Lavender Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

September 5, 2008 at 3:18 am 3 comments


Lavender Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache


Angel Food:
6 Egg Whites

1 tsp Cream of Tartar
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4c Granulated Sugar

3/4c Cake Flour

3 tbsp Lavender flowers

Chocolate Ganache:
8 oz Cream

9 oz Dark high quality Chocolate

Beat the egg whites at medium speed along with the cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks are formed. Gradually add the sugar and beat further until stiff peaks are formed. Then, gently fold the flour and lavender into the meringue until it is all combined. Spoon into paper cups in a muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Take them out of the oven and let them cool upside down.

While they’re baking, you can make your Ganache. Bring the cream to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour it over the chocolate and begin to whisk until the chocolate is melted and a very smooth consistency is achieved. You’re done. Let this chill for a while before pouring it over the cupcakes.

When the cupcakes are cooled, spoon the ganache over them and let them set in the fridge. I piped little stars of Whipped Cream over mine and sprinkled some Lavender over the top as a garnish. This just makes it look really pretty!! Sit back and enjoy!

Happy Baking!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bronwyn  |  September 24, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Hey! So when you say “Take them out of the oven and let them cool upside down”, how do you manage to do that?

  • 2. dolcecakes  |  September 24, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    When I made my cupcakes, I made sure to only fill my cupcake papers half way. This way, when they were finished baking, I could flip them over and the excess paper from the wrapper was holding up the cake. This allows the cakes to cool and now collapse on themselves. If you don’t do this, that’s fine too! These cakes probably aren’t big enough to completely collapse on themselves, I just like to take every precaution with an Angel Food Cake. I hope this helps you!

  • 3. Bronwyn  |  September 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you so much!

    The last time I made Angel Cake Cupcakes, I filled the papers right up in an attempt to compensate for any shrinkage. Well, they really shrank! I’m definitely going to try your method next time I tackle Angel Cake Cupcakes.


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