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Light Angel Food Cupcakes

These light angel food cupcakes are completely customizable and the perfect light and airy dessert.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Angel Food, Berries, Cupcake, Fruit
Servings: 24
Author: Grace

Ingredients

  • Boxed Angel Food Cake
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Powdered Milk
  • ¼ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder (optional)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Ganache (optional, recipe below.)
  • Fresh Fruit (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with 24 liners.
  • Prepare the angel food cake according to the directions on the box. Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pans, and bake the cupcakes for 14-18 minutes or until a golden brown and the cracks on top are dry in the middle.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool to room temperature.
  • Hollow out a small bit of the middle of the cupcake and fill with chocolate ganache if desired. This step is totally optional.
  • Combine the whipping cream, powdered milk, vanilla bean paste, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the cocoa powder if desired. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Pipe the whipped cream on top of the prepared cupcakes. Top with your favorite garnishes. Heavier garnishes such as blackberries might have to be secured with a toothpick because whipped cream is a very light frosting. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Toppings and Fillings are all absolutely your choice! Go crazy, take risks, and have fun! Some things that you could add to the frosting include, cocoa powder, lemon zest or the zest of another citrus fruit, strawberry coulis, chopped nuts, and anything else that your heart desires. 
  • Chocolate Ganache Recipe: Melt together 3/4 cup of a chocolate of your choice with 1/2 cup of cream in a saucepan remove from heat and allow to cool to a safe temperature before using as a filling.