Angel Food Cupcakes


The cupcakes of Heaven. It’s easy to see where Angel Food Cake has been given it’s name. It is gorgeously white, fluffy as clouds and delicately soft and it’s simply divine. It’s made with just a few basic ingredients but when properly prepared it creates something all it’s own. I love cupcakes, plus I don’t own an angel food cake pan (and I’m assuming most everyone else doesn’t either as it doesn’t seem to be a common kitchen item) so I thought angel food cupcakes would be more fitting for a made from scratch angel food cake recipe. To me, these tasted far better than any store bought angel food cake I’ve ever had. They also seem to have more moisture so I didn’t feel like I was eating a dried out sponge :).

Angel Food Cupcakes | Cooking Classy

I topped these with a simple cream cheese whipped cream made from 3 simple ingredients. The cream cheese is the perfect addition to these cupcakes and it will likely remind you of berry cheesecake. Also, I rarely combine vanilla with a whipped cream topping because I love the flavor of cream and don’t want it to be hidden, so some of you may like your whipped cream with a hint of vanilla but I say it’s basically an insult to the goodness and natural sweetness of cream – so leave it out! Just kidding, add it if you’d like but just be sure you make these cupcakes. And as always, Enjoy!

Angel Food Cupcakes | Cooking Classy

Angel Food Cupcakes | Cooking Classy

Angel Food Cupcakes | Cooking Classy


Angel Food Cupcakes

Yield: 16 cupcakes

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes


  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 egg whites , at room temperature*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla , coconut, almond or orange extract (I used coconut)
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • fresh strawberries , blueberries or raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse sugar until super fine, about 2 minutes (if you don't have a food processor caster sugar should also work). In a mixing bowl, sift together half of the sugar, the cake flour and the salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, water, extract of choice and cream of tartar until well combined, about 2 minutes. Switch to a hand mixer and whip mixture on medium speed while slowly adding remaining sugar to mixture, until medium peaks form. Sift just enough of the flour mixture in to evenly dust the top of the egg white mixture and using a spatula gently fold flour layer into egg white mixture and continue this process until all of the flour mixture has been incorporated (I did this in probably 12 batches).
  3. Divide batter among paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup nearly full. Bake in preheated oven 18 - 20 minutes until golden and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely then spread Cream Cheese Whipped Cream over cupcakes just before serving and top with fresh fruit.
  4. For the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Topping:
  5. In a mixing bowl whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. In a separate mixing bowl, whip cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese to whipped cream along with powdered sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Store in refrigerator.
  6. *I'd recommend working with one egg in a bowl at a time to separate the yolk and white, then pour that separated white into the mixing bowl and continue that process with remaining eggs. I do this simply in case one of the yolks breaks and gets into the whites then you'll only have to toss out 1 egg and not all of them if you can't get the yolk out. You don't want even 1 drop of egg yolk in the cake mixture or it can prevent the whites from whipping to stiff peaks.
  7. Recipe Source: cake adapted from Alton Brown's Angel Food Cake, via Food Network. topping - Cooking Classy.


  • Kristen: strawberries on cream are always heavenly! April 25, 2013 at 9:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Indeed, sometimes I just love to eat plan strawberries with sugar and cream it is one of the best desserts ever :). April 26, 2013 at 9:55am Reply

      • Melisa: Can you use the boxed angel food cake mix, or do you have to make it from scratch? April 28, 2013 at 6:14am Reply

        • Jaclyn: You can make them that way just prepare the batter according to the directions on package. I would highly recommend the made from scratch version sometime, if you ever have time to try it :). April 28, 2013 at 12:23pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: These images belong on the cover of a magazine! TRULY STUNNING, Jaclyn! The details, the light bounce, the composition, the color contrast, just gorgeous. Pinned.

    And then I know they TASTE amazing, as well. Good call on cupcakes not a whole cake. I dont have an angel food pan either! April 26, 2013 at 12:11am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment Averie you are so nice! And thanks for the pin! April 26, 2013 at 9:54am Reply

  • YitLing: Your cupcakes look so perfect! I can only wish I had your skills hehe! I cannot get over how pretty they are and I’m sure they taste just as good as they look! April 26, 2013 at 2:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You are so nice, thanks for your nice compliment :)! April 28, 2013 at 12:13pm Reply

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat: I love angel food cake, but never had it in a cupcake form. What a great idea! April 26, 2013 at 5:52am Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): I love angel food cake and summer is totally the season for it! April 26, 2013 at 6:34am Reply

  • Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker: Absolutely stunning cupcakes! Angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream was always one of my favorite summertime desserts as a kid. Love this in cupcake form! April 26, 2013 at 9:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Michelle! April 26, 2013 at 9:56am Reply

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture: Wow, these are absolutely stunning! April 26, 2013 at 1:43pm Reply

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking: These are so incredibly gorgeous, Jaclyn! Love your cream cheese frosting and the elegant little strawberry topping. Saving these to try soon – thanks for sharing! April 26, 2013 at 1:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Georgia and your welcome :)! April 30, 2013 at 8:09pm Reply

  • Michelle: These look amazing!! I love the idea of angel food in cup cake form. Though I am one of those rare ones that has an angel food pan in my arsenal. ;)
    You always have such amazing recipes. I always love getting updates via email. They always make me hungry. :) April 26, 2013 at 2:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Michelle :)! One of these days I’ll have to get an angel food cake pan too, although I’m kind of hooked on the cupcake version now. May 7, 2013 at 9:02am Reply

  • Rachel @ Bakerita: Wow, how gorgeous are these cupcakes! Stunning photos. I love how fluffy and creamy and amazing they look. Perfect for summer. Pinned! April 26, 2013 at 2:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Rachel! April 30, 2013 at 8:10pm Reply

  • Danielle: Hi there Jaclyn! I am so excited to make these cupcakes. Can I ask what altitude you live at? I am at a very high altitude and usually have to make adjustments for such delicate recipes. Thanks a bunch! April 26, 2013 at 5:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hi Danielle – I live about 4,000ft above sea level I think which would probably count as high altitude (although I never make high altitude adjustments when I bake). I don’t know that you would have to make adjustments to this recipe if you were worried about it I would check out this recipe: (although I don’t see much of a difference :)) April 26, 2013 at 6:27pm Reply

      • Danielle: Thank you so much! I live at 5,900ft above sea level. This recipe should work out perfect! April 28, 2013 at 1:53pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! I hope you love them :)! April 28, 2013 at 3:03pm Reply

  • Tina @ Tina’s Chic Corner: They are so pretty and dainty looking! Angel food cake is perfect for the spring and summer and I love how it’s in a cupcake form. I feel they’d be easier to bring to a BBQ. :) April 27, 2013 at 5:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Tina! I hope you try them at least once this spring or summer :). April 28, 2013 at 9:42am Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: These look absolutely delicious, and the perfect summertime dessert! April 27, 2013 at 5:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Jessica! I’m getting excited for all the summertime foods :). April 27, 2013 at 8:42am Reply

  • Julianne: Just finished making a batch! Soooo good!! Thanks so much for the recipe! April 27, 2013 at 11:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome, so glad you liked them Julianne! Thanks for your comment! April 27, 2013 at 1:32pm Reply

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  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: I agree with Averie – magazine cover material right here my friend. :) I’ve never made an angel food cake from scratch before. Something tells me I’d like the cupcakes more though. Love that frosting! I want one for breakfast. :) April 28, 2013 at 7:43am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Sally :)! I wish I had one left for breakfast too! April 28, 2013 at 9:18am Reply

  • Jill: Will these do well in the fridge (frosted)overnight? April 29, 2013 at 8:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would recommend leaving them unfrosted at room temperature in an airtight container and leaving the frosting in the fridge then frosting them before serving the next day. April 29, 2013 at 10:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would recommend leaving them unfrosted at room temperature in an airtight container and putting the frosting in the fridge then frosting them before serving the next day. April 29, 2013 at 10:51am Reply

      • Jill: Ok. I will do that. Thanks. April 29, 2013 at 10:58am Reply

        • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! April 29, 2013 at 11:50am Reply

  • Melissa: Thank you so much for sharing! I made these this morning. I was curious to see if they were much better than a box mix and worth the effort. Yeah, no comparison. They were perfect! Thanks again! May 4, 2013 at 11:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Just what I like to hear Melissa :)! Thanks for your comment! May 7, 2013 at 9:36am Reply

  • Dot: I love this frosting! Made angel food cupcakes w/ this frosting for an anniversary open house last week. It’s not too sweet, and held up great. Kept the extras covered in the fridge for severa days and they were still tasty. I will definitely make this again. May 5, 2013 at 8:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear you loved these. Thanks so much for your comment! May 5, 2013 at 9:15pm Reply

  • Juliette: I love and your photos are really beautifull.
    Elles donnent vraiment envie ! May 9, 2013 at 12:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Juliette!! May 9, 2013 at 7:29pm Reply

  • Julia: Just made them, they’re delish! May 10, 2013 at 7:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you think so Julia :) thanks for your comment! May 10, 2013 at 9:04am Reply

  • Lysa: Wow, I love this beautiful strawberry on a perfect cupcake. Looks very angelesque… May 15, 2013 at 5:29am Reply

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  • Jo: Fantastic recipe! So easy to follow and such tasty results! Everyone I’ve made it for are already asking for the recipe! I topped it off with a cream cheese/lemon frosting, instant hit!
    Thank you! May 22, 2013 at 11:11am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad to hear everyone liked these :). The lemon cream cheese frosting sounds delicious! May 25, 2013 at 9:35am Reply

  • Debs: These cupcakes look so beautiful. I’ve always wanted to make Angel Food cake but i dont have the proper pan for it, didn’t even occur to me to make them as cupcakes! Do you have the weight conversions? I work in grams :) May 23, 2013 at 8:08am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Unfortunately I don’t have the weight conversions, sorry! You could probably find a recipe online for angel food cake by weight and you can just use that to make cupcakes, just reduce the baking time. May 25, 2013 at 9:34am Reply

  • Kerry: Jaclyn, can I substitute store bought 100% liquid egg whites? (comes in small milk type carton) It says that 3 TBSP = 1 large egg. I never used this kind of product before- just wondering! May 25, 2013 at 4:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Those are pasteurized so they don’t work for angel food cake as they don’t whip and hold air very well. It would be great if they did, no more egg separating and yolk wasting :). May 25, 2013 at 9:04pm Reply

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  • noreen sweeney: Hi jacelyn loving the angel food cupcake. I’m big into baking myself, and was searching for a receipe like this as I love baking cupcakes that are not overly sweet. My question is to you is that as I’m from ireland we do not use cake flour and our measurements are very different to yours so I was wondering hav you any tips for me? All our ingredients, measurements, and temps are so different that it can be a little difficult to calculate. Many thanks from IRELAND :-) June 6, 2013 at 2:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: For the cake portion I would recommend trying this recipe here as they are very similar but the recipe is by weight and Celsius – while using paper lined cupcake tins instead and filling nearly full, then reducing the baking time since it’s for cupcakes rather than a full cake:
      I hope that helps!! June 10, 2013 at 11:07pm Reply

  • alexia: I think this recipe is delicious and I can’t wait to make them again. June 14, 2013 at 10:18am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Awesome Alexia, I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for your comment! June 15, 2013 at 12:15am Reply

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  • Becky: Would this work ok doubling the recipe? Thanks June 22, 2013 at 12:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yeah definitely, I actually halved the recipe from the one I adapted the cupcake portion from (you can see the recipe I adapted it from on Food Network via the link at the bottom of the recipe) so that should work out fine. Hope you love them Becky! June 22, 2013 at 4:20pm Reply

  • Yer: Hi. These looks absolutely delicious! I was wondering if I can use a stand mixer to do the whipping in the cake portion? Thanks! June 23, 2013 at 9:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes you could – I just prefer the hand mixer because it gets the sides and bottom better than the whisk attachment does on a stand mixer so you may have to stir in the sides and bottom occasionally to make sure it’s all incorporated well and gets whipped. June 27, 2013 at 6:55pm Reply

  • Jeanne Collins: Can you use meringue powder in lieu of the egg whites? Some recipes can withstand the substitution, so I’m just wondering. Can’t wait to try these. June 26, 2013 at 3:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wouldn’t recommend it for this recipe – I don’t think it would hold up well enough and meringue powder has added ingredients and it’s not just egg whites. Probably wouldn’t give the same structural support. I hope you try this recipe though :). June 26, 2013 at 3:33pm Reply

  • danna: what if I don’t have cream of tartar? what can i substitute to it? Thanks. Btw, nice recipe. Im gonna try it ! :) June 27, 2013 at 3:48am Reply

  • chef zakir: Tasty and mouth watering look of this recipe forcing me to taste it urgently. June 28, 2013 at 11:26am Reply

  • Shannon: I just found this recipe last week and have made these cupcakes 3 times already. They are seriously amazing. I made them tonight with raspberries instead of strawberries and it was delightful. Thank you so much for the recipe! I will be adding them to the menu for a baby shower I’m catering next month. Mommy will be pleased, I think! June 29, 2013 at 6:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you’ve liked these angel food cupcakes Shannon! They are one of my latest favorites, and I love that I don’t have to go buy and angel food cake pan :). Thanks for your comment! I hope everyone enjoys them at the baby shower! July 3, 2013 at 9:07am Reply

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  • Katie: Jaclyn–I absolutely loved these (as did everyone at my church), and have posted a link to them on my blog! I had one problem, though: for some reason, the frosting refused to whip into peaks after I added the cream cheese and just remained a thin (though delicious) soup. Any ideas of what may have gone wrong? I don’t have a hand mixer to work with, but the cupcakes themselves turned out fine. Thanks for this lovely recipe! July 7, 2013 at 5:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think it might be the lack of using a hand mixer, it probably could be done by hand but it would take a LOT of vigorous whisking to get stiff peaks with this frosting. You can buy one for around $15 at a local supermarket (if you are in the US)- I have a cheap $15 one but I love it. Hopefully that helps! I’m so glad you liked the cupcakes though Katie! July 19, 2013 at 10:50pm Reply

  • Jannie: I made these! They turned out amazing! Except, I’m not used to putting in any liquids with egg whites (won’t it not beat?) so I omitted the water, and just beat the egg white, sugar, and tartar together. I folded in the vanilla along with an extra 1 tbsp of lemon zest at the very end, and it turned out amazing! I’d also recommend to cut down on the sugar a little bit & watch the baking time! They can brown very fast! July 8, 2013 at 8:11pm Reply

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  • Jon: Hi Jaclyn, I had just made these today and they didn’t quite work out, maybe you can give me some ideas of what I did wrong.

    I followed the recipe as close as possible, however once I took them out of the oven they had shrunk during the baking process. I used a silicone cupcake mold instead of the usual cupcake tin with muffin cups. I tried to to overwork the egg whites when folding the dry indregients into it. Should I have worked it more to get more of the air out? Maybe I didn’t mix the egg whites enough?

    The taste was good, it just shrunk and didn’t look like it should.

    The cream cheese icing as well fell flat and am not sure where I went wrong. I beat the whipping cream till it formed peaks, then in a different bowl beat the cream cheese till smooth, then combined the two. I used an electric mixer but the mixture didn’t form peaks, instead it seemed to start to seperate the cream cheese from everything else and the peaks that were once there from the whipping cream were no longer. :( Again it still tasted good but for some reason it didn’t come together for me. Any suggestions? August 11, 2013 at 4:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hi Jon- sorry to hear about the troubles! I would recommend using paper liners next time – a small amount of oil on the silicon liners (which they seem to retain) could interfere with the angel food cake. Also I wouldn’t recommend working the batter to get the air out – the air in the batter is a good thing when it comes to angel food cake, it helps them rise rather then deflate. You want to gently fold the dry ingredients into the egg white – so instead of more mixing I’d recommend trying less and gently folding rather than mixing. Then as far as the cream cheese topping goes – it seems like maybe the cream cheese was too warm possibly. I’d try softening for a shorter period of time or even just letting it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes. If it’s too warm it will just melt the fluffy cream into a soup and separate. I’d also recommend whipping the cream cheese until fluffy (not just smooth) then combining the too. Hopefully that helps!! August 12, 2013 at 7:35pm Reply

      • Beth: One trick to get your silicone liners clean with no oil residue is to soak them in Dawn — it’s what they use to clean up oil spills, and my liners are now all as clean as when I bought them. July 30, 2016 at 8:16pm Reply

  • Jon: Hi Jaclyn, I just made these this weekend and they didn’t turn out right. I followed everything you said but when out of the oven the mixture shrunk and was dilapitated, tasted good though. Maybe I didn’t fold the mixture well enough or folded it too much (I don’t believe I did though), I did use a silicone muffin tray so I wouldn’t have to use muffin cups.

    Also the topping didn’t work out for me either, I followed the directions properly but as I was using the electric mixer to mix the beaten cream cheese and medium peaked whipping cream together it started to seperate the cream cheese from the mixture and it got slightly watered. I used light cream cheese, would that have made a difference?

    Any suggestions? August 12, 2013 at 5:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry, I was delayed on responding to your previous comment but I’ve published it and responded. Also, I would definitely recommend using full fat cream cheese, the light cream cheese isn’t as thick so it won’t hold up as well. August 12, 2013 at 7:42pm Reply

      • Jon: Thanks Jaclyn, I’ll make them again this weekend and make those changes. I left the cream cheese out most of the afternoon. :) I wanted to make sure it was room temperature. August 12, 2013 at 8:05pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: Your welcome! I hope they turn out perfect for you! August 13, 2013 at 8:51am Reply

  • Laura: FINALLY!!! I thought I must be THE only person without a pan.. I wanted to make an Angel food cake since I saw it on TV show a few days ago!!So thanks for that.. August 22, 2013 at 4:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Laura! I hope you love them! Who needs angel food cake pans :)? August 22, 2013 at 9:59am Reply

  • Stephanie: Love these cupcakes! I plan on making them again for my daughter’s first birthday next weekend. I was wondering if in addition to the cupcakes could I use this recipe in a loaf pan so that I can make some additional angel food cake. Do you know? August 26, 2013 at 7:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that should be fine, you may need to bake it a little bit longer than the cupcakes. August 26, 2013 at 8:39pm Reply

      • Stephanie: Thanks. I’m going to try and I’ll let you know how it turns out. :) August 26, 2013 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Sharon: These are beautiful! I made them today, having never made Angel food cake and found your recipe easy to follow and delicious! I live in Australia, and as we don’t have cake flour here, had to do a bit of research to find an equivalent, and still turned out wonderfully. Thank you for your beautiful recipe :) September 22, 2013 at 1:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked these cupcakes Sharon and were able to make a sub for cake flour. Thanks for your comment! September 24, 2013 at 7:07am Reply

  • Hallie: I know you’ve already had tons of comments already, but I just made these this evening and they turned out great—best Angel Food Cake I have ever tried!!! I like the idea of trying the lemon cream cheese frosting sometime, those these were perfect as is. :0) September 26, 2013 at 11:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s just what I love to hear! I’m glad they were the best you’ve ever tried! Thanks so much for leaving a comment Hallie – I could never have too many :)! September 27, 2013 at 6:57am Reply

  • Emily: I just made these for my nephews birthday. Had to whip everything by hand!! But everyone loved them. Thank you for the recipe :) November 8, 2013 at 4:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s incredible that you made these whipping by hand, nice work! I’m impressed. So glad you enjoyed them! November 8, 2013 at 6:53pm Reply

  • Lizzy (Good Things): Oh my goodness, just found your blog via pinterest and delighted to have done so! I am hoping to bake these! Would you mind if, in the fullness of time, I blogged with credits and a link back to you? December 15, 2013 at 12:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: No not at all. Thanks for asking! I hope you love them Lizzy! December 15, 2013 at 10:30am Reply

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  • Jessica: Hi there,

    Have you ever made the topping with splenda? If so. how did it turn out? I am looking for a sugar-free alternative. Thanks! :) January 21, 2014 at 2:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t I’m not sure how or if it would work since sugar helps whip the eggs into airy peaks and give them some stability I believe. January 21, 2014 at 5:51pm Reply

    • Lisa: I have a frosting recipe that I use with Splenda if you’d like to try:

      Blend: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup room temp. butter, 8 oz. room temp. cream cheese, 1/2 cup Splenda until smooth.

      Fold in 1 cup of whipped cream (or any flavor Coolwhip).

      Works best with Strawberry cream cheese. May 18, 2014 at 11:55pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These are some of the prettiest cupcakes I’ve ever seen, like angel food clouds! :) February 25, 2014 at 5:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura :)! February 25, 2014 at 6:04pm Reply

  • sarah: can i subsitute cake flour and use regular flour instead? March 1, 2014 at 12:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: For these I wouldn’t recommend it, I think it’s a must for angel food cake. Sorry! March 18, 2014 at 8:50pm Reply

  • Joyce Beltran: I just want to ask if is it moist and sponge cupcakes? March 8, 2014 at 11:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t made sponge cupcakes before but I was actually surprised by how moist these were compared to that at the grocery store. I love them, definitely try them :). March 23, 2014 at 4:59pm Reply

  • Sheri Shingler: Lovely angel cupcakes, thank you for the recipe! I used golden caster sugar, and some grains didn’t sift as well as others, so sifted a bit if powdered sugar with the final flour addition. Super yummy for the kids’ lunch boxes with ni frosting at all! March 19, 2014 at 9:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad your family enjoyed these Sheri! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! March 23, 2014 at 6:22pm Reply

  • Tanaya: Do you think it would work to add cocoa powder to the frosting for a chocolate frosting? March 22, 2014 at 8:47pm Reply

  • Rana: I just made these and they came out beautiful! Thank you! April 17, 2014 at 7:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear that Rana! Thanks for your comment! April 17, 2014 at 7:59pm Reply

  • Kyla: I was just wondering,when cooling them did you take them out of the pan? May 1, 2014 at 4:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Not for about 10 minutes since they are so delicate. May 12, 2014 at 11:51am Reply

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  • Courtney: Hey thanks for the great recipe! I was about to make Alton’s cake for my brother, who specifically requested cupcakes, when I came across your modification! Perfect.

    I followed the recipe to a tee, but I actually got 21 cute little cupcakes out of it. A great addition to the family rotation! May 20, 2014 at 1:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the review Courtney! Glad you liked them! June 4, 2014 at 9:17am Reply

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  • Samantha: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I made these tonight with plain whip cream and I’m pretty sure this is the best dessert ever! June 3, 2014 at 10:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome Samantha! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them!! June 4, 2014 at 9:26am Reply

  • Carmen: Jaclyn,
    How long do you think the frosting would hold up for atop the cupcakes? We will be transporting these to my daughter’s birthday picnic party and I would prefer to assemble them before the picnic. Do you think they would hold up for 3-4 hours on top of the cupcake or would it be complete mush? June 21, 2014 at 6:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It kind of just depends on how hot or how humid it is really. You could probably dissolve a little gelatin in water then mix that in and they should hold up incredibly well. June 21, 2014 at 11:11pm Reply

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  • Olivia: I am planning on doing these for the fourth of july, but the batter will be in layers of red, white, and blue. Should i fold in the food coloring to the batter? Do you have any other suggestions? June 24, 2014 at 10:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that’s probably what I’d try but I wouldn’t recommend adding much or it might deflate the eggs if there are oils in the dyes. July 4, 2014 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Toni: Hi there.
    Just wanted to say that I made these tonight and they were delicious! So light and fluffy, just perfect. I am ashamed to say that I’ve only had angel food cake from the grocery and now, I will never buy it again….Always homemade and this recipe from now on!!! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes :) June 25, 2014 at 5:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked this recipe Toni! Thanks for your feedback! June 25, 2014 at 10:18pm Reply

  • Cathy: Hi! I made these and they are wonderful! Can this recipe be doubled or tripled. I would like to make these for a outdoor bbq July 1, 2014 at 5:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You could definitely double (I halved the recipe I adapted these from) but I probably wouldn’t triple just because it would probably become over mixed in order to incorporate that amount. I’m so glad you liked them! July 1, 2014 at 7:31pm Reply

  • Mary Ann: Hi Jaclyn, I was wondering if these could be baked as mini cupcakes? What changes would I need to make? Thank you! July 2, 2014 at 6:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They should be fine as minis. The only change you’d need to make would be the baking time, probably about half maybe even less. I hope you love them! July 2, 2014 at 8:01pm Reply

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  • Elisha: Made these tonight and they turned out great. Though next time I’ll leave out the cream cheese and just use whipped cream as the topping. My grandma used to make me an angel food cake with whipped topping and strawberries for my birthday when I was little. August 5, 2014 at 8:40pm Reply

  • Jenn: Hi Jacklyn,
    I tried out your recipe and it tastes great, but my cupcakes shrank up quite a bit. Any tips or ideas on why this happened or how to prevent it? Thanks so much! August 17, 2014 at 7:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They actually do shrink quite a bit once you take them from the oven. They should still come to the top of the liners at list, were yours that or did they shrink lower than that? You could try just filling them a bit fuller next time to make up for the fact that they do shrink some. September 1, 2014 at 5:19pm Reply

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  • Angie: Can I use all purpose flour or must it be cake flour? November 5, 2014 at 12:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would only recommend cake flour for these to give that light and airy texture. December 8, 2014 at 9:53pm Reply

  • Lua: I’m not much of a baker, but I saw this recipe and thought I’d try it for my daughter’s first birthday tomorrow. But now as I’m getting started I am confused. You say to sift together half of the sugar, the cake flour and the salt, but there’s no mention of what to do for the other half of those ingredients. Am I totally misunderstanding here? Hope you see this comment before tomorrow! Lol! I don’t want to mess these up. December 19, 2014 at 11:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry for the confusion, that’s just half of the sugar – not including half the flour and salt (that’s why I added another “the” between the sugar and flour hoping it made sense :). But the other half of sugar is mentioned in the second paragraph. December 20, 2014 at 11:45am Reply

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  • Eva Leung: Hi! I was wondering if you can help me. I made these cupcakes and for some reason they are incredibly flat. Do you know what I did wrong? Instead of actual egg whites, I bought a box of 100% egg whites and put in 18 tablespoons instead of 6 egg whites (3 tablespoons to 1 egg white).

    The cream cheese frosting and strawberries? Absolutely phenomenal. I pretty much licked it off all my cupcakes. :p

    Eva April 23, 2015 at 4:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: My guess is that it’s the boxed egg whites, I’d use the egg whites from whole eggs and you should get better results. April 27, 2015 at 10:53pm Reply

  • Amy: I made these yesterday and I have to say my husband and I can not stop thinking about them. They are so delicious. I would even say that they are sinfully delicious. This recipe is going in the The Book. Thanks for the recipe! April 26, 2015 at 8:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you both liked them Amy! Thanks for leaving a comment! April 27, 2015 at 9:55am Reply

  • Michele: I love these just made them for my daughters birthday and they look amazing. I dipped the strawberry on top in chocolate ganache I’m sure they are going to taste great thank you!! May 23, 2015 at 11:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you tried the recipe! The chocolate dipped strawberries are a great idea! I hope everyone loves them. May 23, 2015 at 12:06pm Reply

  • Kate: Worthy of the effirt!! So amazingly light and melt in your mouth! I do have a full size angel food cake pan but I doubt its going to see the light of day for a long time! Thanks! July 3, 2015 at 2:55pm Reply

  • Lara: I’ve tried this recipe twice. I’ve made sure not to overmix, but fold gently and in stages. The cupcakes don’t deflate, but more like shrink. They are very large in the over and then get smaller till they are like 2/3rd the size of a regular cupcake and not domed.

    Any idea what’s going wrong? They taste great and are very moist and fluffy. I’m making these for a baby shower and want to make sure they are great. September 17, 2015 at 7:37pm Reply

  • Karen: These look amazing! I am considering making these for a friend’s sweets table at her wedding reception. Do you have any recommendations for the make ahead approach? If I make the cupcakes the night before, do I put them in the refrigerator or leave at room temp? Thwnks! December 8, 2015 at 9:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: They should be fine to sit at room temperature overnight then make and add the frosting the next day. I hope you love them! December 9, 2015 at 12:00am Reply

  • J: I made these today, hesitant about cupcake angel foodcake, and also wondering at the reasoning for water in the meringue; but I will tell you these cupcakes epitomize the concept of Angel Food Cake”. With the recipe I’ve been using I thought it was my fault when it didn’t come out super soft and airy but this recipe was so delicate and light, I’ve never enjoyed store bought so I won’t say better than that, and I even loved my recipe , but these were out of this world. Exactly what you’d expect from the name angel food cake. I made mini cupcakes, the took 12-14 minutes, it made over 18 (4 pans worth), and I’ve almost finished them all and I only made them an hour ago! April 14, 2016 at 12:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the great review! April 14, 2016 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Erin: Just tried to make these and they turned out really dense, hardly rose at all. Not sure what I did wrong but it was very disappointing June 27, 2016 at 11:48am Reply

  • Eden Passante: LOVE angel food! These are adorable! September 6, 2016 at 10:15pm Reply

  • Arely: Hi! I just made the se cupcakes but when I placed the on the grid, they deflated, do you know why? Thanks a lot! October 16, 2016 at 8:30am Reply

  • Pat: This may sound silly but I have never had the courage to make an angel cake, but this cupcake recipe seems a little less daunting, I will have to try it so thank you for sharing. One question, what kind of muffin pan did you use? I really like the look of the straight sides on the cupcakes but my tins all have angled sides and the cupcake wrappers always spread outwards, does that make sense? :) January 29, 2017 at 4:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that does make sense but I did just use a regular muffin tin here :). March 13, 2017 at 11:43pm Reply

      • Pat: Oh OK thanks, I’ll try it :) March 15, 2017 at 6:13pm Reply

  • LauraChristine: Just made these…SO good!!! And so simple! I will NEVER make a boxed angel food again!! i used my moms frosting for the top and the strawberries on top like yous. SO delicious!!!! Thank you!! February 26, 2017 at 1:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you loved them Laura! February 27, 2017 at 12:29pm Reply

  • Crystal Barney: I absolutely love this recipe!! It’s a hit at every function I take it to, and has now been requested for birthdays at work. I LOVE to bake, and I love the time and care an angel
    Food cake takes. Absolutely perfect! June 7, 2017 at 9:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Crystal! June 9, 2017 at 12:51pm Reply

    • Kaelyn: Would you recommend it to people who don’t like cake? June 20, 2017 at 3:22pm Reply

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