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Almond Cake


Serve 8


Butter, for greasing

Generous 1 cup ricotta cheese

4 eggs, separated

1 tsp almond extract

Generous 3/4 cup sugar

Finely grated rind of 1 lime

Toasted silvered almonds, to decorate

Confectioners’ sugar, sifted, for dusting


Preheat the oven to 300F/ 150C.Grease and line a 9-inch / 23cm round cake pan.

Beat together the ricotta, egg yolks, almond extract, and sugar. Stir in the almonds and lime rind.

Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until they form soft peaks.

Fold the whites lightly into the  ricotta mixture using a large metal spoon.

Spread the mixture in the pan and bake in the preheated oven 50-60 minutes, until firm and lightly browned.

Cool the cake in he pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and sprinkle with silvered almonds. Leave to cool completely.

Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve. Enjoy!!

Almond Cake – Photo: Monica Melsness

Almond Cake – Photo: Monica Melsness



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