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,,,

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