Passion Fruit Cupcakes
  • 5 large egg whites, fresh (165g)
  • 1 tsp vinegar (5g)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (60g)
  • 1/2 cup cake flour (137g)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (5g)
  • 4 passion fruits (yields 45g of juice)

Frosting:
  • 1/4 pasteurized egg whites (63g)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (33g)
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar (2.5g)
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
A perfect Easter treat, at the time of year when passionfruit is in peak season. This angelfood based cupcake contains a "yolk" of tangy passionfruit flavor.
 Nutritional information 
1 cupcake
 Phosphorus (mg) 8 
 Potassium (mg) 48 
 Sodium (mg) 32 
 Protein (g) 2.6 
 Sugar (g) 19 
 Carbohydrates (g) 24 
 Water (mL) 19 
 Fibre (g) 0.1 
 Calories 105 
STEP 1: Place cupcake liners in muffin cups and lightly spray some cooking oil. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
STEP 2: Cut open the passion fruits and transfer the seedy flesh into a sieve above a bowl. Mash the flesh against the sieve to extract the juice into the bowl.
STEP 3: The seeds can be discarded.
STEP 4: Heat up the passion fruit juice gently in the microwave, it will thicken when warmed. Reserve a teaspoon of the warm juice for the frosting.
STEP 5: Separate the whites from the yolks. Pasteurized egg whites are inconsistent for making angelfood cake, I prefer to use fresh. You can discard the yolks or give them to a non-renally challenged family member to make a very rich omelet!
STEP 6: With the whisk attachment, beat the whites to soft peaks, add the vinegar, and beat to stiff peaks. Slowly add the powdered sugar as you continue whisking. Finish by adding the vanilla extract.
STEP 7: Sift the cake flour and the granulated sugar together through a sieve.
STEP 8: It is important that the flour/sugar mixture be uniform.
STEP 9: Gently and gradually fold in the flour sugar mixture, shaking a little bit through a sieve each time.
STEP 10: Distribute half the cake mixture evenly in the cupcake liners, and drop a bit of passion fruit juice in each, making a small cradle in the center.
STEP 11: Distribute the rest of the cake mixture evenly in the cupcake liners.
STEP 12: Bake for 23 minutes at 350F.
STEP 13: Frosting: whisk the pasteurized egg whites (use pasteurized because these will be eaten raw)!, until soft peaks, add the vinegar, and gradually add the sugar. Finish by adding the teaspoon of reserved passionfruit juice.
STEP 14: Drop a dollop of frosting and they are ready to eat. Keep refrigerated.




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