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Orange Polenta Cake

Orange Polenta Cake
with Núñez de Prado Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ingredients (serves 6)

1/2 tablespoon orange zest
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 oranges
1 cup milk
1/3 cup DHC Núñez de Prado Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 egg, beaten
Butter to grease pan

Dry ingredients
1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 300°.

Heat sugar, orange juice and orange zest until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes; reserve syrup.

Peel oranges and remove all pith. Separate orange segments and reserve. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients; reserve.

Whisk together remaining liquid ingredients.

Stir liquid mixture into dry ingredients until just blended. Pour into a buttered 6-cup round or square cake pan. Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 30 minutes.

Reheat orange syrup. A bit at a time, spoon syrup over warm cake, letting syrup absorb into cake before adding more. Cool cake on a rack. To serve, garnish each piece with some of the reserved orange segments.

Orange Polenta Cake

Núñez de Prado Extra Virgin Olive Oil