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Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Almond Orange Cake"

Super simple, moist and delicious cake. Made with almond meal, ricotta and orange flavor. A gluten free dessert. Perfect for the holidays or any day with hot cup of coffee.

1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
4 eggs, divided
1 stick butter
1 tbsp orange juice
1 Orange zest 
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (Use 3/4 cup of Swerve for Keto)
2 cups almond flour
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325F.
Place butter, powdered sugar and orange juice into the mixing bowl. 
Mix until fluffy.
Add egg yolks, vanilla and mix well. 
Add orange zest. Set it aside.
In the clean mixing bowl whip egg whites until fluffy. (About 5 min)
Fold half of the egg whites first with the the batter. 
Then add almond flour ricotta and the rest of the egg whites. Fold in carefully. 
Line the bottom of the 9 inch spring foam with the parchment paper, butter it up.
Bake for 45 min.
Decorate with powder sugar, nuts or fruits. 

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