Lemon, polenta & almond cake

Lemon, polenta & almond cake

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From
Mr & Mrs Wilkinson's How it is at Home
Makes
1 cake
Photographer
Patricia Niven

MRS: This is a fab cake which holds together well for the lunchbox but can also be pre ied up for a dessert. To make it gluten-free, simply replace the regular baking powder with the gluten-free variety.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
100g polenta
zest and juice of 1 lemon
200g unsalted butter, at room temperature
120g raw (demerara) sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
3 free-range eggs
150g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt flakes

Method

  1. Add the polenta to a small bowl with the lemon juice and 3 tablespoons warm water, mix together and leave to soak for 30 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20 cm round cake tin.

    In a separate bowl, beat the butter, sugar and honey together until creamy. Add the vanilla paste and lemon zest and mix together well, then add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each, until well combined. Stir in the ground almonds, baking powder, salt and polenta mixture and mix well to form a batter.

    Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 50 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. (The cake will brown quickly, so keep an eye that it doesn’t burn and cover it with foil if needed.) Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the cake tin, then slice and serve with yoghurt and berries or keep it in an airtight container for up to 5 days for adding to lunchboxes.
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