Light as clouds angel food cupcakes filled with strawberry jam and topped with a delicious vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting! Finish them off with a fresh strawberry for the perfect celebratory treat!
Hi friends! Danae from Recipe Runner back again to share more delicious treats with you! I know that swimsuit season is coming and some of you might be more anxious for ultra healthy recipes, but today’s recipe is not one of those, sorry. I have a good excuse though. Yesterday was my birthday and birthday’s are all about the dessert, at least if you’re me. Along with a big bowl of my favorite thing ever, ice cream, I also celebrated with these Strawberry Filled Angel Food Cupcakes!
Ever since I was a kid my most requested birthday dessert was angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberries. I’m pretty sure half of the pictures taken of me on my birthday growing up included this cake and me stuffing a bite three times the size of my head into my mouth. I can’t help it though I love everything about this dessert! On this most glorious 31st birthday (I’m seriously feeling old) I decided to revert back to my childhood and pretend that I wasn’t another year older and make a variation of my favorite cake.
Instead of a whole cake, which I definitely don’t need sitting around my house, I decided to make angel food cupcakes. I’m not going to lie, my first attempt at them was a total disaster. I live in the high altitude of Colorado and had my first experience of how badly altitude can mess up your baking. My light and fluffy cupcakes turned to shrunken hockey pucks, I almost cried. I spent the next hour reading about how to hopefully fix the problem and gave them another try. The next batch was much more successful! I discovered you need more flour, less sugar, and my egg whites needed to be less stiff after whipping them. If you live at a normal altitude, meaning less than 3,000 ft. you shouldn’t have the issues I had.
Anyways, once my baking problems were solved and the light as air angel food cupcakes were cooled I scooped out a little bit of the center with a paring knife and filled it with strawberry jam. A cupcake of course isn’t a cupcake without some frosting so I topped them with a vanilla whipped cream-cream cheese frosting and a sliced fresh strawberry on top. The frosting isn’t stiff like buttercream and you probably won’t be able to pipe it on, but what it lacks in structure it makes up for in flavor, WOW! I was eating it with a spoon, but hey, it was my birthday dessert so calories don’t count! Join me in a belated celebration of my birthday and make these delicious cupcakes!
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