Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
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Servings
32-36 cupcakes
Servings
32-36 cupcakes
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Print Recipe
Servings
32-36 cupcakes
Servings
32-36 cupcakes
Ingredients
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Lemon Curd (makes about 2 cups)
Meringue
Servings: cupcakes
Instructions
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 325° degrees.
  2. Line cupcake pan with baking cups. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time.
  5. Mix until just combined.
  6. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt together. Whisk to combine.
  7. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk until completely incorporated.
  8. Add the lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. Mix batter for an additional minute.
  9. Mixture should look light and fluffy.
  10. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full (i used paper souffle cups) and bake for 17 to 23 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
Lemon Curd
  1. Combine whole eggs and yolks, sugar, and lemon juice in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat. Add butter, a few pieces at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Strain through a fine sieve into another bowl, and cover with parchment paper or plastic wrap, pressing it directly on surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours (or up to 2 days).
Meringue
  1. Combine the egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar and salt in heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. Heat the mixture on medium heat whisking frequently. Whisk until the mixture reaches 160° F on an instant-read thermometer. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk starting at low speed and gradually increasing to medium-high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 5-7 minutes. Mix in the vanilla until combined.
To Assemble Cupcakes:
  1. Using a sharp knife cut a small round out of the top of the cupcake, about the size of a quarter and about a half an inch deep. (If you used souffle cups you can skip cutting out the round.)
  2. Fill in the hole with lemon curd. If you’d like, place the cut out cake piece back on top of lemon curd.
  3. If you used souffle cups, top off the cup with lemon curd.
  4. Using a spoon pile some meringue on top.
  5. Use a kitchen torch to brown.
  6. Refrigerate until you serve them.
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