Amelia for Merchant Gourmet

Serves 8 – Time 1 Hour

Ingredients

  • 230g Merchant Gourmet Dried Polenta
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 50g buckwheat flour
  • 4 tsp arrowroot flour
  • 5 tbsp cacao powder
  • Zest + Juice 2 oranges
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 8 tbsp water
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 180ml maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil + extra for greasing
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
For the orange glaze
  • Juice + Zest 1 orange
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Method

1.Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees celsius

2.Add the chia seeds to a small bowl or mug and combine with the water. Set aside for 10 minutes until a gel forms

3.Heat the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a pan until it melts

4.In a large mixing bowl, combine all the cake ingredients (including the thickened chia seed mixture and melted coconut oil). Stir until really well combined

5.Grease a 18cm cake tin with coconut oil then spoon in the cake mixture

6.Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until you can poke a knife through the middle and it comes out clean

7.Leave the cake to cool for 30 minutes

8.To make the glaze, simply add the ingredients to a saucepan and heat on a low-medium temperature until everything is smooth and a kind of syrup forms

Recipe: Chocolate Orange & Polenta Cake - Nourishing Amelia for Merchant Gourmet


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