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Lemon Pumpkin Polenta Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free, Low-Fat)

One of the weird things about living in New Zealand: it is pumpkin season in spring! …and in autumn. But the spring pumpkins taste way better. This year I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try a completely new pumpkin recipe.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Lemon Pumpkin Polenta

Just recently I heard of so called polenta cake. The name is pretty much self-explaining: it is made with polenta! Why not, me thought and bravely combined it with freshly blended butternut squash, lemons and dates. And yes, it works! The texture has a funny, fluffy feel to it and it is quite moist.

Vegan Gluten free Oil free Pumpkin Polenta Lemon Cake Recipe 1
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Lemons are still in season and they keep stacking up on our kitchen table. I let the lemons have the leading role in this recipe. Not only are they in the dough, but also in the filling. This allows for a fresh lemony flavour that will have any lemon lover drooling 🙂

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Low-Fat Vegan Lemon Pumpkin Polenta
Veganer Glutenfreier Polenta Kuerbis Zitronen Kuchen Ohne Oel Rezept 3 1

Lemon Pumpkin Polenta Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free, Low-Fat)

Just recently I heard of so called polenta cake. The name is pretty much self-explaining: it is made with polenta! Why not, me thought and bravely combined it with freshly blended butternut squash, lemons and dates. And yes, it works! The texture of this vegan and gluten-free cake has a funny, fluffy feel to it and it is quite moist.
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cake

Equipment

  • 8inch/ 17cm cake tin
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

For the cake:

  • 190 g fine polenta
  • 70 g buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium fiber husk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-2 pinch salt
  • 200 g peeld raw butternut squash
  • juice and zest of one lemon:
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 105 g dates pitted and diced

For the filling:

  • 100 g peeld raw butternut squash
  • 50 g dried apricots
  • juice and zest of one lemon:
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • some coconut flour for sprinkles on top optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (top-/ bottom heat). Line the cake tin with baking paper.
  • For the dough, place dates, lemon juice and water into high-speed blender and let soak for a little.
  • In the meantime mix all dry ingredients for the dough in a medium sized bowl.
  • Chop the butternut to smaller chunks, chuck it in the blender and blend everything to a fine paste.
  • Pour lemon-date-pumpkin-mixture into the bowl with the ingredients and mix well. Make sure you don’t stir it too long. Quickly transfer to the cake tin and spread it evenly.
  • Place in the oven and bake until an inserted skewer comes out clean (about 10-15 minutes). Let rest in the form for a little before taking it out and letting it cool down completely on a cooling rack.
  • In the meantime blend the apricots, lemon and butternut squash to a fine cream. Here it will also help to let the apricots soak in the lemon juice for a while.
  • Once the cake has cooled down, cut it lengthwise into two and take the gently top off. I like to use a large serrated knife for this job. Spread the filling on the lower part of the cake and then gently replace the top part. I like to sprinkle it with some ground desiccated coconut flour 🙂

Notes

Enjoy! 🙂
Keyword Lemon, Low-Fat, oil-free, Polenta, Pumpkin

Please let me know what you think about this recipe, I’d love to hear from you! And if you remake this recipe, please share the picture with me on Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook. 🙂

Vegan Gluten free Oil free Pumpkin Polenta Lemon Cake Recipe P1
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