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Snow Angel Cupcakes

Angel Food Cupcakes with sweetened cream and raspberries | by Carrie Sellman for TheCakeBlog.com

Snow Angel Cupcakes – light angel food cupcakes with lemon zest topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

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Ingredients

For the Angel Food Cupcakes

When Ready To Serve

Instructions

Make the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, pulse sugar until it is superfine.  Roughly two minutes on low.
  3. Combine ½ cup sugar with cake flour and sift together four times.  Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer filled with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites, salt and cream of tarter until medium firm peaks.
  5. Sprinkle remaining 1 ½ cups sugar over egg whites with mixer running.  Mix until thick and shiny.
  6. Add lemon zest.  Mix several additional minutes until very thick.  Remove bowl from stand mixer.  Scrape down whisk attachment, removing all egg whites and zest.
  7. Sprinkle ¼ of flour mixture into bowl and gently fold into egg whites using a clean rubber spatula.  Repeat until all flour has been added.
  8. Spoon batter into a muffin tin lined with cupcake wrappers.  Fill each wrapper almost to the very top.  Smooth top.
  9. Bake 17 – 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes and then remove from muffin tin to cool completely.

When Ready To Serve:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk chilled heavy cream and 4 tablespoons sugar until you have soft peaks.
  2. When ready to serve, spoon a dollop of whipped cream on top of each cupcake.  Top with a fresh raspberry and a sprinkle of confectioners sugar, if desired.

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