Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I have recently been using Pinterest a lot more again and I saw a little pin listing all different types of Cupcakes available at a little cupcake store somewhere in America and I absolutely adored it. It gave me the inspiration to create my own version and my first idea was Lemon Meringue Cupcakes and here is how I made them:

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Butter
  • 100g of Flour
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Eggs

For the Frosting

  • 75g of Icing Sugar
  • 25g of Butter
  • 2 tbsp of Lemon Juice

For the Meringue

  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 120g of Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Lemon Juice
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Method

  1. Firstly you want to make the mini meringues as they will need to rest for an hour before they can be used, it is best to do this either the night before, or earlier in the day
  2. Preheat the oven to 150C (Fan)
  3. To make the meringues whisk your egg whites in a bowl until they are stiff
  4. Then gradually add the sugar through a sieve whilst whisking until it is all combined and the mixture is still stiff
  5. Finally add the the lemon juice and give a final whisk
  6. Place a piece of baking paper on a tray and draw 12 small circles with space in between, the circles should be around 3cm (this size of a cupcake)
  7. The spoon out your mixture onto these circles making them into a cone shape (some people use a piping bag but you risk losing the air in the mixture so I prefer to freehand)
  8. The place the meringues into the oven and turn it down to 130C and bake for 20 minutes
  9. After 20 minutes turn off the oven but leave the meringues in the oven to cool
  10. Once your meringues are fully cooled you can start on the cupcakes
  11. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan) – Make sure you take out the meringues!
  12. Start by creaming the sugar and butter together in a bowl until smooth
  13. Then sieve in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and stir until the mixture is crumbly
  14. Finally add the eggs and mix until your cake batter is smooth
  15. Divide evenly into the cupcake cases and bake for 10 minutes
  16. Once the cupcakes are ready you can prepare the frosting
  17. This bit is easy, put the icing sugar, butter and lemon juice into a bowl and stir until combined and smooth
  18. Once this is done you are ready to assemble your Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
  19. Take one cupcake, if it has a little knobbly bit on the top, cut this off so you have a flat surface then place a generous dollop of the lemon frosting into the middle, then place of your mini meringues onto the frosting to stick it down
  20. Repeat the process for all 12 cupcakes and you are ready to enjoy!

Note: This recipe will make 12 cupcakes

I must be doing something right at the moment as these Lemon Meringue Cupcakes came out just as I had imagined and looked really great. They were a little bit difficult to eat but when they taste good who cares right!

I have to think up my next cupcake now… If you have any ideas or a favourite recipe you would like me to try, just comment below!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. lumina2k says:

    I will definitely be trying these! Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

    1. If you do I would love to know how they go!

  2. sraheja says:

    These seem amazing! Loving your blog so far 🙂 if you need more inspiration for cupcakes, check out my blog! Its just cupcakes

  3. Betty says:

    These sound so good, I love anything LEMON. YUMMM
    Thanks for visiting my website and all the “likes”..

    1. I love finding other blogs with recipes I would make!

  4. Can I sink into the meringue please?! Yup, you’re making me crave cupcakes at 5AM…

  5. CupCake says:

    Awesome, thanks for sharing!

  6. Bob says:

    Great Recipe! Thanks for posting..

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