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Lemon Polenta Cake with Strawberry Sauce

March 13, 2011

Lemon Polenta Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Lemon Polenta Cake with Strawberry Sauce

In keeping with my promise to myself I have found yet another way to incorporate cornmeal into my baking.  Cake!  Yes, that’s right, cake.  Lemon Polenta cake.  Oh, how delicious it is, with its soft and crumbly texture.  The cake has a slight gritty texture.  The strawberry sauce is not overly sweet, although it could be.  It really brings out the flavor of the lemon within the cake.  This cake is very simple to make, it is a basic one bowl method.  The one bowl method simply means you use one bowl.  This method creates a very moist, dense cake and in this case with a fine gritty texture.  This cake is delicious and very fun and easy.


1 1/4 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup olive oil

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

To Prepare the cake

Preheat the oven to 350F.   Butter an 8 inch round cake pan; line the bottom with parchment paper and butter the paper, set aside

Combine the flour, sugar, cornmeal and baking soda in a bowl and whisk together the ingredients.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.  Combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs and zest in a separate bowl and whisk together.
Add the wet ingredients to the well and stir until moist.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.  Cool completely on the wire rack.

For the Strawberry Sauce

5 strawberries, washed and hulled

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

To prepare

Place the strawberries in a 2 cup measuring cup along with the sugar and lemon juice, using a hand blender puree the strawberries until smooth.

Lemon Polenta Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Lemon Polenta Cake with Strawberry Sauce

The flavors are so simple and the taste is scrumptious, you’ll love this cake.  Don’t believe me?  Try it!

From our kitchen to yours,

Sydney Jones


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Lemon Pound Cake ~ One Perfect Bite


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