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Gluten free berries cake

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Written by Veronica Lavenia

Gluten free berries cake is not just a cake but a delicious dessert, too.

In Italy, in the South in particular, the climate does not allow an abundant and long cultivation of berries. The wild ones grow in the woods but the harvest is not accessible to everyone. It goes a little better in some areas of northern Italy but, in any case, they are not typical Italian fruits. Since I prefer the local fruit to imported fruit, when the short season of berries begins, I take this opportunity to taste their richness of flavor, color and vitamins.

This gluten free berries loaf cake is one of my summer ritual. A delicious and tasty dessert, made with unrefined and organic ingredients. Ricotta is the added value of this recipe because it makes the cake naturally moist and soft, allowing you to omit the oil. As an alternative to ricotta, for a vegan recipe, you can use a plant based yogurt. Perfect to serve with fresh cream or gelato.

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Gluten free berries cake: Ingredients

2 organic free range eggs

80 g (3 oz) raw coconut sugar

250 g (7 oz) brown rice flour, sifted

1 tsp organic baking powder

Zest of untreated lemon

150 g (5 oz) fresh ricotta

150 g (5 oz) berries, washed

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Gluten free berries cake: Method

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until a light and sparkling mixture is obtained.
  2. Mix the flour with baking powder and the lemon zest and add to the egg mixture. Add the ricotta cheese, continuing to mix.
  3. Sprinkle the berries with the flour and add to the dough, stirring gently.
  4. Pour the mixture into a mold, covered with baking paper (wet and squeezed). Bake for 45 minutes.

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based (food) writer, (food) communicator and magazine contributor. Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea";" TML" (The Mediterranean lifestyle), among others.