1 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cake flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • ½ lemon’s worth of juice
  • lemon zest, for garnish
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake flour, 1/3 cup sugar and the salt. In an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar to soft peaks. With the mixer at medium speed, gradually add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Beat at high speed to stiff, glossy peaks. Lower speed and mix in vanilla. Fold in the flour in 3 additions, taking care to deflate the batter as little as possible. Divide batter among the muffin tins and smooth out the tops. Bake until tops are golden. When you insert a toothpick into the center it should come out clean, about 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes and then remove cupcakes from the tin to cool completely. When the cupcakes are completely cool, make the glaze. In a small bowl, stir together the confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice to make a thick glaze. Drizzle the glaze over tops of cupcakes and garnish with lemon zest. Let glaze harden before serving.

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