Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Published December 25, 2013. Updated January 23, 2024

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Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Whipped Cream are the light-as-air chocolate treat that will replace your boring, basic chocolate cupcakes. Luxurious and romantic, the fluffy angel food base, tangy whipped cream cheese topping, and the juice of your favorite fruit garnish all make these the ideal Valentine’s Day dessert. 

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For me, elegant food often means some sort of decadent cupcake or chocolate (of course) so I’ve put the two together to make these irresistible Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes with the most amazing Chocolate Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Frosting.

I could sit around and eat these things, all day, every day. I’d label these as one of my new favorite cupcakes! They are so light and fluffy, yet so decadent, and simply deluxe.

These are far from those sponge-like, dry angel food cakes you get at the grocery store. Try these and you’ll probably never go back to them. Besides, cupcakes are prettier than a slice of cake. Even if you’re not a cupcake or sweets lover (does that exist?), I have a feeling you’ll love these!

They aren’t overly sweet and they have the perfect balance of chocolate and tang (thanks to the cream cheese in the topping), along with a fresh, natural sweetness and zip from the berries.

If you want to go all out in chocolate, then dip the berries in chocolate before adding to the tops. I think I’ll have to do that next time. Nothing like chocolate indulgence. Enjoy!

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If you’d like, you can make the frosting into both flavors, plain and chocolate (I think I might try doing a twist with both flavors on each cupcake next time).

I simply divided the mixture in half then folded the cocoa into one half and left the other half plain.

I prefer not to add vanilla to this topping because with a whipped cream I don’t like to mask that sweet cream flavor, but if you’d like you can always add in a 1/4 – 1/2 tsp.

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Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Soft, light as air chocolate flavored angel food cupcakes with a decadent whipped topping!
Servings: 14 - 16 cupcakes
Prep35 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 55 minutes




  • 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, cocoa powder and the salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, water, vanilla extract 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).
  • Divide batter among paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup nearly full. Bake in preheated oven 18 - 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool completely then spread Chocolate Cream Cheese Whipped Cream over cupcakes just before serving, dust with cocoa if desired and top with fresh fruit.
  • For the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Topping:
  • 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 cocoa powder and whip until stiff peaks form. Store in refrigerator.


  • *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.
  • **I've listed cocoa powder as optional because you can simply leave it plain if desired. If using the cocoa powder, you can also add in an additional tbsp or two of powdered sugar if desired to make it a little sweeter (just whatever you prefer).
  • Berries or other toppings not included in nutrition estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 541IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.