25 July 2014

Lemon Cornmeal cake with crushed berries sauce(Cake de limon y polenta con salsa de berries)

Some of you know me well ! I can't resist a berries cake so when I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit   I think: I have to make this:)

Source: Bon Appetit/2009

Im sharing this with Joyce to Cooking your books!


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk or greek yogurt
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter melted cooled
Crushed berry sauced
(see recipe)

Preheat oven to 180°c.(350 F).
Butter a bundt cake pan or other pan .
In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder
and salt in large bowl. Whisk to blend .
Whisk buttermilk, eggs, lemon peel and vanilla in other bowl.
Pour buttermilk mixture and melted butter into flour mixture.
Using rubben spatula, gently fold liquids into flour mixture until just blended. Scrape batter into pan, spread evenly.
Bake the cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean.
About 30 minutes.
Run knife around sides of cake.Place a rack atop cake in pan.
Using oven mitts hold pan and invert cake onto rack.
Remove cake from pan.
Cool completely and serve with crushed berries sauce.

Crushed berries sauce

2 cups fresh berries or frozen.
(strawberries,raspberries or blackberries)
2/3 cup golden brown sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon of cornstach
2 tablespoons of cold water

Combine 1 1/2 cups berries and all remaining ingredients in
medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to simmer, about 7 minutes.
reduce heat to medium low and simmer until berries are very soft and liquid is syrupy, stirring often about 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and add remaining berries. Using  back of spoon gently press some berries against side of pan until lightly crushed.

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En español

Cake de limon y polenta con salsa de berries

Este cake es una maravilla y es muy sencillo. Se puede hacer la noche anterior y al otro día preparar la salsa de berries.
Se puede servir al té o como postre.

Está adaptado de una receta de Bon Appetit


1 1/2 taza de harina sin polvos de hornear
1/3 taza de polenta o sémola
3/4 taza de azúcar
3 1/2 cucharaditas de polvos de hornear
1/2 cucharadita de sal
1 taza de yogurt griego
2 huevos grandes
1 cucharada de cáscara de limon rallado
1 cucharadita extracto de vainilla
1/2 taza de mantequilla derretida y enfriada
 salsa de berries para acompañar (receta más abajo)


Precalentar el horno a 180°.


  1. Replies
    1. Oh, that looks scrumptious! One slice please, with extra raspberry sauce and a cup of tea! ha.

    2. ok betsy One slice for you!! yes with tea sounds delicious!!

  2. They don't call you the Queen of Berries for nothing Gloria! Scrumptious!!!

  3. I could eat some of that right now!

  4. Oh yes, I definitely noticed you like berries! But so do I. And this looks really really delicious. Especially with the berries :)

  5. Aw thanks Joyti you alwsys are sweet:)

  6. Gloria, the cake looks so very beautiful and delicious with berry sauce.

  7. Oh that looks so good, wish I could have a slice!

  8. This looks really good Gloria ~ Hey, save me a slice too, smiles ~ Happy weekend ~

    1. Of course Grace! Always I have a cup of tea or coffe for my friends:)

  9. This cake looks simply beautiful and wonderfully luscious!!

    1. Thanks Kathy! I think maybe is by the berries:))

  10. looks really delicious Gloria ! Have a nice day, un abbraccio

  11. Gloria, That is very nice looking and appetizing cake! Love the fruit...today we bought fresh strawberries, raspberries, peaches and cantaloupe...to go with the fresh blueberries I already had. This is our time of the year for fresh local produce... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Thanks David.Aww I know you are in this lovely summer time of lovely fruit you have to enjoy is a pleaste eat lovely fresh fruits!
      I have to wait for our summer !:)

  12. What a beautiful Bundt cake, Gloria! Love the berry and lemon combination!

  13. Your cake looks amazing. I am with you Gloria, I love berries.

    1. Thanks Dawn Im happy you like berries too!♡

  14. i am sure the berries sauce complements the cake very well..looks great, gloria!

  15. Morbida , colorata, una vera bontà golosa ^_____-
    Buona domenica e a presto!

  16. I love the texture of your cake and the berries look amazing!

  17. That looks wonderful, Gloria. I do love cakes with cornmeal...such a nice texture.

  18. If there is one thing that I find impossible to resist than it's a cake made with
    fresh berry sauce and yours looks amazing, Gloria!
    Another thing that is new to me is to make a cake with corn meal - it's a must try.

    1. Thanks Daniela, I love cornmeal in cakes is something special, Im sure you would love it!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  19. I have never made a cake with corn meal but I'm sure the texture is wonderful! It's beautiful topped with the berries too :)

  20. Oh Gloria!!! I think that this is your most delicious sounding dessert ever!!!! xx

  21. What a beautiful cake! It looks like something that I would love eating :)

    1. Thanks Ann! Yes I think you would love this:)

  22. It looks like a delicious summer dessert. Thank you for sharing the recipe and photos.

  23. I can see why you made that cake after seeing the recipe. I would too and I'm going to make it!

    1. Aww Maureen I hope you make and enjoy too:)

  24. an irresistible temptation bye SILVIA

  25. I have not baked a cake for a while and i so wish i had this right now.

  26. Anch'io non resisto davanti ai frutti di bosco, ma non resisto nemmeno davanti a questo ciambellone :)
    Un bacio e buon inizio di settimana

  27. ha. my mouth is watering....smiles...
    moist cake and berries....delicious...

    hey, i am back. smiles. thanks for the recipes
    will see what we can do with the grape this week.

    1. Aww Brian thanks so much! Really this cake is moist.
      I have to send you other recipe but I have to translate.
      I missed you my friend.

  28. I know that I would enjoy your lemon cornmeal cake with the berries…it is perfect for summer.

  29. I love berries too, Gloria...and this sounds absolutely delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing...:)

    Big Hugs xxx

  30. Oh that fruit sauce looks so amazing!

  31. I love it. I am getting my first bunt pan soon. Super excited to
    play with it and bake yummy treats, like you do.

  32. Hi Gloria,
    Such a lovely cake, with delicious berry sauce!
    You are the queen of berries! :)
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

    1. Thanks Joyce Im happy to sharing with CYB:)

  33. Que sabroso Gloria!! una verdadera delicia. Besos

  34. Beautiful sweetness of the berries with the tartness of lemons. Ymummy!

  35. Oops - yummy. See, it was so delicious I couldn't spell!


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