Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lemon Polenta Cake

And finally, here's the recipe of the winner cake of the Great DDH Bake Off 2012. Enjoy!!

See the delicious polenta cake
at the bottom right of the picture


For the cake

  • 200 grams unsalted butter (or goats butter if you are Elena or equivalent)
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 200 grams ground almonds
  • 100 grams polenta
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 medium lemon(s) (zest - save juice for syrup)

For the lemon syrup

  • 2 lemons (juice)
  • 120 grams of sugar (icing or caster)


  1. First of all, preheat the oven 180°C (fan)
  2. Prepare a cake tin with baking paper and grease its sides with some butter
  3. Melt the butter and mix it with the sugar in a bowl. You can use a wooden spoon for this.
  4. Add the baking powder, the polenta and the almonds and keep mixing. Finally, add the 3 eggs and the lemons zest and mix again.
  5. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes
  6. In the meantime, you can make the lemon syrup by boiling the lemon juice of two lemons and the sugar in a small saucepan.
  7. Once the sugar is dissolved into the juice, the syrup is ready.
  8. When the cake is done, prick the top of the cake all over with a toothpick and pour the warm syrup over it. Leave to cool before taking it out from the cake tin.
  9. Share, eat and enjoy!


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