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Angel Food Cupcakes

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Angel Food Cupcakes- The classic light as a feather cake made in cupcake form. These easy cupcakes are not only delicious, but, fat free!

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If you are looking for a great way to eat a cupcake and not feel any guilt…today’s recipe is going to make you pretty darn happy.

Ingredients List:

  • Flour+ Salt
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Egg whites
  • Lemon juice

Frosting? OK, full disclosure⇢ ⇢ These cupcakes pictured are fat free without the frosting. Yes, I’m sorry for any confusion. I frosted ours with a chocolate buttercream. But, there are other options to top these and still keep your fat content low.

Less Guilt Topping Ideas:

  • Dusting of powdered sugar or cocoa powder
  • Low fat or fat free whipped topping ( ex: Cool Whip) or whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit
  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup
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A few recipe notes:

I didn’t have any cream of tartar on hand, so, used lemon juice in place of it to stabilize the egg whites. If you have cream of tartar, it can be used instead of the lemon juice. You will need just 1/4 of a teaspoon.

When adding the sugar into your egg whites, do it gradually. You could deflate them if too much is added all at once.

Beat your egg whites until medium peaks are reached. They should be a shiny white color and thick once they are ready.


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Yield: 6 cupcakes

Angel Food Cupcakes

Angel Food Cupcakes- Big Green House #angelfood #cupcakes #dessert

Angel Food Cupcakes- The classic light as a feather cake made in cupcake form. These easy cupcakes are not only delicious, but, fat free!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 6 or 12 count muffin pan with liners.
  2. In bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and 2 TBSP sugar. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk egg whites until foamy. Then, increase speed slightly and add in lemon juice.
  4. Continue whipping and add in the 1/4 cup of sugar. Add in 1 tablespoon at a time and continue whipping until medium peaks form. Add in vanilla.
  5. Gently fold the flour/sugar mixture into whipped egg whites. Do this gradually.
  6. Divide batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake 15-18 minutes or tops spring back when touched. small note: these won't rise much
  7. Cool completely before frosting.


    • adapted from homemade in the kitchen

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    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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    1. notices you had a chocolate angel food cake can this angel food cupcake one be turned into the chocolate one love the recipe because its only my husband and I and 6 cupcakes are perfect he is also a diabetic

      1. Hi Jo–Yes,that’s a great idea! I would start with a small amount of cocoa powder (maybe just a teaspoon) at first, then, increase my taste preference. Whisk it into the flour/sugar mixture and fold into egg whites as per the recipe. Remember too–you many have to adjust your sugar too, just a smidgen.
        Please let me know how they work out!

    2. Yum! Yum! Yum! That’s all!

    3. Your Angel Food Cupcakes look so light and fluffy, we will really enjoy them. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,501!
      Miz Helen

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