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Gluten Free Peach Ricotta Cake

This gluten free peach ricotta cake is packed with delicious flavor. The ricotta cheese helps keep it moist, and the peaches add fresh summer flavor. Using coconut sugar, monk fruit sweetener means this cake has no granulated sugar.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Keyword Cake, Gluten Free, Peaches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 Slices

Ingredients

Cake

  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest from 2 oranges, divided
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice plus 2 teaspoon for Icing topping, see below
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup gluten free flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium peaches pitted and cut into ½” chop

Icing Topping

  • 5 tablespoons sugar free powdered monk fruit sweetener you can use confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoon orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line the bottom and 2 long sides with parchment paper, leaving 2 inches overhanging on each side.
  3. Using an electric mixer, blend together Coconut sugar and softened butter. Mix for about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each addition.
  5. Add ricotta, orange zest, 2 tablespoons orange juice and vanilla mix on medium-low speed just until combined, about 1 minute.
  6. Add gluten free flour, baking powder, salt, ginger and cinnamon; mix on low speed until almost combined, about 1 minute.
  7. Fold peaches into the batter. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  8. Bake until starting to brown around the edges and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  9. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  10. Then carefully pull the cake from the pan using parchment paper overhang.
  11. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  12. Whisk sugar free powdered monk fruit sweetener and the remaining 2 teaspoon orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Add more powdered monk fruit sweetener if too thing, more orange juice if too thick.
  13. Spoon the glaze onto the cooled cake.

Recipe Notes

Wrap airtight and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.