ORANGE POLENTA SPICE CAKE WITH A SPRINGTIME HONEY GLAZE


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This is a moist, and wonderfully flavorful cake with delightful hints of orange, ginger and clove. It's perfect served warm, topped with the honey glaze, or with fresh fruit and whipped cream. This is a Gluten-Free cake that is so good, it almost melts in your mouth!

Ingredients:

For The Cake -

1 cup Fine Ground polenta (or Fine Ground cornmeal)

3 cups Fine Ground almond flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp Ginger Root Powder

1 tsp True Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Clove Powder

1/2 tsp salt

Zest from one orange

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sour cream

3 eggs, room temperature

2/3 cup orange juice


For The Glaze - Heat the following ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until fully blended and hot (do not boil):

1/2 cup Orange Juice

4 Tblspns Springtime Honey

1/2 tsp Orange Extract

1/2 tsp Ginger Root Powder

1/8 tsp Clove powder


Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray. With a hand-held mixer, blend together the butter, sugar, orange zest, and orange extract. Mix well, until it is a pale yellow color. Fold in the orange juice, and then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg is added. In a separate bowl, combine the polenta, almond flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add the dry ingredients mixture to the butter mixture, in 3 separate batches, mixing after each addition. Pour the combined batter in the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Poke a few holes into the top of the warm cake and pour the warmed glaze over the top of the cake.


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