Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes are individual tender cakes that are light as air with a luscious buttery lemon icing. These are made pretty much the same way as other angel food cakes, but are baked in muffin papers instead of a tube pan. The addition of fresh lemon zest in the batter brightens up the delicate flavor and takes these from ho-hum to oh-yum!
You may notice that when you fill the papers that it seems to be overfilled some - the original recipe called for 16 servings, but I think 12 is a better fit. I also noticed that instead of spreading out like some cupcakes or muffins might do, mine baked straight up like a souffle and slightly deflated as they cooled. While a large cake is always nice, these smaller sized cupcakes are just the right size for a treat at a summer picnic or barbeque. The icing is pretty sweet and I think I would try to cut the sweetness with a dash of popcorn salt next time. I use that salt because it dissolves better and won't leave the frosting grainy. I garnished these with some edible flowers.
Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes