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Monday, 14 June 2021

Ricotta Almond Cake : Low In Carbs



I first discovered this lovely recipe for a low carb ricotta almond cake back in 2016 and the picture and words are by Ewelina who introduced me to the recipe. 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

38 comments:

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias adoro el pastel de queso, de ley probare esa receta, Te mando un beso y ten una buen semana

Christine said...

Looks so good!

Tom said...

...looks delicious.

Margaret D said...

Looks a lovely cake.

Elephant's Child said...

That does sound good. I do like marzipan - though I am the only one in the house who does.

aussie aNNie said...

As always a delish recipe and pretty cup and saucer set. xx

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks delicious! Have a great week, Valerie

Jo said...

It looks delicious, it would go well with a nice cup of tea.

linda said...

This looks yummy, pinned to make later. Have a great week.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The cake looks delicious!
Thanks for sharing!
Take care, have a happy day and a great week!

Martha said...

This looks so delicious!

R's Rue said...

This looks delicious. Happy Monday

Jenn Jilks said...

Yummy, but I think I prefer the omelette!

My name is Erika. said...

I wish I could eat almonds as this looks very good. Oh well, I can have a taste through your photo and no allergy issues. Smile.

Sue said...

OMG you've definitely sold it to me in the write up, definitely one to try! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

handmade by amalia said...

Looks amazing.
Amalia
xo

CJ Kennedy said...

Yum! 😋

DeniseinVA said...

Not only delicious - no doubt there - but also a very pretty dessert. Thanks Jan :)

Martha said...

This looks and sounds delicious!

Laura. M said...

Buénísima par el café. Gracias por la receta.
Buen lunes. Cuidaros.
Un abrazo.

Miss Val's Creations said...

This cake looks like a perfect complement to a cup of coffee!

Ananka said...

That sounds good, need to try it :-D

sandy said...

i love almonds and cake - so this looks good.

happyone said...

That looks so good!!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi this recipe sounds delicious thank you-I am pinning this one to save it

bill burke said...

Looks great and yummy!

DUTA said...

Almonds - say no more. I like everything that has to do with almonds.
This cake is certainly worth a try; it looks a million dollar.

Lee said...

I grabbed a handful of almonds, ground them with my teeth, and then...uh-oh...I swallowed them! :)

William Kendall said...

That sounds good.

Angie's Recipes said...

The cake looks so inviting with that beautiful tender crumb. And who doesn't love nutty treats?

baili said...

unique and really tasty this almond cake sounds

never thought about cake though that can be refrigerate

Bob Bushell said...

I love Almonds, good enough to eat.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

It looks very nice.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to try this recipe! It makes my mouth water just to look at the photo! lol Thanks for sharing!

Sami said...

Oh lovely! I have ricotta in the fridge, will bake this cake on the weekend for sure. Thanks Jan :)

Snowbird said...

Oh my!!!xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so yummy! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!

Hilly Nicolay said...

Looks so delicious.
And what beautiful crockery.

Greetings and happy summer days.
Hilly