How to Make Citrus Polenta Cakes

Bake delicious individual citrus cakes with a twist, polenta!

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How to Make Citrus Polenta Cakes Recipe
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1
Gather all your supplies.

Gather all your supplies.

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Preheat oven to 160°c (140°c fan forced).  Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

Preheat oven to 160°c (140°c fan forced). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

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Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy.

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... Not quite ready yet.

... Not quite ready yet.

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That looks better!

That looks better!

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Add eggs, one by one, beating lightly after each addition.

Add eggs, one by one, beating lightly after each addition.

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I like to scrape down side of bowl with each addition as well.

I like to scrape down side of bowl with each addition as well.

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Remove bowl from mixer and add polenta, almond meal, coconut, flour and baking powder.

Remove bowl from mixer and add polenta, almond meal, coconut, flour and baking powder.

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Also throw in the lemon and orange zest, lemon and orange juice, and vanilla essence.

Also throw in the lemon and orange zest, lemon and orange juice, and vanilla essence.

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Fold it all together.

Fold it all together.

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Spoon into prepared cases and level the surface.

Spoon into prepared cases and level the surface.

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Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted at the centre comes out clean.

Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted at the centre comes out clean.

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Use this time to clean your kitchen!

Use this time to clean your kitchen!

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Remove from oven and stand in tray for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and stand in tray for 5 minutes.

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Move to wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, make icing.

Move to wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, make icing.

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Sift icing sugar into a bowl.

Sift icing sugar into a bowl.

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Add about 5 teaspoons lemon juice and combine.

Add about 5 teaspoons lemon juice and combine.

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Now, you can either just spoon the icing onto the top of the cakes, or...

Now, you can either just spoon the icing onto the top of the cakes, or...

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Remove the cakes from their paper cases and place upside down.

Remove the cakes from their paper cases and place upside down.

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Spread icing over the tops of cakes, this can be as messy or neat as you like.

Spread icing over the tops of cakes, this can be as messy or neat as you like.

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And that's it! Enjoy!

And that's it! Enjoy!

Ingredients

160 Grams softened butter 
Cups caster sugar 
3 Eggs 
½ Cups Instant polenta (cornmeal) 
1 Cup Almond meal 
Cups Desiccated coconut 
Cups Plain flour 
2 Teaspoons Baking powder 
3 Teaspoons Lemon zest 
1 Teaspoon Orange zest 
2 Tablespoons Lemon juice + extra 
2 Teaspoons Orange juice 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla essence 
Cups Pure icing sugar 
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