Raspberry polenta cake recipe

(30 ratings)

Raspberry polenta cake on a cake stand with two slices cut. Mug of coffee on the table and a small plate with flaked almonds.
  • healthy
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories242 Kcal12%
Fat24 g34%
Saturated Fat3 g15%
Carbohydrates42 g16%

Our raspberry polenta cake is gluten-free and under 250 calories per portion.

Serve our easy raspberry polenta cake while still warm with a scoop of ice cream for an easy gluten-free dessert or with some Greek yogurt and more fresh berries if you like cake for breakfast. Using a mix of ground almonds and polenta keeps the cake moist and naturally gluten-free so there's no need to buy a special flour.


  • 125g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 175ml olive oil
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • 60g ground almond
  • 225g fine polenta or cornmeal
  • 1 1/2tps gluten-free baking powder
  • 150g raspberries
  • 1 peach cut into pieces
  • 15g flaked almonds
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1tbsp honey

You will need

  • 20cm cake tin, base lined and greased




  1. Heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Whisk the sugar and egg yolks until thick and pale. Slowly incorporate the oil and orange juice while whisking.
  2. Mix the polenta, ground almonds, baking powder and zest into the egg yolk mixture. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold in a third at a time until well combined. Put the mixture into the tin. Top with the fruits and flaked almonds.
  3. Bake for 50 mins until a cocktail stick inserted comes out clean on top. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then transfer to a cooling rack. Meanwhile warm the honey and lemon juice and mix to dissolve the honey and set aside to cool. While the cake is still warm drizzle or brush over.

Top tips for making raspberry polenta cake

Instead of a fresh peach, you could use peach slices from a tin or tub. Drain off the juice and pat dry. You could also use frozen raspberries, simply defrost and discard the liquid. They won't look as nice but will taste the same and are a good alternative if baking this cake when the fruit are not in season.

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Rose Fooks
Deputy Food Editor

Rose Fooks is Deputy Food Editor at Future Publishing, creating recipes, reviewing products and writing food features for a range of lifestyle and home titles including GoodTo and Woman&Home. Before joining the team, Rose obtained a Diplome de Patisserie and Culinary Management at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Going on to work in professional kitchens at The Delaunay and Zedel.