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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Low Carb : Ricotta Almond Cake

This lovely recipe for a low carb ricotta almond cake is from Ewelina's blog and she describes it as "something between cheesecake and regular cake. It's quite heavy but velvety and smooth inside with a gentle hint of lemon zest. If you like marzipan you will enjoy that this aromatic cake is packed with the sweet flavour of almonds. It is extremely easy to make with a short list of ingredients, and it doesn't take much time to bake. The cake is very moist and tastes much better the next day."

Here are the ingredients you will need:
240 g ground almonds
250 g ricotta cheese
170 g xylitol, powdered (or any other sweetener of your choice which is equivalent of 170g of sugar)
4 eggs
Zest from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
60g almond flakes

Here is what you do:
1. Preheat oven to 160 C / 375 F / Gas Mark 5.
2. Line a 20 cm loose bottom cake tin with baking paper
3. Using electric mixer beat egg yolks with xylitol, add ricotta, vanilla extract, lemon zest and ground almond and briefly mix to combine the mixture.
4. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into ricotta mixture to loosen and then fold in the rest.
5. Spread the mixture in the tin, sprinkle the almond flakes on the top and bake for about 50 minutes.
6. Cool it down and refrigerate it overnight. Dust with powdered xylitol before serving.

In case you'd like to know:
Whole Cake has 67g carbohydrate

One slice 1/12th of cake is 5.6g carbohydrate

If you should need help with weight/measurement conversion:
See here

don't forget your cup and plate … enjoy!

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said... that's something to try.

William Kendall said...

That sounds very good!

Elephant's Child said...


Sandra Cox said...

OMGosh this looks luscious.

Christine said...

It looks really good!

Conniecrafter said...

that sounds interesting and looks delicious!!
Hope your week is off to a nice start!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds very delicious. Hugs, Valerie

Weekend-Windup said...

Lovely to know the recipe!

riitta k said...

Lately I have baked biscuits out of ground almond, either sweet with cocoa or salty with cheese. Yummy! Could try this too.

Jo said...

Oh, I love almonds. This looks very appealing.

Sami said...

Looks like a winner, will try it next weekend when I have visitors. Thanks Jan.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Happy August, enjoy your day and week ahead!

RO said...

OMG, I'm salivating right now!(lol) I need that lovely teacup and saucer too, please. Hugs...RO

Martha said...

This would be wonderful with coffee or tea!

Teresa said...

Tiene que estar riquísima. Un beso.

happyone said...

I'd love a piece of that about now.

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Jan, I'm still around and reading your posts from time to time. This cake looks delicious as so many of your recipes do. Thank you for coming over to my blog to say hello. I'm fine just being lazy and not posting anything on my blog. I will probably get back to it in the winter. Hope all is well with you, hugs Barbara

Stephanie said...

My dear Jan, what a delight it would be to have a cup of tea and a slice of this wonderful goodness with you :) Happy August, my friend! Hugs

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

This really sounds good, and it just so happens, I have a container of ricotta loitering in the fridge. Coincidence? I think not... (Thanks!)

Dianna said...

Oh my! That looks so good. We shall enjoy it here at this house one day soon!

Bob Bushell said...

Love the cake, yum yum.

Lee said...

Ohhhhhhhh...that looks delicious...sooooo delicious! :)

DMS said...

This looks tasty. Yum! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Jan!!!! Big Hugs!