Orange and Hazelnut Polenta Cake - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Orange and Hazelnut Polenta Cake

Recipe by Mary Anderson


250g sugar

3 eggs

250g hazelnuts

20g instant polenta

½ teaspoon TM gluten-free baking powder

2 tablespoons orange juice

Zest of 1 orange

Zest and juice of ½ lemon


Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin. Preheat oven to 160°C.

If you do not have instant polenta you can make it now in the Thermomix:

Mill polenta for 10 seconds on speed 9. Transfer to a dish and set aside.

Grind hazelnuts for 20 seconds on speed 8. Transfer into dish with the polenta and set aside.

Place sugar and peels of lemon and orange into TM bowl and pulverise for 20 seconds on speed


Place eggs, baking powder, orange and lemon juice into TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds on

speed 7.

Through the hole in the lid, add the ground hazelnuts and polenta and continue to mix for 20

seconds on speed 6.

Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake in pre-heated oven for 45 minutes or until the top has a

firm crust and the inside is moist, but not wet, when tested with a skewer. Cool in the tin before


General Tip:

Almonds can be used instead of hazelnuts if desired.


  1. avatar Gaelia Hunt Says:

    Just a question. 20g polenta is not much? Is that all it has in it?

  2. avatar Steph Says:

    Yes it doesn’t sound right but I think it is right.. will make this wehn I return from Dubai and give a review by the end of the month!

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