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Monday 31 October 2016

Ricotta Almond Cake : Low Carb

This lovely low carb cake recipe 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.

Most importantly sit down and enjoy a slice ...

In case you'd like to know:
Whole Cake has 67g carbohydrate
One slice 1/12th of cake is 5.6g carbohydrate

Definitely time to put the kettle on - wouldn't you agree !

All the best Jan


Summer said...

Hi Jan♥ The cake looks fabulous ♥

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Humm que aspecto em delicioso.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Jo said...

That looks delicious and I like recipes with just a few ingredients.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Christine said...

Gosh maybe my daughter will make this for me, she is the baker.

JFM said...

Wow!!! This is a sure winner and will be on our dessert menu soon 🍰🍩🍮

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is a definite! Looks so easy and yum!

This N That said...

Looks delish ! Thanks for sharing..

Martha said...

Very yummy!

Sandi said...

Ok, totally dangerous to read this blog when I don't feel like going to the grocery store!

Lisa said...

Something like a cheesecake, sounds good to me!
Lisa x

Shilpa said...

I shall try this !

Magic Love Crow said...

I am making this!!!