Fourth of July Celebration Cake
Save 200 calories, 19 grams of fat, and 16 grams of carbohydrates compared with the traditional cake recipe!
Yield: Serves 16
- 6 eggs, separated
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup STEVIA EXTRACT IN THE RAW® CUP FOR CUP
- 1 cup finely ground slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup sifted cake flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
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 EXTRACT IN THE RAW® CUP FOR CUP, divided
- 2 1/2 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 1/3 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 EXTRACT 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, 1/4 cup STEVIA EXTRACT 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 EXTRACT 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.
Source: Stevia in the Raw