Simple Orange & Lemon Polenta Cake (GF)

Polenta cake is a personal favourite of mine. You wouldn’t know it is naturally gluten free so it’s perfect for those with allergens. The orange and lemon juice adds a fresh flavour that tastes brilliant served hot or cold with cream or custard, and reminds me of autumn so is perfect for this time of year.

Simple Orange & Lemon Polenta Cake (GF)

Difficulty: Easy
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This recipe makes approximately 10 servings.You will need a cake tin greased and lined with baking parchment.


  • 200g unsalted butter, softened

  • 100g Demerara sugar

  • 80g fine white caster sugar

  • 3 eggS

  • 1tsp Vanilla essence

  • 1tsp Almond essence

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 125g ground almonds

  • 110g Polenta

  • Juice of 2 oranges

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one by one, then add the vanilla and almond essence.
  • Fold the ground almonds, polenta, baking powder and orange and lemon juice Into the batter, and mix till thoroughly combined.
  • pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40-50 minutes, until springy to touch and a skewer come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing to serve. Enjoy!


  • Additionally you can drizzle over an orange syrup to serve, made by simmering 100g caster sugar with 200ml fresh orange juice over a medium heat for about 10 minutes stirring constantly. Delicious!

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Lydia Brayshaw