The base of the cake is butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg yolks all together. Stir in freshly squeezed orange juice and finely ground nuts - the recipe calls for almonds but I only had walnuts on hand. Alternate between mixing in whipped egg whites and the dry ingredients -- flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and some corn starch.
Bake for about 30 minutes and serve!
This was delicious. It's sweet and soft and has a nice little crunch from the nuts. I loved it, Matt loved it, and my coworkers loved it.
Best of all, I had all the ingredients!
Total Cost of Torta di Polenta Gialla: Free!