I made these to take to dinner after my sister's graduation tomorrow. I have been dying to make these angel food cupcakes for weeks!
Both recipes come from different posts from How Sweet It Is:
The cupcakes were a little bit denser than I had hoped, but they were still yummy. The frosting however, was so AMAZING! I think I may have to find another cupcake to put it on...
Angel Food Cupcakes:makes 18 cupcakes (adapted for 18, recipe was originally for 36)
- 6 large egg whites
- 3/4 teaspoons cream of tarter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 + 1/3 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Let egg whites sit at room temperature for about one hour before beginning.
- While eggs are resting, measure out powdered sugar and flour, then sift powdered sugar, flour and salt together. Set aside. Line a cupcake tin (or two) with cupcake liners.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in the bottom third of oven.
- Beat egg whites until frothy.
- Add in cream of tarter, then beat at medium speed until soft peaks form.
- Gradually add granulated sugar with the mixer still on medium speed, continuing to beat until egg whites thicken a bit more with opaque, soft, droopy peaks.
- Once there, beat in vanilla extract.
- Remove the bowl from the mixer and sprinkle 1/4 of the dry ingredients over the egg whites. Fold gently with a spatula until combined completely. Continue with the rest of the dry ingredients in increments
- Once batter is smooth, use a 1/4 cup measure to pour heaping scoops of batter into each liner. Bake for 18-19 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Let cool completely, then frost as desired. ( I didn't follow this instruction and probably didn't put enough batter in the cups...they weren't as large as I would have liked)
Hot Fudge Frosting:
This made about twice as much frosting as I needed.... but that's OK. I am saving the rest for another day.
- 1 cup of butter (2 sticks), softened
- 3-4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup special dark cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup hot fudge sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons milk, if needed
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth.
- Gradually add in powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time with the mixer on low, increasing it to medium-high speed once all the sugar has been added.
- Add the cocoa, vanilla and hot fudge, and mix until completely combined. If the frosting seems very thick, add some milk 1 tablespoon at a time and mix until it comes together.
- I used Wilton 1E to pipe the frosting.
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