White Wine & Olive Oil Polenta Cake With Lavender Syrup Recipe

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White Wine & Olive Oil Polenta Cake With Lavender Syrup
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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine (i used left over chardonnay)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup polenta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp lavender flowers (crushed-may use lemon zest instead if lavender not available)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare an 8” cake pan for baking by cutting a parchment circle for the bottom. Next spray the inside of the pan with cooking spray, add the circle and spray the top of the circle so that all parts that the cake will touch are covered with a thin layer of cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, 1 cup sugar, and wine until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, polenta, baking powder, salt, lemon zest and rosemary until well combined. Pour in the liquid mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. While the cake is cooking, make the lavender syrup. Heat the sugar and the water together in a small saucepan. Let this come to a low boil with a minimum of stirring and cook for about 5 minutes until it thickens slightly. Set aside.
  6. Cool in pan 20 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake; place a cake plate on the top of the cake pan. Holding both securely, turn both over at once so that the cake is now lying on the cake plate on your counter. Remove the pan and the parchment paper.
  7. Take a toothpick and poke little holes all over the top of your cake. Slowly pour the syrup all over the top so that it seeps into the cake. Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 442.53 Kcal (1853 kJ)
Calories from fat 191 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.22g 33%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 432.88mg 18%
Potassium 260.46mg 6%
Total Carbs 55.42g 18%
Sugars 26.85g 107%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Protein 5.46g 11%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 102.2mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 269.29 Kcal (1127 kJ)
Calories from fat 116.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.91g 33%
Cholesterol 37.73mg 21%
Sodium 263.42mg 18%
Potassium 158.49mg 6%
Total Carbs 33.72g 18%
Sugars 16.34g 107%
Dietary Fiber 1.04g 7%
Protein 3.32g 11%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 13%
Iron 0.5mg 5%
Calcium 62.2mg 10%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.3
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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