Delicious Lemon Ricotta Loaf – moist and super easy to make, this lemon cake is a must make for a healthy low syn treat.
Years ago I used to make this amazing Lemon Ricotta Loaf and when I say amazing, it really was delicious in every way. I think the ricotta does something magical to the cake keeping it super moist.
So last week I figured I would have a go at a low syn option.
It was a complete experiment and I really wasn’t sure if it would work out. Some of my best recipes come from this kind of genius moments in the kitchen when I throw some ingredients together and hope for the best.
As I opened the oven and removed the loaf – the amazing smell of lemon hit me instantly.
I literally was drooling as I waited for it to cool down, so I could slice and sample.
Of course, no lemon loaf is complete without a little lemon drizzle over the top that seeps into the loaf adding that extra delicious lemony flavour. A step that I just wasn’t going to leave out.
This was seriously delicious and I’ve made it a couple more times since even adding some slices to the freezer.
One thing I need to add is that I use an Erythritol based granulated sweetener in this loaf. It’s my preferred choice because it’s natural based instead of artificial and is the closest in taste to normal sugar without the calories. You also use the same measurements as sugar like for like.
Something to bear in mind if using a different granulated sweetener because the final bake/taste may not be the same.
Another thing to mention about granulated sweeteners is that Slimming World made some changes to how sweeteners are used if using more than a tablespoon of sweetener you should syn at 0.5 syns per tablespoon. But as there is only 1 tbs used in a serving, I haven’t synned the sweetener. Plus this rule was introduced to protect your losses because members were making very low syn or syn free cakes with just sweetener and eggs and eating the whole thing. That’s not the case here. This is a real proper cake, perfectly portioned so you don’t need to worry.
Got a sweet tooth and looking for some other delicious low syn cakes and treats? Check out some of these:
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- Best Ever Low Syn Brownies
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- Chocolate Mousse
- White Chocolate Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt Bark
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What can I serve with this Delicious Lemon Ricotta Loaf?
This is Perfect just as it is with a nice cup of tea or coffee either as a snack or dessert.
However, it would equally pair well with some speedy berries and a little yoghurt if you want something more filling.
Kitchen Items Used for this Delicious Lemon Ricotta Loaf
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- 1 cup (160g) of plain (all purpose flour)
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of Lemon extract
- Lemon zest
- 270g of ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup (4 tbs) of fat-free plain yoghurt
- 10 tbs of Natural Erythritol sweetener
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbs of Icing Sugar
- fresh lemon juice (just enough to make into an icing drizzle
- Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4 (not a fan oven)
- Combine the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt
- Combine the ricotta, erythritol, yoghurt, Lemon extract, lemon zest and egg.
- Add this int the flour and fold until all combined.
- Pour into loaf tin lined with parchment paper.
- Place in oven and bake for approx 50 minutes (skewer entered into centre should come out clean)
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Mix together icing sugar with a little lemon juice until you have a drizzle consistency.
- Drizzle this over the top of the cake.
- Slice and serve,
This recipe is Vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 5 syns per serving
- WW Smart Points - 3 per serving
*SUITABLE FOR FREEZING
Recipe has only been tested using Erythritol sweetener, so bake may not be the same with other types of sweetener.
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- 100% Natural Erythritol 1 Kg | Granulated ZERO Calorie Sugar Replacement
- Fox Run Bread/Meat Loaf Pan Kitchen Bakeware Stainless Steel NEW
- ZeZaZu Parchment Paper Sheets for Baking (100 Sheets), Precut 12 x 16 inches - Exact Fit for Half-Sheet Baking Pans, Unbleached, Dual-Sided Coating, Siliconized, Non-Stick, RECLOSABLE Pack
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Serving Size1 slice
Amount Per ServingCalories 121 Total Fat 4.3g Saturated Fat 2.1g Cholesterol 45mg Sodium 167mg Carbohydrates 14.8g Fiber 0.4g Sugar 2.2g Protein 5.9g
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