When Life Gives You Lemons, Video, Bake a Heavenly, Metabolism-Friendly Angel Cake!

I have a motto: If I bake it, my metabolism can take it! But if I’m going to splurge, it’s not going to be mindless munching on packaged junk food, so if I didn’t take the time to bake it, then we try to not have that dessert in our home. 

I feel that what we bake in our home is healthier, made with love, and metabolizes faster. It also takes effort and intention and gives me time to think if maybe I am just stressed, thirsty, or truly hungry and that is why I am having sugar cravings. This is another healthy way I try to get in touch with the food I eat. 

When you are truly hungry, be good to yourself and feel good about indulging in this Lemon Angel Cake made with my Gluten Free Baking Mix, fresh lemons and egg whites, and enjoy every single bite. It may feel like you're cheating, but you're not. And talk about easy... it only takes 15 minutes to put together!


Lemon Angel Cake

All Phases | Serves 8
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes


8 raw egg whites
Zest of 1 large lemon
1/2 cup Fast Metabolism Quick & Easy Dessert and Snack Mix

Glaze (optional):
1/4 cup powdered xylitol
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg whites and lemon zest, and whip with an electric mixer until the whites hold stiff peaks.

  3. Fold in the Dessert and Snack Mix one tablespoon at a time. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting with a serrated knife.

  4. For the optional glaze: Whisk together the glaze ingredients (add 1/2 teaspoon water to thin, if needed). Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.

*Whiz 3 to 4 tablespoons xylitol in a blender for 1 minute, then measure and use this like powdered sugar.

Makes 8 servings as a Phase 2 protein snack
Makes 4 servings for a Phase 2 meal protein (including breakfast)
Can be incorporated on other Fast Metabolism Diet Phases as a protein
May be used on any Burn or Food Rx program


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