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Bite-size cakes satisfy a craving while offering portion control

Bite-size cakes satisfy a craving while offering portion control

Even a chunky cherub knows angel food cake can help lighten the pudge.
The puffy, cloudlike confection is low in calories and fat and contains absolutely no cholesterol. A prudent dessert choice for anyone watching their waistline, the only downside is the cake requires separating and whipping egg whites until they form peaks.
Perfect for a brunch or shower, The Star's Lemon Angel Bites are small but still glamorous, especially when drizzled with a bright lemony glaze. A typical slice of angel food cake from a mix contains about 128 calories. At just 41 calories per "bite," a serving of three cakes can satisfy a craving for something sweet.
Now who's feeling downright devilish?
LEMON ANGEL BITES
(Makes 40 mini angel bites)
1 cup superfine sugar, divided
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons cake flour
1/2 cup egg whites (5 to 6 eggs)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Additional grated lemon zest for garnish, if desired
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift 1/2 cup sugar and flour together two times; set aside.
Place egg whites, salt and cream of tartar in mixing bowl. Beat with mixer on high speed until egg whites form medium peaks. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup sugar over egg whites and beat until thick and shiny. Add vanilla and lemon zest and beat just until blended.
Sprinkle flour mixture over egg whites in 3 batches and fold in gently with rubber spatula. Spoon batter into ungreased mini muffin tins. Fill the cups almost full.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until cakes are golden brown.
Allow to cool in the muffin pans, then gently use a butter knife to remove to a wire rack placed over a cookie sheet.
Whisk together lemon juice and confectioners' sugar until blended.
Lightly dip tops of angel cakes in glaze then place on wire rack, glaze side up. Sprinkle lightly with additional lemon zest, if desired.


Updated : 2021-10-16 07:56 GMT+08:00