Monday, February 27, 2012

Rich almond cake

It's our dessert for dinner last night with our friends,I have to make this low carb cake for one my Foodie friend Miss K who strictly low carb diet,I'm glad I found this flourless and butterless cake from a cook book frame>byframe>baking.
as you know I'm not good on baking,so this recipe help me to learn more about baking, and this is the first time I make flourless and butterless cake, I'm glad that everyone enjoy this YUMMY almond cake and we had a great time as always :)
and of course I share this recipe with you guys !!


Ingredients :
- butter for greasing only
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 4 eggs,separated
- 1 tsp almond extract/ I substitute with vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 3/4 cups ground almond/almond flour
- finely grated rind of lime
- toasted silvered almond to decorate
-  confectioner sugar ,sifted for dusting


Preparation :
Preheat the oven to 300  degree F
grease and line a 9 inch/23 cm round cake pan

beat together the ricotta,egg yolk,almond extract/ I substitute with vanilla extract,stir in the almond ground/ almond flour and lime rind
 Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until they form soft peaks
 Fold the whites lightly in to ricotta mixture using a large metal spoon
 Spread the mixture in the pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes/ I did 60 minutes
 
Cool the cake in the pan for about 10 minutes and turn out onto a wire rack and sprinkle with  toasted silvered almond,leave to cool completely
dust with confectioner's sugar and serve,,,,,,
Enjoy,,,

13 comments:

Nava.K said...

Wow! flour less and without butter is new discovery to me and pretty unique cake you have made. That deco blooms the look on this cake what more again with the plenty of almonds on top.

LinsFood said...

This looks really good! The cheese and almond sound like a winning combination - bet your friends enjoyed it!

Ruth REYNOSO-SANCE said...

That cake looks fabulous! I've never tried almond flour but I'm tempted!

gobakeyourself said...

This almond cake looks divine - beautiful flavours and presentation :D
Nice one!

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Curry and Comfort said...

You're such a wonderful friend to make this beautiful dessert for your friend. I love all the ingredients... never baked with almond flour. Well done. :)

Teena Mary said...

What a fabulous cake!! Loved the recipe!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Your almond cake looks delicious, Ridwan and it makes me believe that you were lying when you said you aren't good in baking.

Lizzy said...

How nice that you were able to make a delicious cake perfect for your friend! It looks so lovely...especially served with berries!

Asian-spice mix said...

Thank you everyone for comments,I appreciated !!

Zoe said...

This gluten free almond cake recipe is definitely a keeper! Will bookmark this recipe for my future bake!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

I'm always looking for new ways to use almond flour and this cake looks great!

easyfoodsmith said...

Well done Ridwan! The cake looks gorgeous and sounds divine!

Elies_Lie said...

This flourless and butterless cake is perfect to have for a dessert after dinner Ridwan! Claver u! :)
And this just remaind me that i bought a almond flour a few days ago ;)