Wednesday, 30 May 2012

refreshing lemon polenta cake to welcome summers !!!

Finally summer's here!!!After a long wait we are finally enjoying sunshine and it feels great !!!
So its time for juices and refreshing drinks... its time for salads and sushis...its time for everything light and refreshing so here comes my lemon polenta cake !! I have been thinking of trying polenta for a when I came across this amazing gluten free cake I gave it a shot !!!


150 gm ground almonds
65 gm polenta
150 gm sugar
130 gm butter
2 Eggs
3/4 tsp baking powder
Lemon zest from 1 Lemon
1tsp Lemon juice

Lemon syrup/glaze

Icing  sugar- 1/2 cup
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp of lemon juice


Cream together  butter and  sugar till light and fluffy.Add the eggs and beat well.
Fold in the almond flour followed by polenta and baking powder. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix well to combine.
Transfer the batter into a greased pan and bake in a preheated  oven  at 180C for 40 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.
Place the sugar into a mixing bowl and gradually add the lemon juice, whisking continuously till you have a pourable consistency. It shouldn't be too thick.
Place the cake  on a cooling rack and once a little cooled prick it using a toothpick and pour the lemon sugar glaze.Let it sit for five minutes and then wait no further..just slice and eat !!!!
Its so moist,soft and refreshing ...simply delicious !!!


  1. Hi charu, can i replace polenta with Suji incase its not available here in India?

    1. yeah didi i think u can try with suji coz it tastes quite similar to suji...!!

  2. This looks superb,nice presentation.

  3. Looks so good

  4. cake looks really awesome. nice one dear

  5. Cake looks super moist and yummy.

  6. Looks so yummy and crumbly...nice!