Lemon Ricotta and Almond Cake

Lemon and Almond Ricotta Cake || cityhippyfarmgirl

Lemon Almond and Ricotta Cake || cityhippyfarmgirl

If I’m lucky enough to get to 85 years old I’ll probably eat cake for breakfast.

Straight up. A big chunk of cake on my favourite plate and a extra large cup of chai on the side.

I was certainly encouraging for my grandmother to eat cake for breakfast on her birthday recently. Not just any cake but this one that I made for her. It’s got almonds, ricotta and low in sugar, with some careful thinking I would say this cake ticks quite a few boxes for a slight woman in her eighties and the first meal of the day.

It also happily ticked a few birthday cake boxes. The requirements were gluten free, low sugar, not chocolatey and not ‘eggy’. With the satisfying soft scent of lemon billowing done the hall, I’d say this simple cake was done and dusted, (and dusted with icing sugar that is.)

Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake || cityhippyfarmgirl

Lemon Almond and Ricotta Cake

150g softened butter

2/3 cup sugar

3 beaten eggs

zest of two lemons

200g almond meal

250g ricotta

icing sugar

Cream butter and sugar together. Add beaten eggs and zest of two lemons. Fold through almond meal and ricotta. Pour into a greased and lined springform pan. Bake at 180C for about 45-50 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

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29 thoughts on “Lemon Ricotta and Almond Cake

  1. What a lovely cake and occasion! Can I just say Brydie how envious I am that you still have your grandmother, but it’s beautiful to see how much you love and appreciate her. I still remember as a teenager, when I already had no grandparents, feeling such amazement (and anger) at other kids who would complain about having to spend time with nana…

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    • I’m incredibly lucky and I really know that. I’ve got three grandparents still with me. My kids getting to know their great grand parents is a pretty wonderful thing to be able to do. (Which is why I made her a cake, I really am celebrating her life. xx)

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  2. You could throw in a handful of raspberries or other soft fruit to this cake to customise it so that you could eat it every day without getting bored…SOLD! πŸ™‚

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  3. I just saw a guy on TV who is celebrating his 108th birthday. He said the secret to longevity (sadly, it’s not eating cake), is to do daily push-ups! Not quite what you wanted to hear I’m sure. Beautiful cake that I think can be eaten at any age xx

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  4. I love the way you decorate your cakes with flowers! So beautiful! I look forward to being able to do that myself as my permaculture plans come to life πŸ™‚ Plus lemon and ricotta cake is delicious πŸ™‚ Thanks, Leah

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