Ricotta Almond Gluten-free Cake

Had some leftover ricotta cheese from the Instant Kalakand|Kalakand Sweet Recipe I made last week. And there was no way, I could have wasted the delicious ricotta. As such I wanted to bake something for my parents. Especially a moist tea cake that’s not overly sweet. So thought up whipping up this beautiful ricotta Almond gluten-free cake. It was no need to go for the gluten-free version but I thought the marriage between ricotta, olive oil, and Almond flour is made in heaven.., I mean made in Italy.

Here are a few other tea cakes that you may want to try –

Lemon Bundt Cakes, How to Make Lemon Bundt Cakes

Pound Cake with Dried Fruits

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Lemon Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe


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Here is the Recipe-


  • 1 cup ricotta (use soft paneer if you don’t have ricotta available)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup very finely ground almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2TSP baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 TBSP almond essence
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • Prepare a 9-inch rounded cake pan by buttering and layering the bottom with parchment paper
  • Beat oil, eggs, and sugar till the mixture becomes frothy
  • Carefully add the ricotta/paneer and mix till the ricotta blends well
  • Mix in almond essence, salt, and baking soda
  • In batches add the almond flour
  • Fold in carefully
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake till a toothpick comes out clean (about an hour)
  • Let the cake cool completely before you cut it.

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4 thoughts on “Ricotta Almond Gluten-free Cake

  1. I used paneer for this recipe and was amazed by how beautiful and delicious the cake turned out to be. It has earned its spot as a family favorite.


  2. This would be perfect with my afternoon tea or coffee break. I like that it is gluten free. I can share it with my friends who are on special diets!


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