Orange & Lemon Polenta Cake

By The Nosh Team -Posted on 11th Sep 2015  
1704 orange and lemon polenta cake main

Recipe info

Cost: 38p / person

Serves: 12

Ease: 3/5

Prep Time: 15 Mins

Cook Time: 35 Mins


  • 200g softened butter, measure using packet
  • 3/4 mug/200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 mugs/180g ground almonds
  • 3⁄4 mug/120g fine polenta
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons GF baking powder
  • zest of an orange and a lemon
  • juice of an orange and lemon
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • lemon curd for filling
  • 1 orange to decorate (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C fan oven/180˚C/gas 5. Grease and line 2 x 18cm cake tins.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating in as you go.
  3. Add the rest of the cake ingredients and gently fold in.
  4. Divide between the cake tins and smooth out. Place in the oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool. Sandwich the cakes together with the lemon curd. Mix the juices and sugar together and carefully spread over the top of the cake.

add your comment or request a recipe:

  • The Nosh Team - I am not sure on this one as it is so much a part of the recipe, you could experiment with adding more polenta instead of the almonds? I think there may be a polenta cake in our NOSH GLUTEN-FREE BAKING book though, so maybe check that out for some inspiration too. Thanks for the question Minka
    27 Jan 2019
  • Minka - Hi, we have multiple allergies in our family, so I need to cook but free as well as gluten free. Is there something I could substitute for the ground almonds and would I need to alter the amount?
    27 Jan 2019
  • The Nosh Team - GF stands for Gluten-Free Stephanie, we write a lot of GF recipes on here, Polenta is a substitute for flour in this case, try it out :-)
    09 Nov 2017
  • Stephanie Hawkins - What's GF???!! (It's in the orange and lemon polenta cake recipe) Thanks Steph
    06 Apr 2017

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