Food – Lemon Almond Polenta Cake


The world is changing and a lot of people are not eating Gluten in their day to day to life. This is a gluten free cake that everyone can enjoy. I have to be honest that is one of my favourite cakes as it is moist and has a slightly grainy texture. It is amazing – try it out


  • 450g Butter (softened)
  • 450g Castor Sugar
  • 450g Ground Almonds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 6 Eggs
  • Zest of 4 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 225g Polenta
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Beat butter and sugar together until pale and light.
  2. Add vanilla and beat well.
  3. Add ground almonds and stir well.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  5. Fold in lemon zest, lemon juice, polenta and baking powder.
  6. Butter and flour a 30cm tin.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake at 60 degrees for an hour or until cooked through.

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A romantic through and through, I see beauty in everyday things and love to draw inspiration from everything I am surrounded by. I live in JHB but travel to Cape Town often. Comfortable in both urban and outdoor environments - I take a natural, fun spontaneous approach to capturing life events.