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.


Photography by Linda Pugliese

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