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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Angel Food Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling



I made these yesterday for a Nicholas Cage movie marathon. You're probably wondering "Why Angel Food?" Well I figured it out last night as we perused the extensive Cage movie list Chris and Shara compiled. Cage was in 'City of Angels' and apparently at the end of 'Gone in 60 Seconds' they reference Angel Food cake. So other than the fact that they were yummy, they were fitting too!

As I was making these I noticed a red or pink cutesy theme in my cupcakes. But I can't really take all the credit for these ones since the cupcake liners I got in Japantown (which read: "Whoever loves me loves my dog") were so random and cute that they just added the cuteness for me.

This was my first time attempting Angel Food, but I got the approval of a culinary school student that was at the movie event. So...if I can do it, so can you!

Preheat oven to 325

Ingredients

Filling
  • 3 cups of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup & 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp of cornstarch, dissolved in 4 tsp water
Cupcakes


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 10 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • pinch of salt

Directions

Filling
  • In a saucepan, cook 2 1/2 cups of the raspberries with granulated sugar. Crush the berries as you cook them over moderately high heat
  • Strain the above puree and return it to the pan with the rest of the berries, and the cornstarch mixture
  • Bring it to a boil until it is thickened
  • Refrigerate until firm
Cupcakes
  • Combine cake flour and powdered sugar in one bowl. In another bowl mix the eggs whites, salt, and cream of tartar
  • Beat the egg whites mix on high speed until peaks form, then beat in the granulated sugar
  • Sift the flour and powdered sugar over the egg whites and fold gently
  • Spoon the batter into muffin tins and bake for 13-15 minutes, until cakes are springy and golden
  • Once they are cool poke a hole in them and pipe in the filling
Glaze
Stir the ingredients and cover the cupcakes with the glaze however you like

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