Lemon Polenta Cake

I love lemons – they are so colourful and I enjoy just having them in a basket or bowl in my kitchen. Then of course I love anything made with lemon – cakes or pies – I might even try my hand at making some lemon curd this year – our tree is laden with lemons this year whereas last year there wasn’t even one!! Go figure!

This was a recipe I found in The Better Homes and Gardens magazine and I adapted it slightly to make this yummy cake. It is so easy to make and really delicious.


  • 2 .5 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup polenta
  • 250ml oil
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2  cup milk
Mix your flour, polenta and sugar together in a bowl. Add the lemon rind. Lightly beat the 3 eggs and oil together with about 1/3 of the lemon juice. Mix into dry ingredients and then adding milk as necessary to make a smooth mixture. Grease a loaf pan and line with baking paper. Pour mixture into pan and bake in oven at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes or until firm to the touch.
Remove hot cake and drizzle with leftover lemon juice mixed with about 1/2 cup or more of sugar. Pour lemon sugar over hot cake. Enjoy – this is a lovely tasty cake eaten hot or cold.

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