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10 Cupcakes That Won't Put on the Pounds


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Angel Food
Fresh fruit is the perfect accompaniment to angel food cupcakes.
Fresh fruit is the perfect accompaniment to angel food cupcakes.
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Angel food cake has a lot of sugar, but it's fat- and cholesterol-free -- and two out of three isn't bad. Working with egg whites does take some additional effort, but these airy treats are worth the extra time. If you want to lighten this recipe even more, you could replace some of the sugar with sugar substitute blend, but your cupcakes won't be as light and fluffy as those using real sugar. Another tip is to use paper liners in your muffin pan; without them, your cakes will stick like glue to the pan, wrecking the pillowy mounds you worked so hard to perfect.


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