This pretty vegan polenta cake is surprisingly easy to make, with no weird ingredients! Bake it upside down with the plums on the bottom, then turn out for your stunning vegan dessert. #vegan #plantbased #veganfood
Vegan Polenta Cake with Plums
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This pretty-as-a-picture vegan polenta cake with plum topping is surprisingly easy to make, and the perfect teatime treat for vegans and non-vegans alike.

Course: Cake
Cuisine: British
Keyword: vegan polenta cake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 376 kcal
Author: Kate Ford | The Veg Space
For the plum topping:
  • 4 plums, de-stoned and thinly sliced
  • 50 g dairy-free margarine
  • 50 g brown sugar
For the polenta cake:
  • 3 tbsp ground/milled chia or flax seeds mixed with 160ml water
  • 200 g dairy-free margarine
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 200 g ground almonds
  • 100 g polenta (instant)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 lemons - zest and juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C / 325F / Gas Mark 3. Grease a 25cm (9 inch) cake tin.
  2. Mix together the chia or flax seeds and water in a small bowl or mug and put in the fridge for a few minutes until 'gloopy'.

  3. Place the 50g margarine and 50g brown sugar for the topping into the bottom of the cake tin, and place in the oven until melted and bubbling. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Arrange the plum slices in the bottom of the tin, overlapping slightly.
  5. In a food mixer or large bowl, beat together the margarine and sugar for the cake, until pale and fluffy. Add the chia/flax seed mix and beat again. Finally, add the ground almonds, polenta, baking powder, and zest and juice of the lemons. Mix slowly until just combined.
  6. Pour the cake mix over the top of the plums, spread evenly, and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer or knife comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool in the tin for 15-20 minutes, then place a plate over the top of the tin, flip over and carefully turn out.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Polenta Cake with Plums
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.