Angel Food Cupcake

Preparation Time = 20 mins         Cooking Time = 20 - 25 mins

INGREDIENTS

angel-food-cupcakeMakes 12 cupcakes 

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar 
  • 12 egg whites from large eggs ( enough for 1 1/2 cups) 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
  2. Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl and beat at high speed until egg whites are frothy. This will take approximately 1 minute.
  3. Add cream of tartar, salt and vanilla to egg whites.  Mix at high speed until egg whites are almost stiff, approximately 4 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of sugar gradually while mixing on low speed.  Scrape bowl.
  5. Mix flour and remaining 1/2 cup sugar together and spoon 1/4 of mixture over egg whites, folding gently between each addition.
  6. Pour batter into cupcake liners until they are 2/3 full.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown and cracks are very dry.
  7. Cool cupcakes completely before removing from pan.  Place on cooling rack to finish cooling process.
  8. Place in airtight container if not decorating straight away.