This vegan lemon polenta cake recipe will impress any lemon lover

1 Feb 2022

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lemon polenta cake Photo: Chef Cynthia Louise

Vegan lemon polenta cake recipe by Chef Cynthia Louise

When these little puppies came out of the oven I knew at that very moment each cake needed some extra love. I quickly mixed lemon juice and maple syrup to get a wonderful balance of sweet with sour and poured it over the hot cakes.

Oh Em Gee. My taste buds lit up and my heart exploded. We ate them warm right then and there with a big dollop of coconut yoghurt. This is what contentment tastes like.

Store them in the fridge and if you notice they get a little dry just heat them gently before serving again.

Note: Chef Cynthia Louise uses Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour and Kara coconut cream.

See also: Simple Blueberry and Lemon Cheesecake


For the cake:

20g chia seeds, ground

100g fine polenta

80g all-purpose baking flour

5g baking powder

30g shredded coconut

30g almond meal

A pinch of salt

100g coconut butter, melted

50ml coconut oil

200ml maple syrup

100ml lemon juice

100ml coconut cream

5 lemon slices

For the syrup:

60ml lemon juice

30ml maple syrup


Preheat your oven at 160C / 320F.

Grease five ramekins with coconut oil and line the bottom of each with baking paper.

Arrange the ramekins on a baking tray and set aside.

Combine all the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients.

Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until well combined.

Place a slice of lemon into each ramekin and fill with the batter 1cm before the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes.

Whisk together the lemon juice and maple syrup and as soon as the cakes are out of the oven, pour the syrup over each cake and leave them to cool completely.

Run a knife around the cakes, tip them over onto a plate and serve.

Chef Cynthia Louise

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@reforestmatt profile image
reforestmatt9 MONTHS AGO
That looks and sounds amazing!
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chefcynthialouise3 MONTHS AGO
@reforestmatt yeesssss :)
@asmryouveganyet profile image
asmryouveganyet9 MONTHS AGO
I love lemons!
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chefcynthialouise3 MONTHS AGO
@manjugarg profile image
manjugarg8 MONTHS AGO
I would sure try . I make polenta all the time and crisp them on griddle .
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chefcynthialouise3 MONTHS AGO
@manjugarg were you able to try it? sorry for the late reaction lol Yum on that crisp polenta!