A flourless alternative to everyone's favourite lemon drizzle cake. This cake calls for ground almonds and polenta, and it then drizzled with a sweet syrup using no fewer than six lemons for guaranteed lemon flavour. Note: If you use gluten-free baking powder, this is a is a gluten-free cake recipe!
To ensure this cake is gluten free, read the labels to make sure your baking powder and polenta is gluten free.
I made my own almond meal using raw almonds and coarse polenta instead of fine cornmeal, but otherwise followed the cake recipe exactly, and baked it in a 10" springform pan. The result was a deliciously rich, gluten-free cake with a heavy crumb. A few sprigs of rosemary tossed into the lemon syrup as it simmered (and then strained out) added a little extra dimension. I'll definitely make this again soon, but with just a tad less butter (some melted through the springform). The cake could easily serve 12 and would be fabulous paired with some ricotta and berries, or perhaps Greek yogurt and apricots. - 25 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a delicious Gluten Free lemon cake. I make it for a farmers market and the customers can't get enough of it! - 05 Nov 2016 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great recipe, great cake! It is super simple to make and delicious to eat. Instead of 8 servings, I followed the recipe for 2 servings baked in an 8" round pan. This amount will easily serve 6 people. The flavour of the cake is actually quite delicate with no hint of a cornbread taste. The lemon glaze gives it a gooey texture and the almond meal accents that. I kept mine in the fridge and served cool with warm toasted almond shavings on top. A nice, light cake that just happens to be gluten free, can't beat that! Thank you for the recipe. - 30 Oct 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)