Summer fruit is giving me life these days. Whether it’s raw, baked or preserved, I truly can’t get enough. This blueberry ricotta cake is the perfect way to highlight summer berries & serve a gorgeous, crowd-pleasing sweet. While it’s technically a “cake”, we highly suggest you give it a try for breakfast. After all, summer’s for enjoying the simple things in life — just call it a “breakfast cake” and no one will know the difference.

Blueberry & Ricotta Breakfast Cake (gluten-free)

Serves 6 - 8

ingredients


  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/3 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup turbinado sugar (+ 2 tablespoons to top)
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, close to room temperature (not chilled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • confectioner's sugar, to top
instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together first six ingredients (dry ingredients) until well combined. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together almond milk, coconut oil, ricotta, vanilla & egg yolks. Set egg whites aside &HJ chill for 10 minutes. Mix wet ingredients into the dry until combined well. Stir in blueberries and lemon zest, then set aside.
  2. Grease a 9 inch cast-iron or springform pan with coconut oil. Add chilled egg whites into a stand mixer and whip on high speed for 1-2 minutes until fluffy with soft peaks. Fold whipped egg whites, into the batter, adding a little at a time, making sure not to overmix.
  3. Add batter to your greased pan, top with 2 tablespoons raw sugar & bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick entered into the center of the cake comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 20-25 minutes before serving. Top with confectioners sugar & serve!
10 comments
  1. 1
    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | July 2, 2015 at 6:52 am

    This cake looks so delicious. I would definitely eat it for breakfast!

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  2. 2
    Chanel Dror | July 2, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Yum.

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  3. 3
    Corina | July 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    It looks beautiful. I can’t resist anything with blueberries in.

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  4. 4
    annie | July 4, 2015 at 12:33 am

    The cake looks and sounds delicious and that serving spoon is gorgeous!

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    Tammie | July 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    this is beautiful and i love your ingredients. I look forward to making it for company some day!
    Thank you.

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    micupoftea | July 25, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for the recipe- nice ingredient choice. yum 🙂

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    Emily | July 31, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Stunning! I’m expecting to get some peaches and blueberries at the market tomorrow, so I will have to make this little number. I’m curious about how the sorghum flour will taste since I’ve never used it before!

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    teffysperks | August 11, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious! I was actually just about to get ready to leave my house to buy some ricotta, no word of a lie! This is perfect, and I can’t wait to try it!

    Love Sassy Kitchen, her recipes are awesome =)

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    Thao @ In Good Flavor | August 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

    This skillet cake looks beautiful and sounds delicious! I need to try this! Pinning.

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