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Chocolate Chip Angel Cupcakes with Fluffy Frosting

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 2 dozen (serving size: 1 cupcake)
These individual angel food cakes are a good choice for a birthday party or shower.

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup sifted cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Remaining ingredient:
  • 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 69
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 14.1 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 39 mg
  • calcium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. To prepare cupcakes, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and 6 tablespoons sugar, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and 1/8 teaspoon salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add 6 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla and juice.

  4. Sift 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture; fold in. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Fold in chocolate chips.

  5. Place 24 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups. Spoon about 3 heaping tablespoons batter into each muffin cup. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.

  6. To prepare frosting, combine 1/2 cup sugar and next 4 ingredients (1/2 cup sugar through 2 egg whites) in top of a double boiler; place over barely simmering water. Beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form and candy thermometer registers 160°. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon frosting over each cupcake. Sprinkle evenly with coconut.