Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place polenta or yellow cornmeal in a bowl and pour over just enough boiling water to cover it, about 1/2 cup. Stir well, then cover the bowl and let it stand for about 20 minutes, or until polenta has absorbed all the excess moisture.
  • Line the base of a 8-1/2 inch round springform pan with a greased parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Break the chocolate into squares and melt it in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (water bath).
  • Whisk the egg yolks with sugar in another bowl, until thick and pale. Beat in the melted chocolate, then fold in polenta, ground almonds, flour and orange rind.
  • In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Stir 1 tbsp. of the stiff egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the rest. Fold in the cherries.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and bake at 375F for 45-55 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack. Remove from pan and dust with powdered sugar. Serve with coffee or tea.

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    " It was excellent "
    grumpymomma ate it and said...
    Very intersteading.
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    What a unique cake idea, Juels! Come on, just write a cookbook for us...I'll be the first to order 20 copies for friends and family!! I just love your posts - they are always sure to be interesting and different!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    omg juesl this sounds really heavenly sure is different but i like it

    thank you

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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    I like all the combinations, sounds wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Juels, this cake sounds terrific! I haven't tried using polenta in a cake recipe so this should be fun to try to make. Thanks so much for another great recipe.
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    I love polenta! I've never had it as a dessert! This is a great idea for a recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    WOW... words escape me ... great post...555555

    I am printing this out RIGHT NOW....
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    " It was excellent "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    Nice one Juels, I love Polenta Cakes and Torts. This one has Marachino Cherries in it YUMMY!
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  • jett2whit 5 years ago
    I've never had polenta before....very interesting recipe. I'll have to try this!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great post wonderful recipe the cake looks sooo rich yummie thanks
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  • knoxcop 5 years ago
    Hey Juels :o) This sounds absolutely wonderful! It's so different from the norm. Hey, I have all the stuff to make this with--it's on my "to do" list. Straight to the saves!--Kn0x--
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    This Sounds Really Good. Never Used Polenta In A 'Sweet' Type Of Desert Before. I Like The Combination Of The Chocolate/Orange/Cherry In This.
    Thnx For Sharing,
    Steff
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    " It was excellent "
    quaziefly ate it and said...
    I absolutley love this. It is so different. High Five my freind!
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