Angel Food Cupcakes

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recipe by Good Housekeeping

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based on 12 ratings

Light as air, these heavenly cupcakes need only a sprinkling of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream to complete them.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Cake flour icon
    Cake flour
    1 cup (110g)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    about ½ cup (61g)
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white
    1.67 cups (401g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    2 tsp (10ml)
  • Cream of tartar icon
    Cream of tartar
    1.5 tsp (5g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    1.25 cups (255g)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
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  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Muffin pan - 12-hole

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  2. Line 2 clean muffin pans with paper muffin cups
  3. Add cake flour and powdered sugar to a clean medium bowl
  4. Whisk briefly and set aside
  5. Add egg white, vanilla extract, cream of tartar and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Beat until foamy - medium speed
  7. Beat until soft peaks form - high speed
  8. Add granulated sugar to a clean small bowl
  9. Whisk sugar mixture into batter gradually
  10. Fold dry ingredients into batter gradually
  11. Transfer batter to 2 muffin pans
  12. Bake until springy to touch - 10 min, 190°C
  13. Transfer onto cooling rack
  14. Decorate with sieve
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