Gluten free almond, ricotta and lemon cake

    Gluten free almond, ricotta and lemon cake

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    About this recipe: A delicious soft gluten-free cake made with ground almonds, ricotta cheese and eggs. Lemon juice and zest adds a lovely flavour to this cake. Feel free to add extra lemon zest if you like.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 120g butter, at room temperature
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 8g vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • zest and juice of 1 large lemon
    • 4 large eggs, separated
    • 250g ground almonds
    • 250g ricotta cheese
    • 75g caster sugar
    • ground almonds for topping the cake
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease a round 20cm springform cake tin and line the bottom with baking paper.
    2. Beat the butter with 150g caster sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the vanilla sugar or extract, lemon zest and lemon juice; mix well. Add egg yolks one at a time and mix constantly after each addition.
    3. Fold almond flour and ricotta into the cake mixture using a plastic spatula until well blended.
    4. Beat egg whites in a clean bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add 75g caster sugar and continue mixing until it is firmer.
    5. Fold beaten egg whites into the cake mixture until well blended. Spoon the mixture into the greased cake tin and smooth out the top.
    6. Sprinkle ground almonds on top and bake for 50 minutes on the middle shelf of the preheated oven. The centre of the cake will be a bit wobbly but light golden brown on the top and around the edges.
    7. Let the cake cool completely in the tin. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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