Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Posted 2017-08-19 by Belindafollow

All the best bits of a lemon meringue pie and a cupcake merge to make one impressive looking and tasting treat that will delight the entire family.

Preparation Time: 2 hours including chilling time
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 12

Ingredients
Curd (Makes 1 1/2 cups)
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
165 g caster sugar
80 g butter, cubed
zest and juice of 2 lemons

Cupcakes
125 g butter, room temperature
155 g caster sugar
2 eggs
150 g SR flour
150 g plain flour
125 ml milk

Meringue
4 egg whites
215 g caster sugar

Method
  • Whisk together the eggs, yolks and sugar in a saucepan until smooth. Place the saucepan over low heat and add the butter, zest and juice. Whisk continuously.

  • Once the butter has melted, increase the heat to medium and continue to whisk continuously until the curd has thickened. Strain the curd through a sieve into a container to cool. Refrigerate for 60-90 minutes.

  • To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12 hole muffin pan with muffin cases.
  • Cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the flours and milk and mix until just combined. Spoon the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cases. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

  • Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cupcakes are cool, use a serrated knife to cut the centres out of each cupcake. Spoon the lemon curd into the holes.
  • To make the meringue, whisk the eggs until soft peaks form. Gradually add in the sugar and continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved.

  • Spoon the meringue into a piping bag and pipe the meringue over the top of the cupcakes.

  • Place the cupcakes under the grill to brown, or use a cook's blowtorch to lightly toast the meringue.

  • Leftover curd can be kept refrigerated in a sterilised container for 2 weeks.

    Categories
    #cupcakes
    #lemon
    #meringue
    #baking
    #family
    #party_food
    #morning_tea
    #afternoon_tea
    #dessert
    #sweets


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    Family_friendly
    Easy
    Dinner
    Healthy
    Lunch
    Family
    Vegetarian
    Quick
    Dessert
    Simple
    Snack
    Kids
    Vegan
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