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    Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes

    Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes. Photo by KitchenKelly

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Ducky's Note:

    Once they taste these cupcakes, no one will believe that they are low in calories. Less than 50 calories a serving! Adopted from the RecipeZaar account.

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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      In small saucepan, stir cocoa and 1/3 cup water over low heat about 1 minute until mixture thickens and just begins to boil.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
    4. 4
      In large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks from when beaters are lifted.
    5. 5
      Add sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beating well after each addition until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted.
    6. 6
      Quickly add cocoa mixture and beat 20 seconds until just blended.
    7. 7
      In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
    8. 8
      Fold into egg white mixture, one fourth at a time.
    9. 9
      Spray 12 regular muffin cups with vegetable cooking spray.
    10. 10
      Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.
    11. 11
      Bake 10-15 minutes until cupcakes begin to pull away from sides of pan.
    12. 12
      Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
    13. 13
      Run a knife around edge of cupcakes to loosen.
    14. 14
      Remove cupcakes and cool on wire rack.
    15. 15
      Invert onto serving plate.
    16. 16
      Garnish each with a little whipped cream and a strawberry, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 27, 2012


      I am rating 4 stars because I changed a bit. I used cream of tartar beaten with the egg whites and baking soda with the flour. I did not spray the pan. They stuck a bit but came out ok. I just mixed the cocoa with the flour and folded it all in together. They were very tasty and I will be making them for my boy's 3rd birthday. Thanks for helping me stick to the diet!

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    • on March 25, 2010


      Quite tasty. I used ww pastry flour and regular unsweetened cocoa. And I doubled the recipe. Sure glad I did...they went very fast. Mine didn't fall. We topped them with a light vanilla frosting. It did increase the calories a bit but still each treat ended up being under 100 calories! Will make again!

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    • on June 14, 2009


      These cupcakes are great, especially for the low calories per serving (about 50 cals - I used a really great resource called Recipe Analyzer at!! I also used unsweetened cocoa powder and found that ey tasted sweet enough even when eaten plain. I didn't have baking powder, so I googled "baking powder substitute" and found one that involved baking soda and cream of tartar. I also didn't use the blender to blend in the rest of the ingredients beyond the first step after I formed the stiff egg white peaks the first time, but they turned out great anyway. I couldn't believe how light and fluffy they were, nor that a recipe with such simple ingredients came out at such a low cal count! The cupcakes did deflate a little bit as the other reviewers mentioned, but not very much. Also, I microwaved half of the batter in the plastic container that I used to mix the ingredients - it came out great that way, too! It actually resulted in a mini-cake with easier cleanup. I'll definitely be making these again and again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes

    Serving Size: 1 (515 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 37.5
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 91.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 1.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sweetened cocoa powder

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