Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes

Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes

Have you made angel food cupcakes yet? If not, then put these on the top of your to make list. They’ll definitely brighten up these cold and cloudy winter days, not to mention they taste Heavenly!

These lemon cupcakes probably seem totally out of place right now as we are all so focused on the holidays and seasonal baking, but I thought a break from the holiday baking would be nice. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the fall flavors but I wanted to switch to something more bright and summery. It might have something to do with this never ending cold I have (and how I keep craving citrus).

Ingredients

  • 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 lemon extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 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 - 1 tsp lemon extract, to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Lemon slices and pomegranate arils, for decorating (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy