These cupcakes are a good thing.
They’re a very good thing. Like they couldn’t have come at a better time-bikini season!! (<–Yikes)
I’m not sure how it is even possible to have 70 calories in a cupcake but it happened..Unintentionally. I am actually a huge lover of angel food cake. I had never had chocolate angel food cake before, so I decided to give it a whirl. A whirl in cupcake form of course!
Because I made these into cupcakes, they obviously were begging for frosting, so that was a teeny dilemma I was having. I didn’t want to make a buttercream because I thought that might be too sweet (Yes, “too sweet” is possible for me) and I really am not much of a fan of cream cheese frosting, so I decided to go with my family’s favorite-whipped cream frosting
These cupcakes do deflate a little after a minute or two out of the oven. Be sure to fill the cupcakes with batter about 3/4 full, for the full experience!
Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes
(Makes 15-17 cupcakes)
6 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup cake flour (or all purpose flour whisked with 1 teaspoon corn starch)
3/4 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350˚F and line muffin tins with cupcake liners
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, allow the 6 eggs whites to sit (covered with plastic wrap) for about 30 minutes to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, sift 1/4 cup and 2 Tablespoons of white sugar, the cake flour, the cocoa powder, and the salt. Set aside.
- Once egg whites are at room temperature, beat using the whisk attachment until frothy. Mix in cream of tartar. Beat with whisk attachment until soft peaks form, gradually add in remaining 1/4 cup and 2 Tablespoons of white sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time. Beat until shiny and stiff peaks form. Beat in te vanilla extract.
- Sift the flour mixture over the egg whites, one quater at a time. Fold after each addition using a rubber spatula. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each cupcake liner. Bake in preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
Random Fact of the Day: he chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.