|1/2||teaspoon Kosher salt|
|1||teaspoon cream of tartar|
|2/3||cup granulated sugar, divided|
|2||teaspoons vanilla extract|
|1/3||cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag|
|1||cup finely ground slivered almonds|
|1/2||cup sifted cake flour|
Filling and Topping
|2||(15 ounce) containers partially skimmed Ricotta cheese|
|1||tablespoon vanilla extract, divided|
|2/3||cup 1% lowfat milk|
|1/3||cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag, divided|
|2 ½||pints blueberries, divided|
|1/2||pint whipping cream|
|Blackberries for garnish|
|Strawberries for garnish|
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line bottom of 10-inch tube pan with parchment paper. In small metal bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, salt, with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add ⅓ cup sugar beating until stiff and shiny. Set aside.
In large bowl beat egg yolks and remaining sugar with electric mixer at medium speed 3-4 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Add vanilla, Stevia In The Raw®, beat 1 minute until blended. Combine ground almonds, cake flour and cornstarch in a bowl and blend well. Gently stir in cake flour and cornstarch mixture to egg yolk mixture. Add egg white mixture, stir gently until well blended. Pour batter into the ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Invert cake pan onto wire rack for about 30 minutes or until cake is cool. Loosen cake from pan. When cooled wrap in foil while preparing filling and whipping cream for topping.
Filling and Topping:
In medium bowl combine Ricotta cheese, milk, ¼ cup Stevia In The Raw® and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Fold 2 pints of blueberries. Divide the cake into 3 equal layers. Divide the blueberry Ricotta filling evenly between two of the layers. In separate bowl combine whipping cream, remaining Stevia In The Raw® and vanilla. Using electric mixer at high speed whip cream mixture until stiff peaks form. Spread a thin layer of whip cream on top layer of cake. Pipe whip cream around edge using a pastry bag. Trim cake with blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. Serve immediately.
Per Serving: 270 calories, 15g fat, 11g protein, 24g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 170mg sodium, 115mg cholesterol.
by Mai Linh Lawrence Skropanic
Looks easy to make and delicious!