Polenta Cake

    1 hour 5 minutes

    Here's a great cake made with polenta. Lovely for either breakfast or dessert and not too sweet so it goes very well with maple syrup!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup (120g) polenta
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
    • 100g shortening such as butter or margarine
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 1 1/3 cups (190g) cake flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease thoroughly a 20cm square cake pan.
    2. Combine polenta and milk. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Stir together the egg and milk.
    3. Cream shortening and blend in sugar. Stir flour mixture and egg mixture alternately into creamed mixture. Blend in polenta mixture.
    4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot with maple syrup.

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    Thank you for the recipe. I used less milk and a round cake tin but came out perfect. It was lovely with some jam.  -  06 Apr 2014


    Thanks for the recipe...it tasted just like the one Mom made...we ate it warm like cornbread. Must be quite yummy with syrup!  -  11 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was looking for a good cornbread recipe for a family get together. It was a toss up between this recipe and another one using frozen corn. So I made both and without a doubt, this recipe is superior. So moist and sweet--the best! Definitely a keeper--thanks!  -  21 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)