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Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean


Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean

Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean

You can have your cake and eat it too without the guilt or the sugar crash with this healthy recipe that’s packed with 12 egg whites and loaded with proteins from legumes.

Matcha Angel Food Cake with White Bean

By Rina Oh

Servings: 8

Time: 2 hours


  • 12 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons Matcha powder
  • 6 cups cooked white beans
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Using a hand mixer with the balloon whisk attachment, combine egg whites with cream of tartar, water, and vanilla extract and whip for 5 minutes on medium speed until the mixture reaches the soft peak stage. Slowly add small amounts of the confectioners sugar until it’s all incorporated for 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue mixing for 3 more minutes. Turn down the speed to medium-low speed and slowly add the cake flour in batches of 2 tablespoons. When the flour is all in, allow the dry flour to blend with egg mixture and increase the speed of mixer again to high speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer batter into a deep dish non stick pan (do not grease the pan). Shake the pan back and forth to even out the surface.
  4. Place pan into oven and bake for 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Using a blender combine beans and confectioners sugar and pulse for 1 minute. Increase the speed and blend on high speed for 2 minutes until the mixture is pureed.
  6. Take cake out the oven when it’s finished baking and place on a cooling rack for an hour. Gently remove the cake from the pan and place on a cutting board. Using a cake knife, slice cake horizontally in the middle.
  7. To assemble, place one piece of the cake, with the crust down and soft side up. Spoon half the bean filling onto the first layer of the cake, allow some of the filling to drip off the sides. Place second layer on top with the soft green side up. Repeat the same step. Top cake with coconut sugar.
  8. Divide cake into 8 pieces and serve.

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Favorite Moments: How to Eat Your Favorite Thanksgiving Pie

May I introduce my little pumpkin pie, the ultimate fan favorite Thanksgiving dessert?! Some lifetime memories were made late last night after we devoured two rounds of turkey and glazed ham married with my new kimchi sofrito recipe. Afterwards- we were greeted by the inevitable delectable pumpkin pie, who sat next to a perfect pecan pie. They were both pinched long before dessert time of course. But who can blame a room full of overstuffed adults and children? Not me….and I certainly couldn’t say no to anyone asking for more whipped cream…Hope you had fun with yours, because we certainly did!

Hello Pumpkin Pie

Hello Pecan Pie.

Hello Gorgeous!

Me: Show everyone how to eat pie Daniel, Mommy’s taking pictures with my iPhone!

Daniel: Ok….

Daniel takes his FIRST bite of pumpkin pie, EVER.

Daniel: How was that Mommy?

Me: You didn’t smile. :( Can you smile for me?

Daniel: Ok, take another picture…CHEESE!!!!!!

Me: That’s such a fake smile Daniel! Ugh- just eat your pie then.

Daniel: Ok.

Daniel: (silent thoughts) This pie sucks. I’m bored. Thanksgiving sucks.

Daniel: (silent thoughts) I’m sooooo bored……

Daniel: (silent thoughts) At least it’s better than more turkey and veggies!

Daniel: (silent thoughts) I wonder if it tastes any different if I cut it into pieces?

Daniel: (silent thoughts) One more piece to go and then I’ll know. Nothing better than pie with whipped cream…yay!

Daniel: Oh no! I’m out of whipped cream!!!!!!!! MOMMY!!!!!! There’s no more whipped cream! :(

Me: You mean this? You want more?

Daniel: Yay! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Me: Here you go gorgeous! On second thought- do you want to try a big bite of whipped cream?

Daniel: Huh? On my fork?

Me: No. Just open wide!!

Daniel: Um, ok.

Daniel: AH.

Alex: (in the background) Hey what are you doing to Daniel?

Me: You want some too Alex?

Alex: Hey- what are you doing with that thing in my face!!!

Me: Just say Ah- look! It’s really yummy…

Alex: (giggles)

Me: Ok- who’s next? Mozie!!!!

Mozie: I don’t think so. Get that device away from my furry face! (jumps off the couch and hides)

And Daniel takes the last big bite before we’re off to sweet dreams….

Daniel: Mommy, can I tell you something? I had so much fun today! I love you very very much Mommy.

Me: I love you more my little black beauty.

Fireworks sparked off somewhere in the distant sky before we were gently swept away into a dreamy landscape with magical unicorns and fairies…

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How to Eat Your Favorite Childhood Ice Cream

I recently went on a culinary voyage to my home away from home. To the place I called home for three primal years of my life. Going to Korea to eat my heart out- I couldn’t leave without having my favorite childhood food- the inevitable ice cream which haunted me for decades, as this little thing was the last thing I remembered eating before taking off into the unknown (South America) with my parents and brother. I didn’t find the strawberry flavor I coveted so much- but instead discovered a new one, pistachio with a chocolate ball at the very end for happy endings.

How to Eat Your Favorite Childhood Ice Cream:

Inspect the little big thing at first.

I wonder if this ice cream missed me as much as I did…

Small bites, licks, exams…

Yup- that’s what I’ve been craving for so many years.

The taste just fills me up with utter joy!

Where have you been all my life?

It’s just me and my little ice cream cone! Like a kid again…but better-

I went out and bought three of them and had it for breakfast!

Pistachio flavored chocolate coated ice cream cone with a happy little ending…

Here’s looking at you kid…

Me: Hello?

Auntie: Rina, did you have breakfast?

Me: Um- yea, having some ice cream right now…

Auntie: for breakfast? You’ll get diarrhea!!

Me: Well- I already had two of them so it’s a tad bit late now don’t you think?

Ok- I gotta go now, have lots of things to do (eat my ice cream in peace!!)

And at the end of this happy journey

there’s a chocolate ball awaiting to be Devoured!

The end~ till we meet again,

hopefully it’ll be sooner than later…

To be continued…

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