Angel Food Cupcakes With Whipped Cream And Berries Are So Light And Airy
Yum! These are the perfect summer treat.
Whether you’re hosting an afternoon tea party or a backyard barbecue, this is the perfect dessert to serve up at your next shindig. Not only are cupcakes easier on the host (because who has time to slice a cake perfectly?!), but they’re also portable, bite-sized and way more fun for the guests to enjoy, too.
So, baking angel food cake in cupcake form will be an all-around win, and this recipe will show you exactly how to do so.
Betty Crocker walks you through the steps of taking a box of angel food cake mix and transforming it into cupcakes topped with vanilla cream frosting and berries. You end up with a refreshingly sweet treat that practically melts in your mouth.
Start with a package of Betty Crocker’s white angel food cake mix, and combine with water using an electric mixer until the mixture is nice and smooth.
Pour the batter into cupcake liners that have been placed in a muffin tin. Bake for 12 to 20 minutes or until each cupcake is cooked through and turns slightly golden brown.
For the topping, combine heavy cream, granulated sugar and vanilla bean paste, and beat until it reaches a nice whipped consistency.
Top each cupcake with this whipped cream frosting and then add berries — raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, you name it — as a finishing step.
Once you’ve finished topping your cupcakes with berries or your choice of seasonal fruit, you’re all set to serve! At last, it’s time to dish out these oh-so-pretty desserts to your guests:
If you’d like to try your hand at making the angel food cake from scratch, this recipe from Midget Momma will serve as a great guide.
As the recipe outlines, you’ll need salt, cake flour, sugar, egg whites, vanilla, warm water and cream of tartar to create the cake base.
This version also suggests making the frosting step a little easier by using a container of Cool Whip as a topping. You’ll end up with an equally delicious and well-presented cupcake:
You could also mix and match these two recipes, using the whipped frosting recipe from Betty Crocker with the homemade angel food cake from Midget Momma to create a treat made entirely from scratch.
Alternatively, skip the homemade frosting step above and opt to use Cool Whip with the Betty Crocker box mix of angel food cake for a completely quick and easy recipe. Any combo will turn out tasting amazing!
Plus, Eating on a Dime points out that when you go with a box mix and a container of Cool Whip, not only will you save on time, you’ll also save on calories. According to this version, one cupcake would only be 60 calories.
Easy, tasty, low calorie, cloud-like and cute to boot? There’s no reason not to serve these up at your next get-together or as a post-dinner treat.