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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Earl Grey’s Blueberry and Almond Polenta Cake...

Fancy trying a slice or two of this Earl Grey’s Blueberry and Almond Polenta Cake?

This rich almond polenta cake is SO good – and it’s gluten-free too!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes

Serves: 8


  • 150g butter, at room temperature
  • 150g Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ tsp almond essence
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 200g instant polenta
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

To decorate:

How to make this recipe:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Grease a 20cm spring form round cake tin with a little butter, then line with baking paper.

2. Beat the butter and caster sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light and creamy, then gradually beat in the eggs. Stir in the almond essence, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add the ground almonds, polenta, salt and baking powder, mixing thoroughly.

3. Transfer to the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Remove the lining paper.

4. To decorate, dollop the crème fraiche onto the cake (without stirring it), and spoon the blueberry jam on top. Scatter with toasted flaked almonds and fine shreds of lemon zest
Cook’s tip: If you’re making the cake for someone with gluten intolerance, check the label on the baking powder to make sure that it’s gluten-free – most brands are.

Recipe and image credits c/o: This recipe is made using Tate & Lyle Sugars, for more delicious recipes visit Taste And Smile.

What do you think?

Yummy eh!?



  1. That looks amaaaaazing! Id love if you'd come share this with Awesome Life Friday. :) http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/

  2. Looks good and I love earl gray as I am drinking some now!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Awesome, love it so much!

  4. Oh my! This looks so delicious!! I am drooling as I sit here :) Thank you for sharing with us at Create and Celebrate!! Pinning and sharing :)

  5. Your cake looks amazing! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

  6. I love polenta cake! I usually make mine with blackberries, but I'm intrigued by your blueberry earl grey jam. Pinning for later, Thanks!

  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, we have really enjoyed it and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  8. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. We'll be featuring this at today's party. Hope to see you there!

  9. It looks absolutely marvelous!! I'll be making it very soon.

  10. WOW. This looks absolutely amazing! :) I am pretty sure my husband would die and go to heaven if I made this for him. Pinning!


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