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Fluffy and light Angel food cupcakes are the tastiest dessert—especially with a pineapple flavored whipped topping. Perfect for showers, family dinners, or a girls night with friends!

You can enjoy classic Angel Food Cake with whipped cream and berries, as a layered trifle, or make it in this cupcake form! Give them all a try!

Angel food cupcakes with whipped topping and berries

A Classic in Cupcake Form

Angel Food cake is a classic dessert that never goes out of style. But, have you ever had in cupcake form?

I love taking a dessert and making a mini version of it. These cupcakes turn out so beautiful with some whipped cream and berries on top! Bring these to your next dinner party and get ready for everyone to be impressed.

The best thing about these cupcakes is that they are really easy to make. They are fluffy and so soft. You can top them with different items, but the pineapple flavored frosting is our FAVORITE. So delicious!! You’re going to love this recipe.

How to Make Angel Food Cupcakes

CUPCAKES. Start by preheating the oven to 375. Prepare the cake as directed on package. Pour the batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups to about 2/3 full. Bake for 13-14 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Make sure to refrigerate batter if baking in batches.

Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 5-10 minutes before removing.

TOPPING. In a medium bowl, mix together pineapple juice, pudding mix and whipped cream. Mix until combined and use to frost cupcakes. Top the cupcakes with assorted berries and mint leaves if desired.

BAKING TIPS

Angel food cake tends to rise quite a bit so be cautious when filling the cupcake tins

Also, if you don’t have a large enough pan to bake all the cupcakes at once, then keep your batter in the fridge and bake it up as quickly as you can.

How do I know the angel cake is done? Angel cake is different from other cakes and you do not want to use the traditional toothpick test. When the top look golden use your finger to gently press the center of the cupcake. When you touch it, it should spring back. 

Storing Tips

Make ahead of time: If you want to make these ahead of time you’ll want to store the cupcakes separately from the toppings. You can make the angel food cupcakes 1-2 days days before hand or freeze them for 4-6 months. 

When you’re ready to make them frost and keep them in the fridge until serving.

Store leftovers: Store frosted cupcakes in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Close up of angel food cake cupcakes topped with frosting and berries

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5 from 12 votes

Angel Food Cupcake Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Fluffy and light Angel food cupcakes are the tastiest dessert—especially with a pineapple flavored whipped topping.
Servings: 30
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 16 oz. angel food cake mix box
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 3.4 ox. Vanilla pudding mix box
  • 3 cups whipped cream
  • 2 cups berries assorted
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Prepare cake as directed on package. Pour batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups to about 2/3 full. Bake for 13-14 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Make sure to refrigerate batter if baking in batches.
  • Cool cupcakes in pan for 5-10 minutes then remove and cool.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together pineapple juice, pudding mix and whipped cream. Mix until combined and use to frost cupcakes.
  • Top with assorted berries and mint leaves if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 145mg, Potassium: 33mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 46IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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15 Comments

  1. Karen Funk says:

    5 stars
    I like to bake angel food cake from the Betty Crocker mix that requires only water. Pineapple juice in the frosting sounds delicious along with the pudding mix and whipped topping. I think I will cheat and use frozen whipped topping. Thanks for a great idea. If Don’t use them all at the same time, I can freeze some for later!

  2. Nicole Moore says:

    Can you use homemade angel food cake?

  3. Janice says:

    Can you use the confetti angel food cake mix?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yes, I imagine that would work just fine!

  4. Kristi says:

    5 stars
    These cupcakes Are delicious topped with whip cream and sliced strawberries, like a little strawberry shortcake. My favorite treat!

  5. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    These are some of the best cupcakes ever! The best light and delicious flavor!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thank you!! I’m so glad that you enjoyed them!

  6. Beth says:

    5 stars
    Oh wow! These cupcakes are so yummy and delicious! My family was all over these and were such a big hit! I can’t wait to make these again soon! Such a yummy dessert!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yay! So glad to hear that they were a hit! Thanks for giving them a try.

  7. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    A light and easy treat with a special hint of pineapple.

  8. Julia says:

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe! I usually stay away from Angel Food cake it can be a bit dry but not these cupcakes. Perfect texture and so delicious!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thank you!! So glad to hear you enjoyed the cupcakes!

  9. Joy says:

    5 stars
    These are so light & airy!! Love the hint of pineapple in the frosting.

    1. Rosemary Zane says:

      Did you use cool whip in these angel food cupcakes or fresh cream

      1. Lil'Luna Team says:

        I like to use fresh cream (which if you use, you’ll whip before adding to the recipe). But you could use cool whip too. Here’s a recipe for whipped cream if you decide to use homemade whipped cream for the recipe. https://lilluna.com/whipped-cream/