Polenta Cake

Being an Indian, my knowledge about Polenta and the numerous things that it can be made into, is limited to the extent that i could write it on the back of a stamp πŸ˜‰

Then one day i came across Linda’s superbly awesome post of a Polenta cake at La Petite Paniere.………….and i knew i wanted to make it πŸ™‚

Go check out her lovely blog!! Click here for her blog link.

This cake is Linda’s recipeΒ Β πŸ™‚ I only made 2 changes –

1. baked it in a square tin. πŸ˜‰

2. i used maize flour instead of cooked polenta. πŸ™‚

polenta cake

Before i began with the cake, i went to the Almighty Lord ,Google, Β for all information about polenta πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

The Lord’s assistant, Wikipedia, gave me lot of valuable knowledge about this marvelous polenta. πŸ˜€

So, to cut a long story short, I simply followed Linda’s recipe, except the cooked polenta, i used maize flour (macchai ka atta) πŸ˜€ I even made the candied lemon slices πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

polenta cake

I am copy- pasting the recipe from Linda’s blog. For more tips, scroll up and click on her blog link πŸ™‚

Here is Linda’s recipe :


180g precooked Polenta ( I used maize flour)

100g of soft butter

2 big eggs

150g of white granulated sugar

100g of powdered almond (for me)

11g of baking powder (individual bags for me)

Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon

Icing sugar

2 candied lemon slices


  1. Grease and flour a round baking cake panΒ (20 centimeters for me) and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170C degrees.
  3. In a large bowl add the soft butter and the sugar.
  4. Whisk until it becomes creamy and light.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to mix.
  6. Add the precooked Polenta, the powdered almond and the baking powder.
  7. Continue to mix.
  8. Finally add the zest of 1 lemon and the juice of 1 lemon and mix.
  9. Transfer into the baking cake and spread the all surface with a spatula.
  10. Bake for 40/45 minutes depending the oven or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cook for 30 minutes.
  12. Transfer the cake into a serving dish, dust the top with the icing sugar and decorate with candied lemon slices and long stripes of lemon zest.

polenta cake

polenta cake

Thank you Linda for a delicious recipe. You are a wonderful cook and a photographer ❀

Taking this gorgeous recipe and the cake over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday party !! She name her blog The Novice gardenerΒ but she is far from novice in her cooking and photography πŸ™‚ Talented co -hosts SuzzaneΒ and SueΒ .

I am glad to be in the company of such talented cooks. πŸ™‚

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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23 Responses to Polenta Cake

  1. Jhuls says:

    Good thing Google is now everyone’s BFF. πŸ˜€ This cake looks yummy. Will be glad if you could hand me two slices, please? And an additional cup of tea would be great, too. πŸ˜€

  2. Sue says:

    I will have one giant slice please! Thank you for bringing this lovely cake to the party, the taste and texture of polenta in a cake is really magical. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Wow, Andy your Polenta Cake is gorgeous and I love the square shape, thank you so much for sharing and tried the recipe and I’m so glad you liked the cake. Thank you very much for kind comment too. Happy Fiesta Friday ❀

  5. skd says:

    You nailed it just so well πŸ™‚

  6. I remember Linda’s cake – I do not use polenta enough but in a cake – yum! I love Google too – I do not know what any of us would do without it. As a librarian the material available just amazes me πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve never tried polenta cake before, but this looks really yummy!

  8. How creative! I love polenta, but never thought to put it into cake. Don’t know why, we do in cornbread? Beautiful job!

  9. polianthus says:

    hi andy, all hail the mighty lord google πŸ™‚ what did we do without it? lovely pictures, and GREAT writing, really good post, food and writing combined into a delicious offering, congrats!

  10. Sophie33 says:

    MMMMM,…Your polenta cake looks so delicious & fantastic too, Andy! very yum yum!

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