Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Angel Food Cupcakes

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I was craving something sweet but didn't want to sabotage my diet. Then, I suddenly ran across angel food cake in the grocery store so it occurred to me to bake my own. I think this fatfree cake owes its popularity to its lightness. It is reminds me of cotton candy.

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Once at home, with everything laid out and ready to start, I realized I didn't have an angel food cake pan with a removable bottom. Well, that would make it difficult to unmold the cake without any damage. I, immediately, remembered I had some laminated muffin liners and I could make Angel Food Cupcakes. Why not? The problem was solved and my craving too.

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Vanilla Angel Food Cake

1/2 plus 1/4 cups sugar, separated
1 piece vanilla bean, split
1/2 cup cake flour, sifted
6 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 325°.
Place 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean, and add seeds to sugar; discard bean. Work the vanilla seeds into sugar with fingers until well combined.

Combine flour and sugar mixture, whisk to combine.

Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt. Beat until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in juice. Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Fold in after each addition.

Spoon the batter into an ungreased tube pan, spreading evenly. Bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan. Cool completely. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert cake onto plate.
Fonte: Cooking Light


11 comments:

A Taste in Heaven said...

This recipe looks simply delicious... And I'll be trying it out this weekend!!

Marcel Miwa & Nina Moori said...

Nossa, eu nunca havia pensado em fazer cupcake de angelcake. Próxima vez que eu der aula desse bolo vou sugerir para os alunos.

Lu said...

Ai minha pancinha!
Looks wonderful!!!

Anh said...

Oh, this is so wonderful! I am so glad to discover your blog. :)

Bete said...

Nossa, assim não dá pra manter a linha. Parece delicioso.
bjs!!!

Maria said...

ate me cresceu agua na boca :))mnhammnham beijocas

The Fruity Cook said...

Shall certainly be making that recipe. Many thanks.

Não Somos Apenas Rostinhos Bonitos said...

Nossa, que massa fofinha, como ficou assim?

Não Somos Apenas Rostinhos Bonitos said...

Muito obrigada pela informação.
Beijocas

Nishehe said...

i wanna make one now..... :)

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