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Sunday Slow Bakers: Citrus Polenta Cake


This week's Sunday Slow Bakers selection by Ida was a perfect birthday cake for someone who likes light lemony things. And that would be me.

I had some help this week from my neighbor's visiting niece, Kimber. She and I baked brownies the last time she visited, so I was happy to have her join me on my Sunday baking. I actually wish we had a bigger challenge for her this week. This cake was really very simple and easy. It doesn't have very many ingredients and goes together quickly.

We followed the recipe almost exactly. I only had to make one tiny substitution—I used 2 lemons and an orange instead of a lemon, a lime and an orange. But I don't think the cake suffered. I almost ran out of powdered sugar, but my neighbor saved me there. So everything went quite smoothly.

My tasters agreed that it was quite tasty, with a distinctive lemony flavor and a great texture. You could easily serve this as a nice, light finish to big meal. Or you could enhance it a little with some fresh fruit or even some homemade ice cream (raspberry sorbet would be delicious). It also makes a nice afternoon cake with tea. But I wouldn't want to go and put 43 birthday candles on it, or anything like that. No, not that.

Comments (4)

Oh my, I'd give a lot for a slice of that. :)

The cake I made is gone and now looking at yours I feel like making another one. One of the best recipes from Dolce Italiano!

I forgot to wish you a happy birthday on the SSB thread. So here it is, a day late but Buon compleanno!

Happy Birthday!


A very Happy Birthday to you!

43? Not so bad.

Hmmm. 57 candles come this fall. Oh big deal....just a number.

I've been watching along with this baking group, not wanting to be trapped in the house with an entire cake.

This one seems a beauty.


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