Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes

Recipe by Ducky




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