Lemon Polenta Cake

As I have an abundance of lemons and eggs I've been on the lookout for recipes.  That's when I found this Lemon Polenta Cake on the Wheel & Barrow site.  They actually have some good recipes which I'll be having a closer look at soon.  

The mixture is huge and it makes a very large cake.  You only need a small piece.  Only problem is that it's truly delicious so that makes it tricky. 

I've always wanted to try polenta cakes and now I have.  Another great cake recipe I'll be adding to our list of favourites.

Lemon Polenta Cake.


Ingredients
400g butter, cubed and softened
300g caster sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
400g almond meal
250g polenta
10g baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
Zest and juice of 1 orange

Topping
1-2 tablespoons icing sugar

Preheat oven to 170°C.  Grease and line a round cake tin.

Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time making sure to beat well after each addition.

Fold in the almond meal, polenta and baking powder together with the vanilla essence, zest and juice of lemons and orange.  Fold in bits at a time alternating between the dry and wet ingredients.  

It is a very large mix so this does take a little while and needs a little muscle power to keep folding.

Once completely combined spoon into prepared tin.



Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.  Turn the oven down to 160°C and bake for a further 40 minutes.  You may need to cover with foil after the first 40 minutes if browning too quickly.  I covered mine with foil. 



Once the cake has cooled dust with sifted icing sugar.




Then you need to slice a large piece for testing.



As it is quite a large cake I ended up freezing half of ours for another day.

A delicious, moist cake which is a little different.


 

2 comments

  1. Your lovely blog, with all the delicious food and recipes you post, makes me hungry just reading it, Kylie. I have never made a polenta cake before, looks yum! Meg:)

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    1. I've been wanting to make one for a long time as I really like polenta. Good if you're gluten free too.

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