Almond Lemon Polenta Cake 

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Love'n Bake Almond Paste
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or juice and zest of one lemon
  • yolks
  • 2  whole eggs

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice

Temperature: 350 ° F

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter one Emile Henry ceramic loaf pan.

2. Stir together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

3. Place the Love'n Bake Almond Paste and sugar in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.

4. Scrape the bowl and paddle then add the butter and beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth, another 2 minutes or so. Scrape the bowl and add the lemon juice and zest. Beat until incorporated.

5. One by one beat in the egg yolks and whole eggs until the mixture is very smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour mixture.

6. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan. Bake the cake until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean and the sides of the cake have begun to shrink away from the pan, about 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before unmolding.

7. Make the glaze while the cake bakes. Stir together the confectioner's sugar and lemon juice. Pierce the surface of the cake with a toothpick. Then, while it is still warm, brush the glaze over the cake, allowing it to absorb before brushing on more glaze.

8. Let the cake cook completely before slicing. Serve this cake garnished with sliced strawberries or other berries and a dollop of sweetened yogurt or whipped cream.

ABOUT LOVE'N BAKE
The Love'n Bake line of fine baking ingredients was created by American Almond Products Company, which has been a leading manufacturer of artisan-quality baking ingredients for professionals since 1924. The Love'n Bake product line consists of: Almond Paste, Marzipan,

Hazelnut Praline, Poppy Seed Filling, Pistachio Paste, Prune Lekvar, and Almond, Chocolate and Cinnamon "Schmear" Fillings.

Each product is packed in an easy-to-open, pull-top can. Two distinctive recipe suggestions are on the back of every label. All products are Kosher certified pareve by OK Kosher Certification. For recipes and more information visit http:www.lovenbake.com.