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recipe image Chocolate Orange and Polenta Cake
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  • fruit
  • chocolate
  • cake

Chocolate Orange and Polenta Cake

There’s no better way to finish a family dinner than with this decadent and indulgent Chocolate Orange and Polenta Cake, which is drizzled with orange syrup – and dairy-free. Best way to serve? Warm with a generous dollop of rich vanilla ice cream.

  • Preparation time15 minutes
  • Cooking time1 hour 15 minutes
  • Servings12 portions
  • Difficulty


  • 250 g Flora Dairy Free
  • 250 g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 150 g polenta
  • 150 g plain flour, sieved together with
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 oranges, grated rind plus
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • 100 g golden caster sugar

Nutritional Guidelines
(per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C, 140°C fan, Gas mark 3.
  2. Place all cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly until well combined.
  3. Spoon into a greased and bottom lined 23cm round cake tin and bake in preheated oven for 1-1/4 hours until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to stand in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out and cooling on a wire rack.
  4. Whilst the cake is cooking, make the orange syrup by heating together the orange juice and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Drizzle the orange syrup over the top of the cake.
  6. Delicious served warm with a good quality vanilla ice cream.