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Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest!

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

So, it’s technically still Summer. But, here in blogger World, summer is about to be kicked to the curb and an onslaught of fall will be blowing up your computer screens any day now! So, I had to get (at least) on more super Summery recipe out of me!

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Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest!

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

So, it’s technically still Summer. But, here in blogger World, summer is about to be kicked to the curb and an onslaught of fall will be blowing up your computer screens any day now! So, I had to get (at least) on more super Summery recipe out of me!

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE fall, fall is my favorite. But, I just want to hold on to these delicious Summery flavors and fruits just a little while longer. When I think of Summer, I think of bright flavors. What is more “bright” than citrus?

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

I love lemons and limes, I think they add to much to dishes! They are bright, tart and go perfectly in sweet and savory dishes. I wanted to pair these two citrus fruits with a sweet that would let their flavors shine! When it’s hot and sticky out, I don’t want something that is going to weigh me down. So, I thought angel food cupcakes would be perfect!

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

And they are! I had about a bajillion lemons and limes for a super exciting announcement coming your way later this month! Get excite! So, for this “project” I made these cupcakes but didn’t want to wait to get you the recipe. Enjoy!!

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes

 

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Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Ingredients

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes

  • ¾ cup + 2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour sifted
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 egg whites at room temperature
  • Tablespoon warm water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

Lemon Lime Whipped Frosting

  • ½ Cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 16 oz tub whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

Instructions

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, place the sugar and pulse until super fine, 2 minutes. Sift half of the sugar with the flour and salt, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with hand mixer or stand mixer, place the egg whites, add in the water, vanilla and cream of tartar. Mix until fully combined. Gradually add in the remaining sugar until incorporated. place mixer on medium speed until egg whites form medium peaks.
  4. Start to add in the flour mixture a little at a time by sifting it onto the surface of the egg mixture and folding it in in very small batches. Finally, add in the lemon and lime zest and fold in.
  5. Fill the cupcake liners almost all the way to the top. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Lemon Lime Whipped Frosting

  1. Using a hand mixer, cream butter in a large bowl. Add in the powdered sugar a little at a time, this will form a thick paste. Add in the vanilla and milk, mix to combine. Add in the lemon and lime zest and half of the whipped topping and whisk in on low speed until smooth. Take the remaining whipped topping and fold in with a spoon or spatula. Place in fridge for 15 minutes to set up.
  2. Frost cupcakes, garnish with more lemon and lime zest if desired, enjoy! These cupcakes must be refrigerated if not eaten right away.

Recipe Notes

You will probably have some frosting left over... get out a spoon!

 

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

I looove using zest, so much flavor!

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

These are so light and airy, don’t be surprised if you want more than one!

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

And so pretty too! I couldn’t help but take about 100 pictures.

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

What about you? Are you a citrus lover? Do you want to hold on to Summer or are you ready for fall?!

Lemon Lime Angel Food Cupcakes, light as air homemade angel food cupcakes and whipped frosting, flavored with lemon and lime zest! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #angelfood #whippedfrosting #lemonlime

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