Angel Food Cupcakes

Angel Food Cupcakes

Not only does angel food taste delicious, it is also fat free! These cupcakes are 87 calories without the icing and 122 with icing.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 2/3 C. cake flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

Icing:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 C. water
  • ½ C. sugar
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a muffin tin and line with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk  together the confectioner’s sugar, cake flour, and salt.
  3. Mix together the egg whites, water, vanilla extract, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl.
  4. Mix  on low speed until foamy, then on medium speed and gradually add the granulated sugar in 1 tablespoon increments.
  5. When all the sugar has been added, turn the speed to high and beat until medium peaks form.
  6. Sift half of the dry ingredients through a fine mesh strainer into the egg whites. Fold in carefully.
  7. Fold in the second half of the dry ingredients.
  8. Spoon the batter into the pan.
  9. Bake for 18 minutes until the tops are slightly golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool.

For the icing:

  1. Place the egg whites and vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Whisk the water and sugar together.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the syrup reaches 234 degrees.
  4. While the sugar syrup is boiling, whip the egg whites on low speed until they form foamy peaks.
  5. When the syrup has reached 234 degrees, drizzle it into the egg whites, turning the speed to medium-high.
  6. Whip until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
  7. Beat in the salt.
  8. Fill a piping bag and frost cupcakes.

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