Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake

Sit back and imagine yourself a slice of the FLUFFIEST, lightest, and most delicious slice of refreshing, lemony cake…  that’s what this Lemon Ricotta Cake is!  Not overly sweet like most cakes, but just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth and dessert cravings.

I don’t have that much experience baking (or making recipes) with ricotta, but I think that’s about to change.  It’s such an amazing ingredient!  Ricotta adds an incredibly rich and sophisticated flavor to recipes — especially this cake.

I adapted this Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake recipe from Eating Well’s Blueberry Ricotta Cake.  I typed out my ingredient swaps below so you can see how I altered the recipe to be healthier and sugar free:

  • Increased Ricotta from ¾ cup to 1 cup
  • Used ½ cup Granulated Erythritol instead of ¾ cup Sugar
  • Used ¼ cup Coconut Oil instead of 5 tbs Butter

This Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake is sugar free, 100% whole grain, and contains protein and fiber to fill you up…  unlike typical cakes made with refined flour, a ton of white sugar, and artificial ingredients.

You know, the kind where you can eat 3 slices in a row but somehow never feel full?  Or if you magically do get full, you’ll get hungry again in 30 minutes…  that’s just the white sugar doin’ its thang.  But don’t worry, this Lemon Ricotta Cake won’t do that to you  🙂

This Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake is so light and fluffy, it's hard to believe that with every bite you take, you're indulging in sugar free, guilt free goodness! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

This Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake is sugar free, 100% whole grain, and contains protein and fiber to fill you up...  unlike typical cakes made with refined flour, a ton of white sugar, and artificial ingredients.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes
Servings: 2 mini loaves
Calories: 140 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Spray 2 mini loaf pans* with cooking spray.  Place pans on a cookie sheet (makes it easier to transfer in/out of the oven).
  2. In a stand mixer bowl with beater attachment, add the ricotta, eggs, erythritol, coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla paste, butter flavor, and stevia extract.  Mix on medium-low speed until completely smooth.
  3. With the mixer running, prepare the dry ingredients.  In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Turn the mixer off and dump in the dry ingredients.  Mix on low speed until mostly combined, then scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Mix on low one final time JUST until the batter is smooth.  Do not overmix.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for ~43-45 minutes, or until the surface of the cake springs back when tapped.  Let cool completely in the pans.  Slice and serve!
Recipe Notes

*You can definitely bake this in a regular cake pan if you like! Baking time may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/12th of entire recipe)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 4g 8%
Calcium 10%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Healthy Lemon Ricotta Cake is so light and fluffy, it's hard to believe that with every bite you take, you're indulging in sugar free, guilt free goodness! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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