A friend of mine baked this cake and it was the best polenta cake I ever tasted. I begged and begged for the recipe and finally she gave it up.

you will need:

1 cup salted butter, soft

½ cup sugar

3 large eggs z

est of 2 lemons

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups almond flour

¾ cup fine polenta

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ cup honey

juice of 2 lemons

  1. Preheat oven to 360°F.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs, 1 at a time.
  4. Stir in the lemon zest and vanilla.
  5. Add almond flour, polenta, and baking powder, and mix well.
  6. Spoon into a round buttered 9” baking tin.
  7. Bake for about 1 hour, or until set and golden.
  8. Remove and let cool.
  9. In a small saucepan, heat up honey and lemon juice.
  10. Use a toothpick and make small holes all over the cake.
  11. Pour the hot syrup onto the cake and let it soak until cool.
  12. Serve and enjoy.

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Photography by Linda Pugliese

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