Mini Angel Food Cakes…

by Jamie on May 20, 2009

Over the weekend, I made a delectable dinner of barbequed baby back ribs with twice baked potatoes and grilled asparagus. I figured this would be plenty of food, but the boyfriend requested a dessert to accompany the feast. I did not want to make anything heavy considering the menu had enough fat and calories to suffice us for several days, so I opted for mini angel food cakes which I topped with macerated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. The recipe for angel food cake was super easy to make and in my opinion tasted much better than the boxed version. Although I am not a huge fan of angel food cake, I found this dessert to really hit the spot on a warm spring day.

Angel Food Cake
Adapted from allrecipes
Makes 14 cupcakes

Ingredients
6 eggs
1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar

Directions
1. Separate eggs; discard yolks or refrigerate for another use. Measure egg whites, adding or removing whites as needed to equal 3/4 cup. Place in a mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare your cupcake pan by lining and/or spraying with non-stick cooking spray (I usually line then give them a quick spray).
3. Meanwhile, sift confectioners’ sugar and flour together three times; set aside.
4. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on high speed.
5. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
6. Fold in flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time.
7. Gently spoon batter into prepared cupcake pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack.
10. Garnish with macerated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream…Enjoy!


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Ingrid May 20, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Looks good. I recently found out that I like angel food cake so long as it’s homemade. World of a difference.
~ingrid

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rookie cookie May 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I have never made an angel food cake because it seems daunting with the egg whites. But this recipe seems quite approachable with them being mini. Gonna give this a go soon.

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Risa May 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I think Angel Food cake makes a perfect spring dessert. I have not had one in ages!

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oneshotbeyond May 20, 2009 at 4:48 pm

light and sweet…just like we need for summer desserts!

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How To Eat A Cupcake May 20, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Yes! Allrecipes.com never lets me down. I love angel food cake, and this looks scrumptious!

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Jigginjessica May 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Yum! What a cute idea for dinner party dessert!

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Em May 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I agree with Ingrid… home made angel food is the only way to go.

Excellent photography… as always!

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Brilynn May 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I always have extra egg whites on hand from ice cream making so I’m definitely going to give this a try!se

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Zeitgeist May 21, 2009 at 10:55 am

This is interesting! I never thought it would be possible to bake angel food cake in a cupcake pan. I’m not sure how a previous used cupcake pan will work since I know angel food cake doesn’t rise if the pan has grease. I’d love to know your thoughts!

Thanks so much for posting and sharing!

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Debbie May 21, 2009 at 10:59 am

That looks so light and delicious! The strawberries are perfect for that!

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teresa May 21, 2009 at 12:39 pm

This looks so fluffy and delicious! I love Angel Food cake!

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Elyse May 22, 2009 at 10:53 am

Awww, your mini angel food cakes look fabulous!! I think this is the perfect light dessert after a heavy cookout dinner (those ribs sound delish, by the way). YUM!

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Desmone007 May 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm

This is such a well-balanced dessert, the flavors complement each other so well. My favorite! Thanks for sharing. If you don’t mind, I would love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget to this post and you’re all set!

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somethingsweetbykaren May 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

these really caught my eye in my reader, they look delicious. and i love light desserts like angel food cakes.

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Leslie May 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I have been meaning to make some angel food cake. thanks for lighting a fire under my butt!

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Hot Polka Dot February 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

These look divine! Angel food cake + strawberries + whip cream = one tasty dessert. Thanks!

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Margaret April 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Mini angel food cakes. I didn’t even know they made pans for those. How cute. Looks like a perfect dessert for the filling meal.

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Jessie May 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I’ll be making these this weekend. My sister suggested them as a nice, light, springtime dessert, and I can’t wait!

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amy September 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

Tried this, and failed miserably. I think spraying the cucake pans didnt allow the cake to “climb” the pan. Also take my advice, fill the pan a little more than half way, not quite 2/3 full.

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