Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Lemon polenta cake

200 g butter, softened
200 g caster sugar
3 eggs
100 g polenta
200 g ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
2 lemons (grate the crust, juice save for the topping)

Lemon juice
125 g sugar

Heat the oven to 160C. Butter and base line a 23cm springform tin. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and beat between each addition. Add polenta, ground almonds and baking powder. Mix in the lemon zest and juice.
Bake for about 40 minutes until the cake is golden.
Make the topping by warming the lemon juice with the sugar until the sugar has melted. Serve the cake warm cut in slices with a drizzle of lemon topping.

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