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Light Ricotta Cheesecake

This light ricotta cheesecake will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving a strong aftertaste. This dessert is relatively healthy because only little sugar and fat are required. Serve the cake with your favorite yogurt and fruits, it will be a perfect breakfast / dessert option on a hot summer day.

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 3-5 g melted butter
  • 20 g ricotta cheese
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 45-50 g milk
  • 10 g sugar
  • 35 g pastry flour

Notes:

Adding lemon/lime zest will give the cake a more refreshing taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine egg yolk, ricotta cheese, milk and melted butter in a  bowl.
  2. Mix well, then add sifted flour (add lemon/lime zest at this stage as well).
  3. Stir and mix well the egg yolk  mixture.
  4. Add sugar to egg whites in 3 additions, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add 1/3 beaten egg whites to egg yolk mixture, fold in with a spatula.
  6. Pour batter back into the remaining beaten egg whites, fold in, do not stir.
  7. Pour batter to baking pan, bake at 165 degrees C for about 20 min or until inserted toothpick comes out clean (I used two 4-inch pans)

Serve with your favorite fruits and yogurt and enjoy.

Guilt-free dessert can be delicious!

ENJOY!

More healthy desserts:

Healthy Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Easy & Healthy Crêpes

Healthy Banana Muffins 

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