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Lemon, Almond and Ricotta Cake

Lemon, Almond and Ricotta Cake

By: Lisa Guy

This light and lovely gluten-free cake is packed with good-quality protein to supply important amino acids to build and repair the body, make hormones and support lean muscle growth. Having protein with meals is important for maintaining a healthy weight by curbing hunger and sugar cravings and helping keep blood sugar levels balanced.



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  • 250g ricotta
  • 4 organic eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • Juice & zest 1 lemon
  • 250g almond meal
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • Juice & zest from 1 lemon
  • 1⁄4 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 150°C and grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
  • Place ricotta, egg yolks, honey, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold half the egg whites into the ricotta mixture and then fold in the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour mixture into the cake tin and bake for 50 mins or until golden and a skewer comes out cleanly from the centre.
  • To make the lemon syrup, add lemon juice and honey to a small saucepan and bring to the boil for 4 mins until it starts to thicken.
  • Allow your cake to cool before removing it from the tin.
  • Drizzle syrup over your cake and cover in pistachios.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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