Blueberry Polenta Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Polenta Upside Down Cake

Easy Blueberry Polenta Cake is a lovely alternative to the traditional dessert. The polenta gives it a nutty taste and is lighter than you would expect.

Blueberry Polenta Upside Down Cake

August 14, 2017
: 6-8 servings


  • Vegetable oil for greasing pan
  • ¼ cup + ¾ cup sugar, divided
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • Finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup olive oil (not extra virgin) or sunflower oil
  • ½ cup regular or instant polenta
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Step 1 Heat oven to 350 F
  • Step 2 Grease and line base and sides of a 9-inch square or round cake pan with baking parchment and then grease the parchment. Sprinkle the ¼ cup of sugar over the base of the pan and cover evenly with blueberries.
  • Step 3 In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, ¾ cup of sugar and orange zest. Whisk until pale and thick. Add orange juice and oil. Whisk until blended.
  • Step 4 In a separate bowl, whisk together polenta, flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Whisk until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Step 5 Bake for 45 – 55 minutes until golden brown and springy to touch. A toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for about 5 minutes. Carefully invert cake onto a serving plate, and slowly peel off parchment paper. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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