Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes

Recipe by Ducky

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.

Top Review by Annas_Mom_Erin

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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