Almond Polenta Cake

almond polenta cake

Sometimes treating ourselves is healthy. I recently made this almond polenta cake and it was a hit. The addition of polenta instead of the usual wheat flour is a nice change and the almond flavor adds such a nice touch. What a wonderful way to spend the holidays.

almond polenta cake

Almond Polenta Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup stone ground polenta
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk/soy milk
  • 1 tsp. powdered sugar and slivered almonds for glaze

Directions:

  1. Butter cake pan (especially nice in a bundt cake pan)
  2. Mix butter and sugar until smooth
  3. Add eggs, almond extract and zest then the flour, polenta, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix.
  5. Add milk and mix until smooth.
  6. Scrape batter into pan and bake about 40 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.
  7. Cool.
  8. For the glaze: Mix powdered sugar with a little water. Pour mixture on top of cake and garnish with slivered almonds.