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Torta Di Polenta

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Category: Cakes, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------CAKE------------------------------------
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 3 tb Margarine, softened
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c Yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 c Low-fat buttermilk
  • Vegetable cooking spray


3/4 c Frozen blackberries, divided
3/4 c Frozen raspberries, divided
1/4 c Water
1 tb Sugar
1/4 c Unsweetened orange juice
2 ts Cornstarch
2 tb Chambord (raspberry liqueur)

For the Cake:

1. Cream sugar, margarine and egg yolks together at medium speed of
an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; beat at low
speed until blended.

2. Combine cornmeal and next 5 ingredients. With mixer on low speed,
add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and
ending with cornmeal. Pout into a 9" round cakepan coated with
cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until wood pick inserted
comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool on
rack. Serve with Two-Berry Sauce.

For the Sauce:

1. Position knife blade in food processor; add half of the berries,
water, and orange juice. Process 1 minute or until smooth.

2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan, stirring well.
Gradually add berry puree, stirring with a wire whisk until blended.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, cook 1 minute or until thickened.
Add remaining berries and Chambord; heat thoroughly. Yields: 1 1/4 c.

Serving information:

Cake: 257 calories; fat 6.1 gm; sodium 239 mg
Sauce: 16 calories; fat .1 gm; sodium 0 mg

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