2 oranges

140g organic butter

3 free-range eggs

½ cup rice malt syrup

200g almond meal

175g polenta

2 tbsp. poppy seeds

1 tsp. gluten free baking powder

Drizzle:2 tbsp. rice malt syrup & the juice of one orange


Line a 23cm cake tin. and set aside. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºc.

Rinse the oranges 2and place in a saucepan of cold water, bringing to the boil. Drain and pour over more cold water and bring back up to simmer for about an hour or until they’re really soft. Keep an eye on them and add more water if needed. Drain the water once the oranges are soft and allow them to cool a little before halving them, removing the pips and blitz to a puree in a food processor.

Add the remaining cake ingredients and continue to process until a loose batter forms. Scrape into your prepared tin & bake for approx. 40-50 minutes or until golden and the cake is just shrinking away from the sides.

While it’s cooking, you can mix together the rice malt syrup and the orange juice to make the drizzle. When the cake is cooked, allow it to cool a little before spooning over the drizzle and leaving to completely cool.

Serve with a little natural yogurt or a vanilla bean cream (chilled coconut cream, scraping of vanilla bean and 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup whipped together).

*(I have used mini rectangular cake tins here, purely because I found the cake tin and thought it was a pretty cute and easy way to share).

Enjoy Shaz – rawfordaze

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