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Lemon and lavender polenta cake

This is a great recipe to have to hand if you have any wheat-free friends – the polenta is crunchy and makes a really moist, yellow cake – pouring over the fresh lemon icing whilst the cake is warm ensures that there is plenty of lemony zing. A sprinkling of lavender adds a soothing, fragrant taste – don’t be tempted to add too much or it can turn out quite medicinal in taste!

 

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A great way to ensure your fridge always smells wonderful with a little help from lovely lavender and baking soda

 

 

lavender mixed with baking soda

 

Read how to do it here

http://www.gardenista.com/posts/the-only-two-secret-ingredients-you-need-to-make-a-refrigerator-smell-fresh

Lemon and lavender polenta cake

Serves 10

  • 250g unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g polenta
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • zest of two large lemons
  • juice of one lemon

Icing

  • juice of two lemons
  • 200g icing sugar
  • dessert spoon of fresh lavender

Line the base of a 20cm Cake tin with silicon or greaseproof paper and wipe sides with a little oil.

Oven 180 ºc

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Whisk the eggs in a bowl and slowly add to the mixture.

Mix in all other ingredients except the icing ingredients.

Pour the cake mixture into the tin.

Bake for approx. 30 mins until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Make the icing by mixing the lemon juice and icing sugar until you have a thick paste. Add more icing sugar if it is too runny.

Whilst warm, prick the cake making several holes with a skewer. Pour over icing and sprinkle with lavender . Allow to cool completely before removing from the tin.

Serve with a lovely dollop of greek yoghurt or crème fraiche.

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2 comments on “Lemon and lavender polenta cake

Pauline Gregory

30 Nov 2015

Lemon and Lavender Polenta cake, simply delicious, and so say all who sampled it, keep sending the recipes thank you very much !!!

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    sallyball

    03 Jan 2016

    Thank you – so delighted you loved it!

    Reply

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