Angel Food Cupcakes

Light as air angel food cupcakes are exactly what you need to satisfy that sweet tooth without feeling weighed down.

Baking success tips

The most important thing you can do is make sure you are following all the recommendations I make. The extra effort is worth it in the end for the lightest angel food cupcakes ever.

  • Yes, you really do need to process the granulated sugar. The large sugar granules cut into the whipped egg whites and can deflate them.
  • Yes, you really do need to sift your flour. It keeps the dry ingredients fluffy which makes it easier to incorporate into the egg whites without deflating them.
  • Recommended tools: sifter, mini food processor, egg white separator,

Decoration ideas

Decorating and topping these angel food cupcakes is so much fun. I recommend staying away from dense or heavy toppings such as American buttercream.

Instead, opt for something light to compliment the lightness of the cupcake. Whipped cream and fresh berries are popular. Berry sauce, a light brush of jam, or even a tiny bit of ganache would also be good.

Storage tips

These cupcakes will last at room temperature for about 1 – 2 days. Plain cupcakes freeze well when kept in an airtight container. They should last about a month in the freezer. Leave them to thaw completely before enjoying.


What can I use if I don’t have cake flour?

You can make your own cake flour easily! Measure out ⅔ cup of all-purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoons of the flour, and stir in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Sift the flour and cornstarch together.

Why didn’t my egg whites get light and fluffy?

You may have had a bit of fat in the egg whites. Thoroughly wash and dry your mixing bowl and beaters. I also like to rub them with a cut lemon. Make sure no yolk made its way into the whites.

Why did my cupcakes come out deflated and shriveled?

It could be that the granulated sugar was not processed enough, you did not sift your ingredients, or that you over mixed your batter when adding the dry ingredients into the egg whites.

Recipes you may like

If you liked these angel food cupcakes, you may want to try my vanilla cupcakes, pavlova cupcakes, or strawberry cupcakes. My mini pavlovas are also a great pairing with these cupcakes!

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