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Using polenta instead of flour gives this cake a delicious moist texture and it tastes amazing! It’s also gluten free so great for those who can’t have gluten but just love cake! Like trying something new? Give this one a go!
Shortly before Christmas Dean and I went out for lunch, we were both very naughty and had pudding. I suggested sharing one but we didn’t fancy the same as me. Dean’s reply was you don’t have to eat it all and we get to try more if we don’t share one! Dean ended up having a Bakewell tart and I had a polenta lemon drizzle cake which was gluten free. I loved it, so much so that I decided to recreate it at home! Lucky for me I’m not gluten free but I know there are a lot more people that are these days.
If you don’t want to make your cake gluten free then just use normal baking powder instead of the gluten free option. You can adapt the flavours if you like, try lemon and lime or an orange cake. If you do, let me know what flavours you make in the comments!
I love the taste of lemon in puddings, it gives the palette a really refreshing flavour after eating your main course. Saying that this is the sort of cake you could make for a coffee morning with friends or even for afternoon tea. I would really love to know what you think of the texture of the cake and if your family and friends enjoyed it. Everyone who tried mine loved it and I will definitely be making another polenta based cake!