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How To Make A Lemon Cake

How To Make A Lemon Cake

This guide, presented to you by Alex Connell, welcomes you to the delicious and traditional Lemon Polenta Cake. Charming and well-known as this dessert is, you can compliment a coffee or a tea with this lovely sweet, especially perfect for an evening supper.


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  • 100 g polenta
  • 3 lemons
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Step 1: Cream Butter And Sugar

Soften the butter, then place it in the mixer with the sugar and whisk until white. Stop every so often to push down any lumps. Once everything is combined, you can increase the speed of the mixer.

Step 2: Add Remaining Ingredients

Add the polenta, the ground almonds, the baking powder, and the zest of 1 lemon. Add the eggs one by one and blend. Scrape down the sides and continue blending until well combined.

Step 3: Put Mixture Into Cases

Transfer the mixture into bun cases, leaving a bit of space at the top for them to rise.

Step 4: Bake The Cakes

Put the bun cases into the oven for about 12 minutes. Transfer the cakes to the cooling rack and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes while you make the lemon sauce/syrup.

Step 5: Lemon Syrup

Add the icing sugar to a saucepan, then add the juice of all three lemons, and the zest of two of the lemons. Give the contents in the saucepan a good stir around. Give the sauce about 7 minutes, and then very delicately drizzle the sauce over each cake, making sure each cake gets two or three pieces of lemon zest.