Day 230 – Angel Food Cupcakes

18 Mar

So, after the fun (and possible crazy shenanigans) of St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, I thought something nice and light would be welcome today.  It was that or a hangover cupcake.  I felt like nice and light….And these Angel Food Cupcakes (recipe below from It Bakes Me Happy) looked just light enough!

Angel-Cupcake     Mini-Angel-Cake

The cupcakes are a little thicker, and slightly chewier than an angel food cake. But they are dense, squishy and sticky just like angel food. And have that sweet vanilla flavor too.

Note: The minis don’t taste as much like angel food cake. They have a sweet vanilla flavor, but not exactly angel food.

Whipped-Frosting

The frosting is whipped cream. Plain. Simple. Soft. Fluffy. And yummy.

Angel-Food-Cupcake     Mini-Angel-Food-Cupcake

I mean, these are just happy cupcakes. With the whipped cream they taste exactly like home. My aunt used to make angel food cake all the time when I was growing up. We’d top it with whipped cream, or Cool Whip or whatever. This. Is. It. Tastes exactly like that. Simple. Sweet. Home.

Angel-Food-Cake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Angel Food Cupcakes (recipe from It Bakes Me Happy)

For the Angel Food:

  • 1/2 c + 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For the Frosting:

  • 1 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For directions visit It Bakes Me Happy.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes*

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