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Angel food cupcakes recipe comes together so easy and has only 60 calories. Everyone will enjoy this lighter treat and it is delicious.

Angel Food Cupcakes on a platter topped with fresh fruit
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I like making dessert recipes, that are delicious but are low in calorie. This is one of my favorites because of the flavor and how simple it is to make.

For another low calorie treat idea, try the recipe for Low Calorie Lemon Cupcakes. They are light and fluffy and only 80 calories! You may also love these Low Calorie Brownies.

Why We Love This Recipe

This impressive dessert is no only delicious, but the light and airy texture makes for a delicious dessert. Everyone is always amazed that it is low in calorie which allows them to eat more.

Add your favorite fresh fruit for a delicious dessert for any occasion.

Angel Food Cupcakes Ingredients - angel food cake mix, water, cool whip, fresh strawberries


  • Angel Food Cake Mix
  • Water
  • Cool Whip Free
  • Fresh strawberries

Scroll to the bottom for the full list of ingredients and recipe in the recipe card.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Feel free to make this recipe with Homemade Whipped Cream Frosting. It only requires two ingredients and taste amazing. Combine the two ingredients in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer or whisk with a hand mixer.

You can also make Homemade Angel Food Cake with simple ingredients which includes cream of tartar. The cupcake recipe is always a family favorite and perfect served with fresh berries.

Step by Step Instructions

Combine the angel food cake ingredients in a bowl with a bowl of fresh fruit on the side

Step 1 – First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, prepare the angel food cake mix according to the directions. Use a spatula to gently fold the ingredients.

Placing the angel food cake batter into the muffin tin

Step 2 – Place the cupcake liners in cupcake tin. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners about ¾ full. It will make about 41 cupcakes.

Baked Angel Food Cupcake cooling on a wire rack

Step 3 – Bake the cupcakes for 12-14 minutes until the top is slightly colored (not brown anymore). Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

Frosting the cupcakes with the cool whip

Step 4 – Add cool whip to each cupcake. Also, add 1 strawberry sliced on top of each cupcake. Serve and Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Combine Ingredients – Make the Angel Food Cupcakes according to the package on the box.
  • Frosting Cupcakes – Cool Cupcakes before topping with the cool whip. You want them room temperature before frosting.
  • Serving – We love to serve the cupcakes with fresh berries on top. Serve with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Close up image of angel food cupcake topped with fresh berries

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Can I Make Ahead of time?

Yes, these are the best cupcakes to make ahead of time. I like to prepare the angel food cupcakes and the frost when I am ready to serve.

Angel Food cupcakes on a cake stand topped with fresh berries and cool whip

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Angel Food Cupcakes

4.95 from 18 votes
These Angel Food Cupcakes are easy to make and only 60 calories each! They will be the talk of your next party and are the perfect “healthier” treat.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 41
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 59


  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix
  • Water
  • 2 Cool Whip Free (8 oz containers)
  • Fresh Strawberries sliced
  • cupcake liners
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare Angel Food according to the directions.
  • Place the cupcake liners in muffin tins.
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners about ¾ full (I used big cookie scoop). Will make about 41 cupcakes.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes until the top is slightly colored (not brown anymore)
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of Cool Whip free to each cupcake
  • Add 1 strawberry (sliced) on top of each cupcake.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used a piping bag to decorate the cupcakes with cool whip, but you can just spoon it on as well.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 59kcal, Carbohydrates 13g, Sodium 95mg, Potassium 16mg, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 10IU, Calcium 24mg, Iron 0.1mg

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  1. Chloe says:

    5 stars
    How do I store the cupcakes? In an airtight container in the fridge? How long will they be good for? Thanks for this recipe! Just made it!

  2. Mary L Johnson says:

    5 stars
    Hi, Made cake cookies. Used Devils Food Cake mix and made some cookies w/peanut butter morsels and some with Bailey’s Irish Cream morsels. Both types turn out fantastic and all the neighbors just raved over them. They couldn’t figure out the cookie taste w/the Bailey’s until I told them, Ha,Ha.
    Keep all the great recipes coming, looking forward to new ideas for 2021.
    Happy New Year!!
    Stay safe & well.

  3. Carrie says:

    Yes for these, I make them based on the back of the package instructions. Thank you!

  4. Rachel says:

    How much water is used?
    All these directions say is to make it then bake it but no answer on how much water to mix with the dry mix. Are we supposed to make the cake mix with the ingredients it says on the box instead?

  5. Paula says:

    Should I spray the cupcake liners with cooking spray? The box recipe says not to grease the pan.

  6. Carrie says:

    Regular size cupcakes. Thank you!

  7. Rachael Hall says:

    Are these normal size cupcakes or the minis?

  8. Carrie says:

    Yes, I think you can freeze them.

  9. Cathe says:

    can you freeze these cupcakes

  10. Peachy says:

    5 stars
    Made these tonight. They are really good and perfect for my diet. But 8 minutes baking time was not nearly enough. Mine took 14 minutes, so don’t be afraid to leave them in longer if you don’t think they are done.

  11. Val D. says:

    can these be frozen?

  12. Carrie says:

    Oh that sounds delicious Jan! I will have to try this. 🙂

  13. Jan says:

    I added 1/4 cup of powdered cocoa to the batter for a very light chocolate angel food and a carton of non fat cherry vanilla yogurt to the cool whip for the topping. All yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Carrie says:

    You use what your box says. I didn’t put the amount because it varies from brand.

  15. Leslye Klinger says:

    How MUCH water do you use? It’s not listed in the recipe.

  16. Amee says:

    Looks so yummy and love your low calorie version

  17. Carrie says:

    Thanks Heather! I think you will love them!

  18. Heather Hernandez says:

    Cool Whip is like magic – thanks for the low-calorie recipe!