This may be my new favorite lemon dessert ever! Crumbly, moist and extremely lemony, this is perfect Mother’s day cake to treat your mum well!
Lemon and polenta as a flavor and texture combo have become very popular over the past months.
Polenta is actually cornmeal and once cooked to a smooth consistency or fried, it is then polenta. The polenta adds a beautiful yellow color to the cake as well as a pleasing “gritty” texture; that may sound unusual but in fact, it is truly delicious.
What is a better way to say Happy Mother Day than with cake? My mum loves lemon in everything; be it cakes, pies or fishy dishes. Also, when I think of springtime, fluffy bunnies with Easter eggs pop into my head as well as lemons! The flavor is so versatile, it can really go with anything! (But definitely not chocolate, yuck!)
This loaf is seriously easy to make. Cream together the butter and sugar until very fluffy and add the eggy milk mixture.
If you think the mixture is going to curdle, add some the of the flour and polenta mix, this will hopefully bring the mixture back to being fluffy. Fold in the dry ingredients and add some hot water. This will loosen the batter making it easier to handle. Simply pour into your greased and lined a 450g loaf tin and bake!
I told you it was easy!
Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack. This cake is delicious just plain and warm from the oven. I topped my cake with some sugared lemon slices, the recipe will come soon!
If you make my Lemon Polenta Loaf Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
75g Butter, at room temperature For the lemon icing 50g Icing sugar Try out our Lemon Polenta Loaf recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How do you make Lemon Polenta Loaf
75g Caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 Egg plus milk to make 75g of eggy milk
50g Self raising flour
50g Polenta or cornmeal
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
30ml Hot water
Lemon juice, water or milk
Lemon zest in sugar, to decorate.
75g Butter, at room temperature
For the lemon icing
50g Icing sugar
Try out our Lemon Polenta Loaf recipe and post your results below in the comments…