Besides serving savory nibbles at a champagne cocktail engagement party, offer guests a couple of sweet treats too. Fill bowls with chocolate candies and make one delicious dessert for guests to enjoy.
Cupcakes are classic and quintessential. They look pretty, can be prepared in advance, and are universally loved. This recipe features raspberry filled angel food cupcakes with a simple powdered sugar glaze.
Filling Makes 18 cupcakes.
3 cups raspberries (3/4 pound)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 4 teaspoons of water
1 cup cake flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
10 large egg whites (1 1/4 cups), at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 plump vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 tablespoons water
Pinch of salt
Makes 18 cupcakes.