Raspberry Lemon Cream Angel Food Cakes

This is another recipe that is shared by my neighbor THE KRAZY CAKE LADY.

They look and taste delicious. However, I had some failures on this first attempt so I will share what I learned and share her pic:

  1. DO NOT over fill the cupcake tins. It is better to under fill than overfill.
  2. WATCH THE BAKING TIME CAREFULLY. The box of mix I used said to bake 12-20 minutes. That is a very broad range. My first batch over baked at 16 minutes (I split the difference), so I had to adjust down.
  3. If you are piping the cream with a star tip… CHOP THE RASPBERRIES VERY FINE. I was constantly picking out raspberries that were plugging the tip. I ended up removing the tip and piping from the bag without it.
  4. DOUBLE THE CREAM (at least) I am sure you will love it as much as I do. I threw out 1/3 of the cakes (burnt) and I still ran out.

Angel Food Cupcakes

  • 1 box angel food mix
  • Follow all direction on box but add zest of one large lemon, and replace 2 tbs. water for 2 tbs fresh lemon juice.

Line cupcake tin with liners and bake according to package directions.

Raspberry lemon whipped cream

  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
    (this helps cream hold it's shape for decorating)
  • fresh raspberries roughly chopped

In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla, sugar, lemon juice and corn syrup until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like. hint: if cream is over beaten you can add a dash of unbeaten cream to smooth it out. Once cream is whipped add 1 cup chopped raspberries to cream and mix in by hand.

To decorate
Use a large star tip or round tip and drop into a decorators bag fitted with a coupler. Or just drop a tip into a slightly trimmed large ziplock bag. Or just use a bag with not tip. Starting outside in make a coil shape with cream on top of cupcake. Top with 1 raspberry.

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