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Angel Food Cupcakes

Light as air angel food cake cupcakes topped with whipped vanilla buttercream and fresh seasonal berries. Perfect for summer!
Angel Food Cupcakes | completelydelicious.com
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5 from 2 votes


For the cupcakes:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar (112 grams)
  • cup cake flour (56 grams)
  • 1 cup egg whites (250 ml, about 8 large eggs)
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Whipped Buttercream:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar , sifted (450 grams)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (113 grams)
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream (60 ml)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or lightly grease with butter.
  • Sift together the powdered sugar and cake flour 3 times. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or in a bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on medium high speed until foamy. Increase the speed to high and slowly add the granulated sugar 1 tablespoon at a time with the mixer running. Beat until glossy and soft peaks form. Stir in the vanilla.
  • In 3 additions, sift the dry ingredients over the meringue and gently fold in after each addition. Do not overmix or meringue will deflate.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan, filling the cups all the way to the top. Bake until golden and spring back when touched, about 18 minutes. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, either in a stand mixer or with a hand-held mixer, beat the powdered sugar and butter together until smooth. Add the whipping cream, salt and vanilla and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Frost cupcakes with buttercream and top with berries.


Calories: 201kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 49mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 247IU, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg
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