angel food cupcakes etc.

When I logged into blogger today I was thrilled to discover that I now have 400 followers! I'm so pleasantly surprised by this new burst of popularity and must continue to thank you wholeheartedly for your comments & support.

In keeping with the theme of healthier desserts for January, I wanted to find a lighter cupcake recipe and happily discovered these angel food cupcakes on Annie's Eats. The recipe is quite easy and they look beautiful when garnished with a little light whip cream and fresh fruit. Definitely worthy of your party guests...

{image via annie's eats}

Angel Food Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

1 cup cake flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
12 large egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Adjust oven racks to the two lowest positions. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners. In a small mixing bowl, sift together the flour, 3/4 cup of the sugar and the salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with the vanilla and cream of tartar on medium-high speed until soft-medium peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula, being careful not to deflate the batter.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake liners and bake for 12-15 minutes or until light golden. Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with whipped cream and fresh fruit, if desired.


Julie Gallagher said...

Just joined your blog and love it! This cupcakes look AMAZING - and great that they are "healthy"!

Brooke said...

Congrats on reaching 400 followers!

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...


Bethany said...

YUM! This makes me want summer again! Definitely want to try these :)

Unknown said...

yummmy yum yum!

congrats on 400, what a fabulous number!

Alexis said...

I see now you have 403! Congratulations...I can see why your blog is great.

Caroline said...

These look heavenly!! CONGRATS on 400... you are good at what you do and that is INSPIRE!! xo

Unknown said...

Congrats! I've got 22, but I'm getting there! :) 400 IS A LOT!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge fan of angel food cake, but as a cupcake with berries and cream...oh yes, I would eat that.

TMB said...

omg!!! these look soooo yummy!!!

the shoppe owner said...

i love your blog. and you just saved me from having to buy an angel food cake type pan!!! i have been craving it (it was my daddy's favorite!) and now i can easily have it :)

jojosfinds said...

These look sooooo good!

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