Almond and Lemon Polenta Cake Recipe

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Almond and Lemon Polenta Cake
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  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl and using an electric hand whisk or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the ground almonds and combine.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Next, add the lemon juice and zest, polenta, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a 9in round cake tin (not loose bottomed, 2in deep, lightly buttered and lined with baking parchment) and level out with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake on the centre shelf of the oven for 1 hour 10 mins or until the cake is firm to the touch and a metal skewer comes out clean.If the cake appears to be browning too much towards the end of the cooking time, cover the top loosely with aluminium foil.
  7. When the cake is nearly ready, make a syrup by gently heating the lemon juice, zest and the sugar until the sugar has dissolved, then bubble the mixture for a couple of minutes until slightly syrupy.
  8. When the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven and drizzle two-thirds of the warm syrup over the top of the cake while it is still in the tin.
  9. Leave the cake to cool before turning out and slicing.
  10. Serve drizzled with a little of the extra syrup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 367.8 Kcal (1540 kJ)
Calories from fat 240.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.67g 41%
Cholesterol 87.14mg 29%
Sodium 39.59mg 2%
Potassium 238.01mg 5%
Total Carbs 30.89g 10%
Sugars 23.01g 92%
Dietary Fiber 3.12g 12%
Protein 6.38g 13%
Vitamin C 16.7mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 87.1mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 311.67 Kcal (1305 kJ)
Calories from fat 203.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.6g 41%
Cholesterol 73.84mg 29%
Sodium 33.54mg 2%
Potassium 201.69mg 5%
Total Carbs 26.17g 10%
Sugars 19.5g 92%
Dietary Fiber 2.65g 12%
Protein 5.41g 13%
Vitamin C 14.1mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 13%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 73.8mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

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