#SRC: Fig and Polenta Cake

And it is Secret Recipe Club time again! And I was assigned to Camilla’s blog Culinary Adventures with Camilla. I was familiar with Camilla’s blog even before the assignment, but I did not realize how many recipes and posts she has until I actually started exploring it more closely. I mean she has 582 posts for 2012 alone! That means almost 2 posts every day! I am amazed! How does she do it? I struggle to post twice once a week!

Fig cake with polenta flour

Anyway, I started digging through her recipes and I found a lot of interesting stuff. She experiments a lot with ingredients and ethnic cuisines and offers plenty of great recipes. Digging through the recipes, I saw this cake with figs: it looked great, but I immediately dismissed it because I thought I wouldn’t be able to find fresh figs anywhere. A couple of days later I found fresh figs!! So I went ahead and baked the cake for the BF’s birthday.

It is a simple cake made with whole wheat flour and polenta. Rosemary and olive oil gives it a pleasant floral aftertaste. The figs make it pleaseantly moist. I really followed Camilla’s recipe so I will just invite to head over to her blog for the recipe. I only omitted the lemon, because I did not have it.

It turned out great, but if I were to bake it again I would probably cut down the oil slightly, use a different less coarse polenta flour than the one I used and use many more figs.

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9 Responses to #SRC: Fig and Polenta Cake

  1. Stephanie says:

    Isn’t her blog fun? I had the hardest time choosing something when I was assigned her but it was delicious.

  2. Ramona says:

    I have never eaten a polenta cake… looks fabulous. 🙂

  3. LeAndra says:

    I baked a cake with polenta once, but it didn’t turn out nearly as good as this one sounds. Love the use of figs, and I agree – there is always room for more of them. Looks delicious!

  4. I’ve never used polenta in a cake. This sounds fantastic. Definitely need to give this a try. Lovely!

  5. sara says:

    Mmmm, I love fresh figs…so amazing. Your cake looks great!

  6. Leigh says:

    Love a good cake and one with figs..even better!

  7. Happy belated birthday to the boyfriend. Sounds like a lovely combination of flavors.

  8. Mmm, that cake sounds simple, sweet, and sensational.

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